World Intellectual Property Day, 2009February 25th, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by VKS
Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) play an important role in the social, economic and cultural development of a society. Intellectual Property Rights in India (IPRs in India) are gaining lot of attention and importance in India. However, public awareness in this regard is missing as there are very few public awareness initiatives in India. Perry4Law has been spreading awareness about IPRs in India since 2002 and it provided IPR Trends in India, 2007, IPR Trends in India, 2008, etc.
Realising the importance of IPR awareness, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) celebrates World IP Day every year on 26th April. Perry4Law has been celebrating World IP Day and WIPO Weeks for the past many years. This year also it will celebrate WIPO Week, 2009. On the World IP Day, 2009 Perry4Law would resolve the questions and queries of the persons engaged in innovative technologies, especially those related to green innovations having an important bearing upon the environment and climate.
IPRs in India are duly protected and effectively enforced. There are, however, growing demands from the “International Community” to enact Laws on the lines of “Digital Millennium Copyright Act” and other “Techno-Legal Laws” in India. These Techno-Legal Laws requires “Domain Specific Expertise” in the fields like Cyber Law in India, IPRs in India, e-discovery in India. In particular issues like Digital Rights Protection and Management in India would be of great concern in India.
To strengthen these initiatives, IPR Helpdesk of India is coordinating International and National IPRs efforts and expertise on the one hand and managing IP Development Issues related to the Development Agenda of WIPO on the other hand. A Special Initiative against Counterfeiting and Piracy has been undertaken keeping in mind the Techno-Legal challenges of Electronic Era and Digital Millennium.
IPR can be a major factor in the economic development of a nation if the innovations are utilised properly. Similarly, India has also lost many valuable IPRs in the past due to absence of legislative framework in this regard. It is high time that people must realise the value of their innovations and protect them accordingly.