WIPO Current Affairs - 2019

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Patents granted by India up by 50% in 2017: WIPO

According to World Intellectual Property Indicators 2018 report released by United Nation’s World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), number of patents granted by India shot up by 50% in 2017.  The patents granted by India increased from 8,248 in 2016 to 12,387 in 2017, thus keeping up trend of steep increases. Key Facts Patents granted in Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Global Innovation Index (GII): India ranks 57th

In recently released Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018, India was ranked 57th among 130 countries. It was 11th edition of GII and was jointly released by Cornell University, INSEAD and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).  This year, India has moved up 3 places as compared to 60th rank in GII 2017 and emerged as top-ranked economy Read More…

Month:  Categories: Reports & Indices

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Cabinet approves accession to WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty

The Union Cabinet has approved India’s accession to WIPO Copyright Treaty, 1996 and WIPO Performers and Phonograms Treaty, 1996 which extends coverage of copyright to the internet and digital environment.  The proposal was submitted by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Key Facts The approval is step towards objective Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Berne Convention: India submits declaration  

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has notified declaration submitted by Indian relating to Article II and III of Appendix to Paris Act (1971) related to Berne Convention for Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. The declaration will enter into force, with respect to India from March 28, 2018. It will enable India to avail itself Read More…

Month:  Categories: International

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2nd Technology and Innovation Support Centre established in Chennai

India’s second Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) will be established at Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR), Anna University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) under World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) TISC (Technology and Innovation Support Centre) Program. In this regard, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry has signed Institutional agreement Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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DIPP to set up India’s first TISC in Punjab

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) will establish India’s first Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) at Patent Information Centre, Punjab. In this regard, DIPP has signed an Institutional agreement with the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology. The TISC will be set up under the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) TISC Read More…

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Fact Box: Global Innovation Index 2017

In the Global Innovation Index 2017, co-authored by Cornell University, INSEAD and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), India has moved up 6 places to reach 60th place among 130 countries emerging as the top-ranked economy in Central and South Asia. This is the 10th edition of the Global Innovation Index 2017 (GII). Salient Highlights Top 10 most Innovative countries: Switzerland, Read More…

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