World Intellectual Property Organisation Current Affairs, GK & News

World Intellectual Property Indicators 2022

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) recently released the World Intellectual Property Indicators 2022. What is the World Intellectual Property Indicators? The World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) is an authoritative report that provides an overview of activities in areas of patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, microorganisms, plant variety protection, geographical indications and creative economy. ..

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Global Innovation Index 2022

The Global Innovation Index 2022 was released recently by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Key findings Switzerland topped the Global Innovation Index for the 12th consecutive year. It leads the world in innovation outputs and specifically in patents by origin, software spending, high-tech manufacturing and production as well as export complexity. The second position was ..

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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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