World Intellectual Property Organisation Current Affairs, GK & News

World Intellectual Property Day: April 26

Every year, the World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated on April 26. The day is celebrated to highlight the importance of Intellectual Property. The day is celebrated by the World International Property and several other international organisations. This year, the World Intellectual Property Day is being celebrated under the following theme: Theme: IP and SMEs: ..

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Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry recently notified Copyright (Amendment) rules, 2021. The amendment has been made to bring the existing Copyright rules in the country with parity with the other relevant legislations. Current Scenario Currently, the Copyright regime of India is governed by Copyright Act, 1957 and the Copyright rules 2013. Why were the ..

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WIPO: India filed less than 1% of patents filed across the world in 2019

The recent data published by the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has shown that India filed less than 1% of the global patent applications with total filings of 2,053  in 2019. Apart from that, a decline has been noticed in applying for trademarks (0.7%) and only three industrial designs have been filed in 2019. ..

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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 ..

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Global Innovation Index 2019

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) released the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 report in New Delhi. GII rankings published annually by Cornell University, INSEAD, WIPO and GII Knowledge Partners (CII in India). The index is based on more than 80 indicators exploring a broad vision of innovation, including political environment, education, infrastructure and business ..

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