Intellectual Property: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

World Intellectual Property Day Observed on April 26th

Published: April 29, 2020

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 ..

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April 26: World Intellectual Property Day

Published: April 27, 2020

Every year, the World Intellectual Property Day is marked on April 26 to encourage creativity and innovation. The day was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000. This year, the World Intellectual Property Day is being marked under the theme Theme: Innovate for Green Future Significance The day is marked to celebrate ..

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National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of India launched

Published: April 18, 2020

On April 18, 2020, the Union Minister of culture Shri Prahlad Singh Patel launched the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The list is to include 13 elements that are already included in UNESCO Representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Highlights The initiative is a part of Vision 2024 of Ministry of Culture. ..

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Coordination Committee of WIPO nominates Daren Tang for Director General post

Published: March 6, 2020

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 ..

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GIPC releases International intellectual property index 2020

Published: February 6, 2020

The US Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Centre (GIPC) recently released the latest edition of International intellectual property index. In the list, India is ranked 40, with a score of 38.46%, higher than the last year’s score. India was placed at 36th rank in the last year’s list, which ranked 50 countries across the ..

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