National Intellectual Property Organization
World Intellectual Property Day
April 26, 2012

NIPO is an umbrella initiative destined to put India on the map of intellectual superpowers. NIPO's mandate includes developing policy initiatives in the area of IP; harnessing Intellectual Property assets & knowledge to generate economic wealth; help & assist individuals & organizations in capacity building and work as a platform for development, promotion, protection, compliance & enforcement of Intellectual Property & knowledge including through interactions with other organizations in India and abroad which are active in this field. Read More >>
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About Intellectual Property
Intellectual property rights are legal rights, which result from intellectual activity in the industrial, scientific, literary and artistic fields.
Industrial IP
Industrial property includes patents, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications.
Copyright And Neighbouring Rights
Copyright is a legal protection extended to the owner of the rights in an original work of creation. Copyright protects expressions and not the ideas.
Traditional Knowledge & Biological Diversity
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) recognizes the sovereign rights of countries on their genetic resources. Read More >>
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Concerns raised by US multinational corporations (MNCs) over the Indian Patents Act discouraging innovation have been refuted in a study released on Monday- Click here for the full Report

According to the study carried out by T.C. James, director, National Intellectual Property Organisation (NIPO), the number of patents issued for new pharma products in India have jumped more than three-fold from 765 in 2004-05 to 2,373 in 2008-09 after the patents act was introduced in the country. The total number of patents for companies across all segments have leaped from 1,911 to a whopping 18,230 during the period. Read More >>
"The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has released a Discussion Paper on 'Review of organizational structure of the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trade Marks and Geographical Indications' inviting comments and suggestions by 30th November, 2011. The paper can be accessed at"  
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By Elizabeth March, WIPO Magazine Editorial Team** Source: WIPO Magazine Issue No. 6/2008 dated June 2008
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