The government of India recently launched a portal (The Indian IP Panorama) which will act as a single window interface for information on intellectual property (IP). The portal will also provide guidance on leveraging IP for competitive advantage. The Indian IP Panorama can be accessed here.
Speaking about the portal, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary, Ramesh Abhishek, stated that the portal seeks to increase awareness and build sensitivity towards IP among stakeholders in the SME sector, academia and researchers.
The Indian IP Panorama is a customized version of IP Panorama Multimedia toolkit, developed by World Intellectual Property Organisation, Korean Intellectual Property Office and Korea Invention Promotion Association. The toolkit has been adapted to cater to SMEs and start-ups, especially in the ICTE sector of India, based on an agreement signed between WIPO and DeitY. The Indian IP Panorama is thus a customized version of WIPO’s original product and is in accordance with Indian IP laws, standards, challenges and needs of the Indian ICTE sector.
The five modules of the Indian IP Panorama include:
- “Importance of IP for SMEs”,
- “Industrial design”,
- “Invention and Patent” and
- “Patent Information”
The Indian IP Panorama has been developed under the aegis of Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) and DIPP, Government of India by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), in close coordination with the Indian IP office.
Also present during the launch was Mr. Francis Gurry, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
The Government also released a survey of the Madrid Protocol usage by the Indian industry and a report on “Marketing Campaign in India for International Registration of Trade Marks”. The survey was conducted and the report prepared by IIM Bangalore, in cooperation with DIPP, as part of a study funded by WIPO. The study will help the Indian industry to take advantage of the Madrid system.