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12th ASEM Summit held in Brussels, Belgium

The 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit was held in Brussels, Belgium. The theme of summit was ‘Global Partners for Global Challenges’. It was chaired by European Council President Donald Tusk. The summit was attended by heads of state of 51 European and Asian countries, representatives of European Union and Secretary General of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). India was represented by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu. This edition of summit has prioritised issues related to trade and investment, connectivity, sustainable development, climate change, terrorism, migration, maritime security and cyberspace.

Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM)

ASEM is informal political dialogue and cooperation forum that brings 53 entities – including 51 countries (including India) from Asia and Europe and two regional bodies European Union (EU) and ASEAN. It represents around 62.3% of the world’s population, 57.2% of the global GDP and almost 60% of the world’s trade.

ASEM was officially established in March 1996 at the first summit in Bangkok, Thailand. The dialogue addresses political, economic and cultural issues between the two regions. It also seeks to strengthen relationship between the two regions in a spirit of mutual respect and equal partnership. Three main pillars ASEM process are Political & Security, Economic & Financial and Social, Cultural & Educational.

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National Conference on Counterfeiting & Role of Enforcement Agencies held in New Delhi

The National Conference on Counterfeiting and Role of Enforcement Agencies was held in New Delhi. It was organised by Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) in collaboration with European Union (EU). It was inaugurated by Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu.

Key Facts

The conference aimed to provide common platform to national and international experts to have dialogue and exchange best practices for benefit of enforcement agencies, and industry representatives and provide fresh ideas for further strengthening IPR protection ecosystem.

It provided platform to officials to share their experiences and better inter-agency coordination with respect to tackling menace of counterfeiting. It was attended by officials of various enforcement agencies, many IP professionals, lawyers, e-commerce stakeholders and people from industry associations.

Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM)

CIPAM is a professional body under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Its mandate is to effectively implement National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy adopted in May 2016 with slogan – “Creative India; Innovative India”. It has undertaken several measures to strengthen IP ecosystem in the country.

Month: Categories: India Current Affairs 2018

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