Sri Lanka’s traditional medicines to be protected under int’l intellectual property system – Xinhua | English.news.cn

Sri Lanka has announced that it is moving its centuries-old folk medicine system for protection under the international intellectual property system, local media reported Saturday.

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Balance Achieved In Future Work For WIPO Patent Law Committee, Delegates Say – Intellectual Property Watch

The last World Intellectual Property Organization committee before the summer break ended on a happy note this week. After some time spent tweaking the future work of the WIPO committee on the law of patents, delegates appeared satisfied with the balance achieved.

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India Approves Accession to WIPO Internet Treaties

India amended its copyright law to comply with the WIPO Internet Treaties in 2012, but strangely never acceded to them, because of which it has drawn considerable international criticism.

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Jaipur to have WIPO support centre

Stating that India could occupy a prominent place in patenting, a senior official of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on Thursday said it would soon open a TISC in Jaipur to train people on accessing the patent database.

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Does your Thanjavur painting have fake gold?

People have long known that not every Thanjavur painting that glitters is gold. There was, however, no way to find out if the gold foil and gemstones used in these traditional crafts were authentic or fake – not without ruining the painting. Now there is: Raman spectroscopy.

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WIPO experts for workshop on patent search

Experts from World Intellectual Property Organization-Geneva will take part in an advanced training and workshop on patent search here at Sunrise Incubation Hub on July 5 and 6. WIPO experts will be the resource persons.

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India stands against a patently unjust proposal at WIPO meet

Proposed tweak of ‘patents treaty’ may affect sovereign rights of small countries

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Deference, Not Delegation! – WIPO PCT Negotiations – Intellectual Property Watch

A new PCT Proposal seeks to amend the PCT Regulations so as to provide Member States to enter into a voluntary or opt-in arrangement that would allow such Member state to ‘outsource’ it’s patenting mechanism to another country/ regional treaty office even if it is not a member of such regional treaty.

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India to oppose planned patents rule – Times of India

Representative image (TOI photo) An effort by the World Intellectual Property Organisation ( WIPO) to bring in a new rule that would allow countries to delegate the functions of their patents office to another country or international organisation has set alarm bells ringing among many developing countries and activists working on access to medicines.

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Countries Discuss Prospect Of Plurilateral Agreement On Genetic Resources Protection – Intellectual Property Watch

Faced with a longstanding lack of progress at the World Trade Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization on the protection of genetic resources and traditional knowledge, some developing countries are examining the possibility of moving outside the multilateral system toward a plurilateral agreement with like-minded countries.

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IPPro The internet | Virgin goes galactic in UDRP dispute | ipprotheinternet.com

IPPro The Internet is the go-to industry publication for free news, views and opinion on intellectual property news. Virgin has recovered a domain name in a UDRP dispute at the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre

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WIPO experts call China’s IP system role model – Xinhua | English.news.cn

GENEVA, June 5 (Xinhua) — With the Chinese economy transitioning to a knowledge-based one, China’s intellectual property (IP) system has seen tremendous development, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) experts said.

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How the WIPO Broadcasting Treaty Will Lock Up Online Video

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is no longer the only game in town when it comes to international copyright negotiations. Today, trade negotiations such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are also used to haggle over copyright rules. But the advantage of…

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Civil Society Issues Call For Action On Draft WIPO Copyright Exceptions – Intellectual Property Watch

This week the World Intellectual Property Organization copyright committee is looking at exceptions and limitations to copyright. A range of stakeholders with opposing views delivered long statements explaining their positions. Some proponents of mandatory international limitations and exceptions for certain actors cited the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals inscribing equitable quality education as a right.

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