Intellectual Property: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

WHO backs India’s proposal against “COVID-19 Vaccine Nationalism”

Early in October, 2020, India and South Africa urged the TRIPS Council of the World Health Organization to waive certain rules to scale-up research, development, manufacturing and supply of medical products to fight against COVID-19. This has been backed by the World Health Organization. Highlights India and South Africa had proposed to ease international and ..

What is KAPILA Campaign?

The Union Education Minister Ramesh pokhriyal nishank recently launched KAPILA campaign.  It is Kalam Programme for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness campaign. The campaign was launched to celebrate the 89 birth anniversary of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. His birth anniversary is celebrated as World Students Day all over the world. About the campaign ..

India-Denmark sign Memorandum of Understanding on Intellectual Property Cooperation

On September 26, 2020, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs signed Memorandum of Understanding on Intellectual Property Cooperation. Highlights The countries signed the agreement on the following To exchange experiences, best practices and knowledge of IP awareness among businesses, public, research and educational ..

World Intellectual Property Day Observed on April 26th

April 26th, 2020 was observed as the World Intellectual Property Day on the theme of ‘Innovate for a Green Future’. About the Day The World Intellectual Property Day is observed on April 26th to raise awareness about the importance of patents, trademarks and copyrights and the contributions of innovators to societal development. It marks the ..

Coordination Committee of WIPO nominates Daren Tang for Director General post

The Coordination Committee of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently nominated Daren Tang from Singapore for the post of Director General. The WIPO General Assembly will confirm the Coordination Committee’s nomination. Tang is currently serving as the Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore. The current Director General Francis Gurry’s term ..