World Intellectual Property Organization

World IP Day 2011 - Activity Reports

(in the language in which they were received)

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Antigua & Barbuda

In conjunction with Anjo Insurances (a division of A.W.H. Holdings Ltd.), the Antigua and Barbuda Intellectual Property and Commerce Office is running a logo competition for secondary school students. The competition will run from March 7 to April 9, 2011. It is anticipated that the winning logo will be registered as a trademark by the Antigua and Barbuda Intellectual Property Office for use by Anjo Insurances. Monetary prizes and certificates will also be awarded to the top three winning entries.

Argentina

Actividades organizadas por Fundación Vía Libre el 26 de abril son las siguientes:

  • Talleres sobre diversos temas:
    • Wikipedia, ¿qué, cómo, quién? Leandro Ferrari, de Wikimedia Argentina.
    • ¿Qué son las licencias libres y cómo usarlas? Beatriz Busaniche dará un primer acercamiento al ejercicio de los derechos autorales usando licencias libres, con especial énfasis en las licencias Creative Commons.
    • Lanzamiento del nuevo sitio de Creative Commons Argentina. Evelin Heidel presenta el nuevo sitio de Creative Commons en Argentina y los objetivos del mismo.
    • Una charla plenaria: La Propiedad Intelectual en tu vida cotidiana. Todo lo que la ley prohíbe y por qué es urgente cambiar la 11723.
    • Una breve presentación de “Argentina Copyleft. La crisis del modelo de derechos de autor y las prácticas para democratizar la cultura”.

ILATID y JUFEJUS (Junta de las Cortes Supremas de Justicia de la República Argentina) han inaugurado oficialmente con una ceremonia y conferencia de prensa su ciclo de cursos de actualización sobre Propiedad Intelectual para Jueces. El ciclo se dictará en diferentes provincias argentinas para los jueces de esas jurisdicciones. Les ayudan como sponsors CESSI (la cámara comercial local de productores de programas de computación) y BSA (la alianza internacional para la protección de la propiedad intelectual sobre el software comercial).

El Instituto de Derecho de la Propiedad Industrial ha organizado la segunda edición del concurso “26 de abril - Día Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual”.   Resultados:

  • Primer Premio: Sebastián Ariel Gamen por su trabajo: “Algo Huele Mal en los Registros de Marcas”
  • Segundo Premio: Martín Augusto Cortese por su trabajo: “Protección contra la cybersquattung para las Indicaciones Geográficas y Denominaciones de Origen bajo el Sistema de la Política Uniforme de solución de controversias en Materia de Nombre de Dominio"

Los Diplomas de Honor se entregarán el miércoles 27 de abril a las 14:30 horas en el Salón del Consejo Directivo del CPACF.

The Intellectual Property Centre of the Law School of the Universidad Austral is holding a series of panel discussions on “Intellectual Property in University and Secondary Education”. The aim is to stimulate debate on the role that IP has in the educational system as a tool to achieve sustainable development with a focus on the teaching of IP content in secondary and non-legal university courses.

El 26 de abril de 2011, se presentó la fundación para la promoción de la propiedad intelectual aplicada al desarrollo de las artes, la cultura, las empresas y la tecnología (Piacet) en un acto realizado en la Casa de las Culturas encabezado por el gobernador de Chaco, Jorge Capitanich, junto a Federico Valdés, presidente y Rubén Darío Duk, vicepresidente de la institución.  La fundación fue creada para promocionar, capacitar y soportar a las personas y empresas interesadas en registrar su producto en propiedad intelectual. Piacet es la primera fundación del nordeste argentino destinada a ello y tendrá su sede en Resistencia, donde se desarrollarán distintas actividades sin fines de lucro.

La Secretaría de Estado de Innovación y Desarrollo Tecnológico (SIDETEC) de la Provincia de Tucumán organiza un “Café Científico” con la disertación de la experta Dra. Amalia Koss de Buenos Aires, y una muestra de pósters de inventos y patentes (de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral) de la Provincia de Santa Fe.

Australia

IP Australia and ABC’s New Inventors have joined forces to present a live online interactive forum for listeners to pose their IP questions to a panel of experts.

The Licensing Executive Society of Australia and New Zealand with the support of IP Australia, is organizing a series of World IP Day Debates on May 5, 2011. These free events will take place in Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Peak bodies for intellectual property (IP) representing government, industry and private practice will join together in debate to highlight the importance of innovation and IP.

To celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2011, Tony Wheeler, founder of Lonely Planet spoke to small business about the importance of IP protection and the way strategic use of IP can help to build a global brand.

Azerbaijan

The State Copyright Agency launched a Special Measures Plan under the framework of which were organized conferences, meetings and roundtables in which representatives of a wide range of state and non-governmental organizations and rights holders participated.

The State Copyright Agency organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies an event entitled “IT-IP: Transmission and Protection of New Knowledge.” The Conference was opened by Dr. Kamran Imanov, Chairman of the State Copyright Agency. A range of publications and publicity materials focusing on the importance of intellectual property (IP) protection, the opportunities that information technology and IP present as well as the challenges they face were distributed. The event was transmitted online via the websites of the organizers and various other on-line news sites, attracted widespread media coverage.

Bangladesh

The Intellectual Property Association of Bangladesh:

  • held a seminar for students on the “Importance of IP rights for the Protection of Brands" (17th April, 2011). Mr. T. I. M. Nurul Kabir, Senior Vice President, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industries delivered the keynote address and underlined the importance of IP rights in protecting against brand violation and in promoting economic growth. Various other speakers also shared their practical knowledge of IP. Speakers included Mr. Affan Ahmed Siddiqi, Legal commercial Counsel, British American Tobacco Bangladesh, the Vice chancellor of Southeast University and other faculty members; Mr. Mahbubur Rahman FCMA, FCS, Head of Legal and Company Secretary of British American Tobacco Bangladesh and other IPAB Executive Committee members. The program was sponsored by MJL Bangladesh Limited;
  • organized a rally, in association with the Ministry of Industries and other organizations, around the slogan “Protect Piracy, Build your Nation”. Mr. Dilip Barua, Industry Minister of Bangladesh led the rally and was accompanied by IPAB Executive Committee and corporate members;
  • displayed colorful World IP Day publicity materials at major locations around Dhaka city. This was sponsored by MJL Bangladesh Limited and Square Group, two IPAB corporate members;
  • organized an IP Day National Seminar jointly with the Department of Patent, Design & Trademarks, Copyright Office, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industries and FBCCI. Industry Minister Mr. Dilip Barua was the seminar’s chief guest. Discussions focused on IP challenges and the use of IP for economic growth.

Barbados

The Corporate Affairs & Intellectual Property Office of Barbados will be hosting an open day on the theme “Designing the Future” to celebrate World IP Day. The event will include the following activities for primary and secondary school students:

  • Tour of IP Office
  • Presentations by COSCAP Guardians of Music
  • Interaction with locally designed Game, IP sensitization exercises @booths and sampling of local registered trademarks
  • Presentation on “Copyright in Barbados” by Mr. Antonio Rudder, BCOPY
  • Presentation on “Your Idea, Your Business & You,” Ms. Claire Inniss - Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES)
  • Launch of an IP Clinic for the general public facilitated by CAIPO, COSCAP and BCOPY
  • Information booths, sampling of local brands and a small loan booth facilitated by the BPWCCU Ltd.
  • Infomercials on radio stations;
  • Publication of the Director General’s Message in local newspapers and on our the website of the Corporate Affairs & Intellectual Property Office of Barbados;
  • Presentations by collective management organizations (CMOs).

Belarus

The National Center of Intellectual Property is organizing a series of events to boost intellectual property (IP) awareness. A WIPO Outstanding Inventor Award will be given to Mr. Andrei A. Duzhev for outstanding achievements and his contribution to the economic and technological development of Belarus. A WIPO Trophy for Innovative Enterprises will also be awarded to the B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for its contribution to research and scientific development and its active use of intellectual property.

  • World Intellectual Property Day flyers have been placed on poster boards at the National Center of Intellectual Property (NCIP), the Republican Library for Science and Technology and the National Library of Belarus (April 16, 2011).
  • A meeting of the Legal Discussion Club on intellectual property (IP) and its development hosted by the Industrial and Trade Law Journal in cooperation with the National Center of Intellectual Property and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus (April 21, 2011).
  • A press conference at the Press Center (House of Press) on IP and its role in social and economic development (April 22, 2011).
  • A book exhibition on “Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights” and a special seminar hosted by the National Library of Belarus (April 22, 2011).
  • The Republic Library of Science and Technology, with the participation of the National Center of Intellectual Property, is organizing the 4th Republican Seminar on topical IP issues for enterprises and organizations (April 26, 2011).
  • World IP Day will be covered in the press and on NCIP’s website (April 2011).

Bermuda

The Intellectual Property Section of the Registry General of Bermuda will host an exhibition at the Bermuda Society of Arts entitled Women and Intellectual Property featuring the works of female photographers, poets, artists, designers, perfume makers, sculptors, authors and singers. There will be a cocktail reception held in honor of the exhibitors. The Department will also hold an essay competition for the public and schools. The closing date for entries will be May 13.

Bhutan

Activities organized by the Intellectual Property Division of Bhutan under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, include:

A presentation on the importance of intellectual property (IP) to students of one of the capital’s top secondary schools from 09h00 to 13h00 on April 26. This will be followed by an interactive discussion session. IP information materials will be distributed to the students and the school library. The event will be covered by national newspapers which will also run features on World IP Day.

The Bhutan Broadcasting Service Limited, will air a live panel discussion on IP involving members of the Judiciary, the Motion Picture Association of Bhutan and the IP Office of Bhutan from 20h00 to 21h00. World IP Day banners on this year’s theme will also be displayed across the capital.

Brazil

The Faculty of Law of the Universidade Católica de Santos is posting an event on May 25 with the President of the Associação Paulista da Propiedade Intelectual, Ivana Crivelli and lawyer, Eduardo Salles Pimenta on limitations associated with copyright law and social development.

The Intellectual Property Association of the State of Sao Paulo (ASPI - Associação Paulista da Propriedade Intelectual) organized a lecture by top Brazilian IP expert, Professor Newton Silveira, at its headquarters in Sao Paolo. This was followed by a reception to mark the opening of the exhibition, La Esfera, which includes a combination of visual works by Martha Toral and poetic works of Liliana Rubio.

Bulgaria

IP Bulgaria, the country’s national IP portal is about to launch a new copyright portal which will feature the latest Bulgarian and international copyright news. The aim is to advance understanding of the importance of copyright and to foster debate on IP issues of broad interest.

The Bulgarian IP authorities will also award Mr. Matthew A Lamberti an honorary diploma for his contribution to the development of intellectual property in Bulgaria. Mr. Lamberti, based at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria, works to enhance the capacity of countries in Central and Eastern Europe to investigate and prosecute intellectual property crimes.

Canada

The Canadian Film Center supported by the Copyright Collective of Canada selected three winning entries for the best short film on copyright protection in its REEL Challenge Contest. The first prize was awarded to Ace Billet of Toronto, ON, for Big Gulp; the second prize went to Jason James of Vancouver, BC, for Bread, and the third prize was awarded to Gina Bucci of Toronto, ON, for her short film entitled “The Corruption of an Innocent Baby Girl Genius.”

Chile

La Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile ha organizado una celebración en que han participado como expositores los señores Maximiliano Santa Cruz, Director del Instituto Nacional de Propiedad Intelectual (INAPI), y Claudio Ossa, Abogado Conservador del Departamento de Derechos Intelectuales. También se ha premiado a los ganadores del 3° concurso de Propiedad Intelectual organizado por la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.nn

Colombia

La Universidad de Los Andes, junto con la Dirección Nacional de Derechos de Autor del Gobierno de Colombia, organizan un Seminario titulado: 'El mercado del licenciamiento del derecho de autor y los derechos conexos en la música en Colombia'.

Costa Rica

El Registro Nacional de Costa Rica organiza una celebración del Día Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual en el Museo Municipal de Cartago. El objetivo de la celebración es, junto a estudiantes de escuelas y público en general, transmitir a través de capacitación y cursos magistrales la importancia que tiene para la sociedad y el mundo, la protección de los derechos intelectuales.

Czech Republic

In collaboration with the Licensing Executive Society of the Czech Republic and the Czech Association of Inventors, the Czech Industrial Property Office is organizing a seminar on intellectual property protection. The Seminar will focus, in particular, on the protection of designs and software as well as the commercialization of intellectual property rights.

The Ministry of Culture is organizing a seminar on “Collective Management of Rights”. Officials from the Ministry will also participate in a seminar for museums and galleries on copyright and collective management of rights organized by the Association of Museums and Galleries of the Czech Republic and a seminar on copyright libraries and e-books organized by “autorskepravo.knihovna.cz”.  World IP Day is also featured on the Ministry’s official website. 

Dominican Republic

La Asociación Dominicana de Propiedad Intelectual, Inc. (ADOPI) celebrara el Dia Mundial de la PI con la edicion del numero correspondiente al mes de abril de la revista juridica Gaceta Judicial - la única revista mensual de contenido jurídico en la República Dominicana. Los trabajos a publicar en dicho numero fueron escritos por miembros de nuestra asociacion, asi como juristas invitados de otros paises, como Argentina y Mexico.

Egypt

The Egyptian Patent Office established an official presence on Facebook to raise IP awareness and also designed a poster for IP Day.

Eurasian Patent Office

The Eurasian Patent Office is organizing a meeting with the Eurasian patent attorneys and a message from EAPO President A.Grigoriev is available on the EAPO website and has been published in the Patents and Licences Magazine.

Estonia

On World IP Day, the Estonian Patent Office is holding a seminar on the theme, "Legal Protection of Small-sized Enterprises' Products." at the Conference Center of the Sokos Hotel Viru in Tallinn. The event is free of charge and is targeting small enterprises, inventors, aspiring entrepreneurs, students and any other interested parties.

France

Les Étapes de l’Innovation s’ouvrent Mardi 26 Avril 2011 par une séance particulière consacrée à la propriété intellectuelle à l’occasion de la journée mondiale. Co-organisée et co-animée par INNOVALIS Aquitaine, l’INPI, Aquitaine Valo, le GREThA (Bordeaux IV) et les consulaires, cette séance vise à illustrer les diverses dimensions de la propriété intellectuelle via le vécu des entreprises. Les Étapes de l’Innovation, manifestation itinérante du 26 Avril au 5 Mai 2011 dans 6 villes d’Aquitaine, invitent les chefs d’entreprises de PME/PMI à témoigner de leurs expériences et à échanger leurs bonnes pratiques. Pour cette 5ème édition, INNOVALIS Aquitaine et les membres du Réseau Régional de l’Innovation mettent à l’honneur la dimension collaborative des projets comme une approche à développer pour faire ses premiers pas dans l’innovation, mais aussi pour développer des projets de plus grande ampleur (groupement d’employeurs, partage de compétences pour développer un produit ou un process…).

Gabon

Le Forum des Jeunes du Gabon (FOJEGA) a organisé une célébration à Libreville (quartier Cité Damas) autour d’une trentaine d’élèves et d’étudiants de tous niveaux. La visualisation de quelques mini-vidéos sur la propriété intellectuelle a été suivie par une discussion et des échanges. L’animateur principal de cette célébration était le Président de FOJEGA, Karl Elvis NSUMBU.

Georgia

The National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia, Sakpatenti, in cooperation with the Georgian Authors’ Society and the Performers’ Association of Georgia is organizing an open air concert and public awareness campaign featuring famous Georgian singers. Information materials relating to the negative impact of piracy and counterfeiting will be distributed along with t-shirts bearing the slogan "Don't steal the song!"

Government officials, representatives of the diplomatic and business communities and international organizations, as well as members of the public will also participate in an event to mark World IP Day at the Exhibition Center "Expo -Georgia" on April 26.

Guatemala

El Registro de la Propiedad Intelectual de Guatemala, realiza las siguientes actividades:

  • Participación de la funcionaria Licda. Flor de María García, con la conferencia ¿Por qué protegemos lo que creamos? en la Semana Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación 2011, organizada por el Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONCYT), del 4 al 8 de abril de 2011.
  • Jornada Regional Centroamérica, México y el Caribe sobre el Acceso a la Lectura de las Personas con Discapacidad Visual, organizada conjuntamente con la Unión Latinoamericana de Ciegos, ULAC y la Asociación Guatemalteca de Personas con Discapacidad Visual AGUAPEDIV, los días 27 y 28 de abril de 2011.
  • Exposición “Resaltando la Propiedad Intelectual de Guatemala”, en la Universidad Rafael Landívar, 26 de abril de 2011.
  • Lanzamiento del CENTRO DE INFORMACION TECNOLOGICA -CIT- RPI, junio 2011.  

Hong Kong (SAR), China

The Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department (IPD) organized the following activities:

  • a local radio program, including five 3-minute segments and two 20-second promos, was broadcasted from 20 to 22 and on 25 and 26 April;
  • two local newspaper supplements (in Chinese and English respectively) were released on 26 April;
  • an award presentation ceremony of the Short Film (MTV) Competition, organized by the Hong Kong Reprographic Rights Licensing Society and co-organized by IPD, Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department and Hong Kong Education City Limited, was held on 16 April;
  • a celebration reception attended by major stakeholders in the IP industry was held on 26 April;
  • a movie screening, organized by The U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau, sponsored by International Federation Against Copyright Theft (Greater China) and Time Warner Inc., and supported by IPD, was held on 29 April.

Iceland

The Icelandic Patent Office is hosting an event on "Designing the future" at a Conference Center in the National Museum in Reykjavík. The event is free of charge and is targeting enterprises, agents, students and any other interested parties.  Planned activities include:

  • Lectures on “Intellectual Property Protection in Iceland” on May 4, 2011. The lectures will focus on patent-related issues and will include presentations on the following topics:
    • A turning point in the work on the Community Patent – is solution within sight?
    • Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
    • Software Patents and Patents on Business Methods as registered with the EPO; and
    • “Don’t re-invent the wheel” – The importance of a search.
  • The website of the Icelandic Patent office will feature information about World Intellectual Property Day 2011.

India

The Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry under the auspices of its Intellectual Property Rights Committee organized an Awareness campaign against counterfeit products “Stop Fake…Get Real….”at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-Mumbai (Bombay) India with large no. of foot falls per day (a prominent railway station) at the outset of World IP Day 26th April 2011.

The Campaign was inaugurated by Mr. Rahul Jain Divisional Railway Manager Central (DRM) Central Railway, Executive Director Ms Manju Sood from the Bombay Chamber was also present for the inaugural session. The objective of the campaign was to increase the level of awareness among the masses about spurious goods and its hazardous effect on life .The Campaign also aimed at educating consumers to spot spurious products. Educational literature was handed to the participants visiting the stall.

The participating companies were Hindustan Unilever Limited. Godrej Consumer Products Limited and Procter & Gamble. The companies displayed the original products and their counterfeits at the stalls and asked the visitors to spot the difference. This increased curiosity among the visitors to know more about the grey market.

The awareness stall witnessed an overwhelming response of over ten thousand visitors.

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India and Intellectual Property India hosted the Annual Intellectual Property Awards -2011 Ceremony on April 26. The awards were presented by Mr Anand Sharma, Minister for Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

The Great Mission Group Consultancy (GMGC), Pune, Maharashtra State, India is organizing, in association with local education institutes, a careers talk on IP to promote IP awareness among students of law, science, engineering and pharmacy. Representatives from a range of industries, including the entertainment and software industries will also participate in the program. The event is to be covered by the Maharashtra Times.

IP Dome - IP Strategy Advisors celebrated World IP Day with the local community. Five self- help groups (SHG) – locally based micro-financial intermediaries comprising 10-20 women - were invited to the company’s office in Purusaiwalkam, for an interactive session to enhance understanding of IP and the value of IP in improving the profitability of micro-enterprises. Thirty five women participated in the session. Mr. Sundaravadanan, Inspector in the Department of Industries and Commerce of the State of Tamil Nadu was the guest speaker. He gave an overview of the ways in which his department can support SHGs in registering their trademarks and designs and protecting their inventions. The Chief Manager of Indian Bank, Mr.Raveendran, also participated in the session. The event was sponsored in part by Soroptimist International of Chennai represented by the Project Action Chairperson and Secretary of the Club. The program also included a presentation on IP by Mr. Swapna Sundar, CEO of IP Dome. This was followed by a lively discussion with participants.

IP Dome is planning additional IP-awareness programs with SHGs to build capacity and assist them in accessing specific markets for their products.

Vikas Asawat, Patent Attorney and IPR Advocate from Chandigarh, Kota, circulated a World IP Day message to various academic institutions, universities, industrial associations and individuals. He was also interviewed by the local language newspaper "Aaj Samaj" in Chandigarh.

Ireland

William Fry's Intellectual Property Group will host an evening seminar to mark World IP Day on Wednesday 4 May.  Guest Speakers, Mr Séan Sherlock, T.D., and Minister for Research & Innovation and Alfie Kane Director KCCS, CEO-in-Residence Banker Capital Inc New York, Former Group CEO Eircom will join Myra Garrett, Managing Partner and Carol Plunkett, Partner, Intellectual Property to discuss the place of Intellectual Property in Designing the Future for Ireland.

The Junior Inventor Awards 2011 competition by the Irish Patent office aims to encourage primary school children to be innovative and to cultivate interest in science and engineering at an early age.

Italy

La Camera di Commercio di Torino ha organizzato un seminario dal titolo Creative Commons.Approcci collaborativi alla Proprietà intellettuale. La manifestazione si terrà presso il Centro Congressi Torino Incontra e il programma vede la collaborazione dell'Ordine dei Consultenti in Proprieta' Industriale, di Creative Commons Italia e del Centro Nexa su Internet & Società del Politecnico di Torino.

The Italian Patent and Trademark Office:

  • produced a World IP Day brochure in English and Italian;
  • published an IP Day advertisement in selected Italian Newspapers (“Il Sole 24 Ore” on the 18th April 2011, “Il Messaggero” on the 27th April 2011 and “Italia Oggi” on the 28th April 2011);
  • organized a World IP Day Conference on the theme: Intellectual Property as a Competitive Tool and Engine for Economic Development in a Globalized World.(29 April 2011)
  • featured World Intellectual Property Day on its web page.

LES Italia, the Italian Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), launched its IP Essay Competition for the three best unpublished essays on intellectual property. The aim of the competition is to raise interest in and awareness of intellectual property and to promote new analysis and study in the field. The Competition is open to all the candidates under the age of 35. Entries must be submitted in Italian or English.

Machiavelli International Musical Images, qui s’occupe en Italie de copyright et de licensing dans le domaine musical, a produit une affiche, pour sensibiliser le public italien et a crée une audioletter musicale internationale de jeunes artistes, conçue exprès pour la celebration de l’IP day 2011, multi-langue afin qu’elle puisse connaître une diffusion extra-territoriale.

Jordan

The Industrial Property Protection Directorate organized the following activities:

  • Features World IP Day on the Ministry website;
  • Distributed the World IP Day poster through the E-Government portal;
  • Distributed WIPO comic books (Patents and Trademarks) to schools and in particular those which excelled in the “El Hassan bin Talal Award for Scientific Excellence 2011".

Kazakhstan

The State Enterprise “National Institute of Intellectual Property” of the Committee for Intellectual Property Rights of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan organized the VIII Annual Republican Contest of achievement in the field of inventive activity, “Shapagat-2011”. The winners of the contest received their awards at a formal award ceremony which also featured an exhibition of inventions, designs and models. These events were widely reported in the national media and were featured on the Committee’s website.

Lebanon

Microsoft Corporation issued a statement on World IP Day about the importance of IP rights. The statement noted, “Microsoft believes that the global arena needs stronger IP protections in place to safeguard the industry’s ability to innovate, level the playing field for small businesses, and help local governments generate tax revenue through the legitimate sale and trade of genuine software.”

Ms. Valerie Bassil, Microsoft IP lead in Lebanon said, “As Microsoft Lebanon we are working on creating stronger awareness on the importance of Intellectual Property and highlight the economic benefits Lebanon can enjoy such as higher GDP, job creation and increased revenue in the local ICT sector.”

To help people and organizations around the world better understand the value of building a sound IP environment and the ramifications of using non-genuine software, Microsoft has posted information on IP licensing and laws at http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/en/us/IntellectualProperty/IPLicensing.

Lithuania

Planned activities include:

  • A seminar on “Intellectual Property Protection in Lithuania” on April 27, 2011 organized by the Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the Trakai municipality public library. The seminar will focus on copyright-related issues and will include presentation of two publications, namely, a manual on "Intellectual Property Law" and a Lithuanian language version of the WIPO publication entitled "Creative Expression: An Introduction to Copyright and Related Rights for SMEs";
  • The Ministry of Culture will participate in an exhibition of IP publications organized by the Lithuanian Technical Library;
  • The website of the Ministry of Culture will feature information about World Intellectual Property Day 2011.

Luxembourg

L’Office de la propriété intellectuelle du Ministère de l’Economie et du Commerce extérieur du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg organisera le 26 avril 2011 une conférence intitulée “Marques, dessins et modèles : usages et lutte anti-contrefaçon”. En parallèle à cette conférence, des stands tenus par des professionnels de la propriété intellectuelle seront à la disposition des visiteurs et des participants afin de répondre à toutes leurs interrogations sur le sujet.  Programme complet.

Kenya

The Rand Institute for Policy and Education in Nairobi organized:

  • a press release on the National Innovation Week which celebrated creativity by aligning the World Book and Copyright Day 2011 and the World Intellectual Property Day 2011 for week long festivities;
  • a special issue of the Rand Institute newsletter on the theme “Designing the Future”;
  • the distribution of booklets on intellectual property.

Malaysia

Malaysia is to organize a number of activities to promote awareness about IP as a means of promoting creativity and innovation in Malaysia. It will also run its annual National Intellectual Property Award scheme for those inventors and creators whose IP has contributed to the country’s socio-economic development.

Mauritania

En présence du Secrétaire général du Ministère du Commerce, de l’Industrie, de l’Artisanat et du Tourisme et son Homologue du Ministère de la Culture, de la Jeunesse et des Sports et devant un parterre de plusieurs dizaines d’invités, le message du Directeur général de l’OMPI célébrant la journée mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle a été lu en arabe et français.

Plusieurs hauts responsables des deux Ministères étaient également présents.

Il a été signalé que le Ministère du Commerce, de l’Industrie, de l’Artisanat et du Tourisme organisera cette année en coopération avec l’Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI) deux salons :

  • La 6ème Edition du Salon National de l’Invention et de l’Innovation (SANIM6)
  • La 7ème Edition Salon Africain de l’Invention et de l’Innovation Technologique (SAIIT).

Mexico

LES México organiza una conferencia en la que trataré el tema del Primer Registro de Propiedad Intelectual en México y América concedido en 21 de agosto de 1573.

Moldova

  • World IP Day featured on the website and in the periodical of the State Agency on Intellectual Property of the Republic of Moldova (AGEPI).
  • National Conference on “The Bibliologic Year 2010”- presentation by AGEPI IP Library Services (March);
  • The 13th Scientific-Practical Symposium on emerging aspects of protection and enforcement of IP rights “AGEPI Readings”, (April 19-20);
  • Specialized seminars on a range of IP topics for a users of different aspects of the IP system including institutes of higher education (State University of Moldova, State University of Cahul, The Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova and the Free International University of Moldova); economic agents (the Gagauzia branch of the Chamber of Commerce of Industry and enterprises involved in the Soroca Business Incubator).
  • Thematic exhibitions on a range of IP issues (April)
  • A seminar for Librarians in collaboration with the Library of the State University “Alecu Russo” of Bălţi.
  • Dissemination of IP-related and World IP Day information at exhibitions including at:
    • the International Exhibition Center “Moldexpo” in Chisinau;
    • the “CIADÂR-Expo” in Ciadâr-Lunga, Autonomous Territorial Unit of Găgăuzia (Gagauz Yeri), (March 3 – 5);
    • the XVI International Specialized Exhibition of energetic, power-saving technologies, gas-supply, heating and air conditioning systems „MOLDENERGY”, in Chisinau (March 14 - 17);
    • the XVII International Specialized Exhibition of architecture, technologies, equipment, tools, installations and materials for construction „ MOLDCONSTRUCT” , in Chisinau (March 14 - 17);
    • and the XVI International Specialized Exhibition of tourism, leisure and hotel industry, in Chisinau (April 14 – 16);
  • An official World IP Day ceremony with participation by officials from the Academy of Sciences of Moldova and Ministry of Culture, representatives of other public authorities, WIPO awards laureates, local outstanding inventors, will take place at the AGEPI Conference Hall on April 26.
  • A range of media events including a press conference, TV talk show and radio program (EVRIKA).

Morocco

L’Office Marocain de la Propriété Industrielle et Commerciale (OMPIC) a organisé en collaboration avec la Fédération Marocaine du Design et du Design Industriel (FEMADE), l’Association Marocaine de la Recherche et de l’Invention (AMRI) et le Technopark de Casablanca, un évènement sous le thème « design et innovation » au profit des opérateurs économiques, des universités, des créateurs marocains et du grand public.

Cet évènement a pour objectif de mettre en exergue le rôle que joue le design dans le commerce, la société et le façonnement des innovations futures, il vise également à souligner l’importance du design pour le succès et la pérennité d’un produit et pour son attractivité pour le consommateur.

A cet effet, une conférence a eu lieu le 26 avril 2011 au Technopark de Casablanca, elle a été animée par des professionnels de design, et a traité plusieurs thématiques à savoir, la définition du design, le design industriel entre l’innovation et la protection, le design : vecteur stratégique de développement national, le design et la mode.

En outre, et en marge de cette conférence, une exposition de plusieurs types de designs (design produit, design mode, design urbain, design mobilier,…) a proposé au public un ensemble d’innovations liées au design qui s’est étalée du 26 au 30 avril au Technopark de Casablanca. Cette exposition qui a vu la participation de plusieurs exposants (entreprises industrielles, designers de renommée, étudiants, …) a permis de mettre en valeur les objets exposés tout en sensibilisant le visiteur sur le rôle du design comme langue de communication des objets permettant d’exprimer à la fois la fonction et l’esthétique.

Mozambique

The Instituto Superior Monitor - Open University is organizing a public debate on Copyright in Mozambique: Perceptions, Dimensions and Challengers.

The Industrial Property Institute of Mozambique will undertake a campaign of registration of industrial property rights in the southern province of Inhambane, specifically in the Inhambane and Maxixe cities. Awareness activities that are ongoing involve entrepreneurs in the use of IP. Over one hundred enterprises are expected to use this opportunity to register their IP rights.

The Mozambican Collecting Society (SOMAS) in collaboration with the Government of Mozambique, UNESCO, Millennium Development Goals Fund (DG-F) and the Association of Writers organized a meeting at the Mozambican Musicians Association in Maputo to discuss IP issues with a number of Mozambican artists.

Namibia

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and the Namibia Society of Authors and Composers of Music (NASCAM) organized a series of events to raise IP awareness. These included:

An event at the Etango Shopping complex in Oshakati, Oshana region on April 30, 2011 which attracted large crowds in the first ever regional celebrations of World Intellectual Property Day. Live radio broadcasts featured interviews with organizers, creators and community members.

Dignitaries who addressed the crowds included Hon. Mr. Kuushomwa, Chairperson of Oshana Regional Council and Counsellor for Oshakati East Constituency, Mr. N Kahihakumwa, Police Commissioner for Oshana region, and Mr. Ben Kathindi – Mayor of Oshakati town.

Eight music groups and three traditional groups performed. Sixteen exhibition stalls featured the works of creators which were on sale to the public.

The Hon. Mr. Kuushomwa delivered the keynote address on behalf of the Oshana Regional Governor, Hon. C. Kashuupulwa. He said that the creative industry in Namibia was making good strides pointing to the mushrooming of local music groups in recent years and the emergence of a local film industry. These developments, he noted, were positive steps in Namibia’s economic development. He called on Namibians to rally behind its “creative industries and support all IP works in general.” He underlined the Government’s commitment to protecting IP rights.

Police Commissioner, Mr. N. Kashihakumwa said that the police force will intensify its efforts to eradicate piracy and IP infringement in the Oshana region. In a public display at the celebrations, over 10,000 confiscated pirated DVDs and CDs were burned.

One hundred and fifty thousand IP Day invitations were sent to mobile phones stimulating a significant number of enquiries about the event.

A series of workshops were also organized at institutions of high learning and vocational training centers.

Nepal

The Centre for Intellectual Property Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (CIPN) in association with the Department of Industry, the Nepal Copyright Registrar’s Office, the Department of Cottage & Small Industries, Government of Nepal, and the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce & Industry organized a World IP Day event on April 26, 2011. The event focused on the “International Protection of Nepalese Intellectual Property: Opportunities and Challenges”. The Chief Guest, the Honorable Justice Mr Bharat Raj Upreti, Supreme Court of Nepal inaugurated the event.

Pakistan

The Managing Partner of Ali & Associates, Mr. Karimullah Adeni will be presenting a paper on “Infringement and Piracy of Intellectual Property in Pakistan” at the 3rd IPR Annual Conference in Islamabad organized by the Intellectual Property Organization (IPO) of Pakistan. Mr. Adeni and Mr. Ali Kabir Shah, Partner at Ali & Associates will also present papers at the Annual PIPRA Conference in Karachi.  Ali & Associates has also published an IP advertisement in the newspaper and on billboards.

The Intellectual Property Office of Pakistan organized a range of high profile activities, including:

  • The 3rd National IPR Conference 2011 at Jinnah Convention Center, Islamabad which covered a range of IP-related topics. The Conference was attended by over 1500 representatives from government, the diplomatic community, academia, the judiciary, bar and bench, chambers of commerce, trade associations, public & private sector dignitaries, law enforcement agencies, customs and police. The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Syed Yusuf Raza GiIlani was Chief Guest at the Conference. In his remarks, the Prime Minister said, “we have firm belief that protection of intellectual property rights is everyone’s responsibility as counterfeit goods negatively affect the society.” He added, “Intellectual property, … is increasingly being recognized as a powerful tool for entrepreneur[ial] development in the competitive environment. Intellectual property is an important factor in worldwide economic growth and development and in all knowledge and technology based industries and businesses.” The Chairman of IPO-Pakistan, Mr. Hameed ullah Jan Afridi, said, “We will have to strengthen coordination to promote intellectual rights and raise awareness on patents, copyright, trademarks, designs impact on daily life for achieving national prosperity through innovative and creative work.” He said that solid steps would be taken to protect IPRs by taking the viewpoints of all stakeholders into consideration.
  • At a World IP Day function in Karachi, Mr. Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudrhy, Chief Justice of Pakistan, Chief Guest, noted that IPRs can be created in any field of human activity (e.g. literature, art, science, technology, etc.). He said that since the dawn of the era of industrialization, mankind has made rapid and consistent advancement in the field of art, science and technology. He said that a lot of human effort and financial assets went into the process of inventing new objects and products for the benefit of mankind and for further advancement in different disciplines and fields of human activity. He observed that IP has acquired enormous importance because the progress of a nation largely depends on its ability to convert knowledge into wealth through invention. He noted that a culture of IP requires strong protection and an effective enforcement mechanism and that the Judiciary has played a pivotal role in the enforcement of IP rights in Pakistan.
  • The Chairman IPO-Pakistan Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi also visited Regional Offices and held meetings with stakeholders, industrialists and community heads.

The Pakistan Intellectual Property Rights Association (PIPRA) is holding a seminar on “Designing the Future” at the Convention Centre, DHA Golf Club, Karachi, on 30 April 2011. The Chief Guest will be Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the Chief Justice of Pakistan. The first session will be presided over by Mr. Justice Mushir Alam, the Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court. Presentations will be made by leading IP Attorneys of Pakistan. In the final session, Honorable Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Court including the Chief Justice of Pakistan and the Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court as well as leading IP Attorneys will address the gathering.

Paraguay

El Ministerio de Industria y Comercio del Paraguay organiza una serie de eventos en el marco del “Día mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual” en la semana del 25 al 2 9 de abril de 2011 con el objetivo de transmitir un enfoque de los derechos de propiedad intelectual no sólo desde puntos de vista empresariales y jurídicos sino como una herramienta importante para el fomento de innovaciones tecnológicas en la sociedad.

El programa incluye una serie de actividades como charlas informativas, seminarios, exposiciones y paneles sobre temas de PI, apuntando a la participación de estudiantes, funcionarios, profesionales, empresarios y emprendedores involucrados en el tema. Un panel trata de los trabajos que se están realizando en el ámbito del Comité de Derecho de Autor (SCCR), más específicamente exponiendo la iniciativa de un proyecto de Tratado de la OMPI sobre un mejor acceso para discapacitados visuales y otras personas con discapacidad.

Peru

Las actividades programadas por INDECOPI para celebrar la Semana de la Propiedad Intelectual incluyen:

  • La acreditación de la expresión “Maca Junín – Pasco” como denominación de origen peruana;
  • Charlas en diversas universidades de Lima, tales como la Universidad Peruana Unión de Chaclacayo (lunes 25), la Universidad San Martín de Porres, en sus locales de Santa Anita (martes 26) y La Molina (miércoles 27), Senati de Independencia (jueves 28) y en el instituto Tecsup (viernes 29).
  • En las intersecciones más concurridas de Lima, de 8:00 de la mañana a 2:00 de la tarde, se repartirán volantes informativos difundiendo la importancia del respeto por la propiedad intelectual, en particular en las esquinas de las avenidas Izaguirre y Palmeras, 28 de Julio con Petit Thouars, Benavides con Caminos del Inca, Arequipa con Risso y en las inmediaciones del óvalo Santa Anita.
  • El viernes, 29 de abril, se realizará la destrucción pública de material pirata con una aplanadora, en los almacenes de la Superintendencia Nacional de Administración Tributaria (SUNAT), en Santa Anita, donde se encuentran depositados 700 mil discos piratas decomisados en los últimos meses por la Comisión Multisectorial de Lucha contra la Piratería.
  • En provincias, las oficinas regionales del INDECOPI dictarán charlas a estudiantes de colegios, institutos superiores y universidades para darles a conocer la importancia de la protección de obras literarias, composiciones musicales, artesanías, entre otros.
  • También habrá difusión en las calles con módulos informativos, pasacalles y destrucción de CDs, DVDs y otros productos piratas incautados en diferentes operativos.

Philippines

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) published a full supplement in the Philippine Star and a 1/2 page advertorial for the Manila Times in celebration of World IP Day 2011.

Portugal

The Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) in collaboration with RECET, the Portuguese Network of Technological Centers, an organization that seeks to raise IP awareness among SMEs and students, hosted the final ceremony of the “This is an idea” national competition in Oporto. The event brought together 300 young people, who in presenting their innovative projects expressed great interest in IP. The Minister and the Secretary of State of Justice attended the event and each outlined the importance of spreading the IP message to young audiences, the importance of creativity and entrepreneurship and the dangers of counterfeiting.

All online registrations relating to the protection of national inventions and designs (given this year’s theme) made via INPI’s portal were exempted of all taxes on April 26, 2011.

Republic of Korea

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the copyright authority of Korea will organize a workshop on possible policy directions to promote the use of open-source and public domain content. It will also confer awards on those who have made a significant contribution to the development of the national copyright system. The Ministry will also run an advertisement about World Intellectual Property Day in 57 local daily newspapers to raise public awareness about copyright protection.

The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) is hosting a forum and a seminar on designs. It is also launching a campaign (April 20-30) to enhance public awareness and disseminate information about the importance of protection intellectual property rights.

Activities include:

  • Publication of the World IP Day message by the Commissioner of KIPO in major newspapers;
  • Korea-China-Japan Design Forum in Seoul on May 24. The Forum will focus on the latest trends in design policy in ROK, China, and Japan, and policy proposals relating to the design systems of these three nations to user groups;
  • A seminar on the Hague System Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs in Seoul on May 24 to enhance understanding of that system among the business community;
  • A World IP Day feature on the KIPO website and blog.

Romania

Activities organized by the Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trademarks include:

  • Publication of the message of WIPO Director General, Francis Gurry, on the website of the Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trademarks;
  • An introductory speech will be given by the Director General of the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks during the official World IP Day ceremony and the WIPO Director General’s message will be read during this official event.
  • A series of exhibitions of paintings, inventions and art works, including Romanian icons on glass and wood, art glass, and hand painted eggs.
  • A seminar at the headquarters of OSIM with the participation of famous inventors and members of the Romanian Academy. The event will be covered by the press.
  • Various publicity materials have also been produced by the Romanian Regional Centres (Patlib Centres). These will be displayed in Baia Mare: at the University, the County Library, and various high schools.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of Romania, The Talk4U Literary and Copyright Agency is organizing Sinectico on April 27. The event will feature a series of public debates on a range of issues , including e-book rights, translations, the future of books and education, literary genres and their chances of survival, the agency model, understanding consumer behavior, the responses of libraries and book shops to the digital age.

Russian Federation

The following activities were organized:

 

  • The Fourth National Forum on “Intellectual Property in Russia – XXI Century” in Moscow from April 19 to 22;
  • The XIV Moscow International Salon of Industrial Property, “Archimedes – 2011” in Moscow from April 5 to 8, 2011;
  • The 12th International Forum on “The High Technology of the XXI Century” in Moscow from April 18 to 21, 2011;
  • The Third International Forum on “Innovative development via the Intellectual Property Market” was organized in Moscow on April 26, 2011 by the National Scientific Research Institute of Intellectual Property
  • A series of regional conferences and seminar on IPR protection and enforcement in Kaliningrad, Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod, Sochi

Le Centre International de l’Université d’Etat de Moscou Lomonosov (CIL) a organisé la deuxième conférence scientifique estudiantine Lectures Lomonosov à Genève le 15 avril. Les étudiants de Genève, Saint-Pétersburg et Moscou y on participé pour présenter leurs travaux de recherche scientifique dans le domaine du droit, de la protection de l’environnement et des relations internationales.

 

Saudi Arabia

King Abdulaziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) in collaboration with the General Directorate of Patents, King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and King Saud University have organized a range of activities including:

Slovakia

The Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic organized a Conference on “Intellectual Property in Slovakia XI” on 27 April 2011. It also plans to publish an interview with WIPO Director General Francis Gurry in the Economic newspaper (Hospodárske noviny) as part of the Project on Raising Awareness on Intellectual Property in Slovakia 2011-2012.

Spain

El Grupo de investigación en propiedad intelectual de la Universidad de Valencia (GI+dPI), en colaboración con la Facultad de Derecho y el Departamento de Derecho Penal de la Universidad de Valencia, organiza una conferencia bajo el título "Protección Penal de la Propiedad Intelectual" con el Prof. Dr. Nicolás García Rivas, Catedrático de Derecho penal de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha el 13 de abril.

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Sweden

The Swedish Patent and Registration Office will be:

Syrian Arab Republic

The Ministry of Culture of the Syrian Arab Republic is to award 3 creators with WIPO medals for outstanding creativity.

Tanzania

The Tanzania Intellectual Property Rights Network TIP-Net is organizing an IP Palaver on April 30 in Arusha on the theme: Designing the future: towards harmonization of intellectual property Laws of the EAC member states.

Thailand

The Department of Intellectual Property of Thailand (DIP) is organizing:

Trinidad and Tobago

Activities include:

Turkey

Turkish artists and members of the music industry met in Istanbul on World IP Day to discuss copyright issues and music piracy, which have been responsible for dramatically reducing album sales in the country according to a report in the Hurryet Daily News.

United Kingdom

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has created a special World IP Day homepage and other activity featuring:

The latest edition of the IPO's eNewsletter "IP Insight" will feature an article on World IP Day 2011. The IPO will also be tweeting throughout the day about World IP Day via the IPO twitter account at http://twitter.com/the_ipo (@the_ipo).

The Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates have organized a lunchtime World IP Day 2011 conference on Thursday 21 April in the MacKenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, High Street, Edinburgh, sponsored by Scottish Society for Computers and Law and Hewlett-Packard. Speakers include: Ken Green, Metis Partners, Glasgow and Andrew McLean, William Grant & Sons Limited, Glasgow. The event will be chaired by Roisin Higgins, Advocate and IP law specialist and Graeme McWilliams, Legal Adviser, Standard Life.

Leeds Patent Information Unit and Gumption Centres hosted exhibitions and seminars to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day in Leeds and Bradford.  The speakers at Leeds were Jane Lambert, a barrister specializing in intellectual property law and a member of the WIPO arbitration and mediation panels, and Peter Groves, author of a Dictionary of Intellectual Property Law. "A very valuable event" was the verdict of one local journalist.  In the afternoon Jane and Peter were joined by trade mark agent Philip Cooper who gave a thorough introduction to design and copyright law. This was followed by a Q & A session which covered topics as diverse as IP protection for drum sequences to software patents.

The Birmingham office of UK Law Firm, Martineau, is offering free 30 minute consultations for businesses across the region. Martineau’s specialist IP lawyers will be on hand at their offices at No 1 Colmore Square, to offer advice on protecting, exploiting and enforcing IP (including copyright, patents, trade marks, design rights, database rights, know-how and trade secrets).

Undergraduate law and management students at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen are celebrating World IP Day with an exhibition of posters designed by them on the topic, ‘Copyright in the digital era’ focusing on issues they regard as ‘key’ in the current debate. The posters will be on display in the university library from 26th April until the end of May

The United Innovation Association, UK, (UIAUK) went live on April 26, 2011. The UIAUK is a “First Port of Call”for al the UK’s information and resources for inventors and innovators. The UIAUK and its website have been developed to:

The UIAUK is a non-profit organisation and all revenues generated will be used to fund the minimal cost of operating the UIAUK, with all excess funds being passed to a charity being set up to provide the educational resource facilities.

United States of America

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) issued a new public service announcement video to raise awareness of the consequences of theft of movies and TV shows. ICE-HIS has been involved in an effort since June 2010 to target websites selling counterfeit goods and copyrighted content that is being illegally distributed. Since that time, 120 domain names have been seized.

The Inland Northwest Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) organized a presentation entitled “An Inventor’s Guide to Profitable Patents” by serial inventor Steve Taylor who lives from his patents.

Venezuela

The Faculty of Law of the Universidad Central de Venezuela will organize a conference on the theme "Saving the ideas. An analysis of intellectual property today in Venezuela". This year’s event aims to propose ideas relating to the reform of Venezuela’s Industrial Property Act (1955).

Viet Nam

The National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) is organizing, in cooperation with local competent authorities, an “Intellectual Property for Innovation Week”. This will include a range of activities to disseminate and raise the public awareness on intellectual property, namely:

International Non-Governmental Organizations

The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) released 3 animated films in over 10 languages (Croatian, English, Finnish, French, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Slovak and Spanish). Slovene and Hebrew versions will also be available soon. The films aim to explain copyright issues to the public in less than 3 minutes.

  • The establishment of a committee of IP specialists.
  • The development and launch of a new web site.
  • The publication of a newspaper advertisement for a period of 10 days prior to World IP Day.
  • The preparation of a poster, brochure, electronic TV advertisement; and other publicity materials;
  • Posters and other publicity materials have been distributed to universities and schools;
  • A workshop featuring expert speakers that will be broadcast live on the official website;
  • The despatch of electronic invitation cards to over 300,000 contacts.
  • An award ceremony where prizes will be conferred on speakers attending the World IP Day event.
  • La Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas organiza:
  • Una celebración del Foro de Innovación y Patentes
  • Una presentación de la Cátedra Fernández-Novoa de Innovación y Propiedad Industrial
  • Launching its new website.
  • Distributing articles on the importance of design protection; and
  • Writing about WIPD on its blog
  • an opening ceremony for the IPR Management Office and the newly established Industrial Design Office;
  • an exhibition of the works of the winners of the DIP design contest; and
  • a seminar on “IPR Protection and Utilization of Industrial Design”.
  • The publication of the World IP Day message of the Minister of Legal Affairs, the Honorable Prakash Ramadhar in two national daily newspapers on April 26, 2011.
  • Hosting a mission in collaboration with WIPO on the Hague Agreement concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs and the Madrid Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks.
  • A presentation by the IP Office to the Blind Welfare Association to explore:
    • how copyright can be used to protect the Association’s artistic and literary works;
    • exceptions in copyright and related rights for blind and visually impaired persons for greater access to copyright-protected works.
  • Poster displays of IP materials and distribution of IP information during the week of April 26 at the libraries of the:
    • University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Main Library;
    • University of Trinidad and Tobago, Omera and Point Lisas Campus libraries;
    • Republic Bank Library at the Arthur Loc-Jack Graduate School of Business; and
    • National Libraries at Port of Spain and San Fernando.
  • An IP exhibition (4 days) in Tobago, passenger arrival terminal, Port of Scarborough, Scarborough, Tobago;
  • IP poster display and presentation to High School Students at the International School of the Port of Spain;
  • A presentation by the University of Trinidad and Tobago to IPO staff on “Alternative Sources of Energy for Trinidad and Tobago.”
  • A message from the UK Minister for Intellectual Property (Baroness Wilcox);
  • A message from the IPO design team;
  • A selection of articles about World IP Day from UK Intellectual Property support organizations;
  • A collection of useful World IP Day web links from around the UK;
  • A timeline of 'a year in review' of new IP initiatives launched by the IPO in the past 12mths, and Information about some FREE IP tools and advice from the IPO.
  • allow those who require the help and services of already established and professional businesses, to find them, and work with them without fear of being ‘ripped off’.
  • support, through education, the promotion of invention and provide resources to allow programmes to be developed such as ‘Invention in Schools’, a project which we are currently working on.
  • A Teleconference on the theme “Fostering innovation for socio-economic development” via the Vietnam Research and Education Network (VinaREN). This will take place simultaneously in 3 cities, namely, Hanoi (the National Agency for Science and Technology Information), Da Nang (the Department of Science and Technology of Da Nang City) and Ho Chi Minh City (the Department of Science and Technology of Ho Chi Minh City). Representatives of Departments for Science and Technology of Ministries, Universities, Institutions, Businesses and Inventors, will participate in the discussion which will take place on the morning of April 26.
  • An online IP talk on Dat Viet E-Newspaper - NOIP, in cooperation with Dat Viet E-newspaper, is holding an online talk on “IP and Innovative Activities” on the morning of April 21, 2011 on the Dat Viet E-Newspaper webpage. Experts and representatives from the Ministry for Science and Technology, Hanoi Young Business Association, Research Institutions, Universities and Businesses will be invited to participate in the event. This is a good opportunity for Vietnamese audiences to deepen their understanding of IP and to obtain further information about the role of innovation in socio-economic development; and how to exploit and develop creative results and leverage research.
  • IP desks/consultations for the establishment of IPRs - With a view to improving the quality of IP applications, NOIP is setting up IP desks/coonsultations to advise users about the drafting of IP applications and IP registration procedures over 3 days from April 25 – 27, 2011 at its headquarters and in branch offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang City.
  • Dissemination activities - NOIP is launching an IP information campaign featuring the publication of IP articles in the press; interviews and documentary films on IP to improve public awareness about IP and its protection. 

 

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