Recently, the office of the Controller General of Patents Design
and Trade marks (CGPDTM) has created two Twitter accounts,
@cgpdtm_India and @Ipo_India. Like other Government Departments,
CGPDTM will also use social media for conveying information to
Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself encourages the use of
social media and recognizes that social media is the medium that
will take their word instantly to the people. He himself has two
Twitter accounts, a personal one - @narendramodi with 4.8 million
followers so far — and the other one as prime minister -
@PMOIndia which has logged 1.61 million followers
According to official sources, a report is to be compiled every
day on the trends on Twitter and other social networking sites. The
report is to be submitted to the Prime Minister's Officer
(PMO), home ministry and other ministries.1
Twitter has also launched Twitter Samvad, a digital governance
service part of the Indian government's Digital India
initiative. The service will essentially deliver a set of curated
Tweets from the government agencies and leaders' accounts to
mobile users as SMS.
This initiative, taken by CGPDTM, will be a welcoming step for
conveying IP related information and for creating IP awareness
throughout the country.
This article enunciates the recent, much awaited, and landmark judgment delivered on September 16, 2016 by Hon'ble Delhi High Court throwing light on the important provisions of the Copyright Act, 1962.
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion recently issued an office memorandum pursuant to receiving representations from various stakeholders for guidance with respect to the applicability of the provisions of Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957.
An Invention Disclosure Form is the documentation of the invention. This is a means to document particulars of your invention and submitting it to the patent attorney who is filing your patent application.
The Patents Act 1970, along with the Patents Rules 1972, came into force on 20th April 1972, replacing the Indian Patents and Designs Act 1911. The Patents Act was largely based on the recommendations of the Ayyangar Committee Report headed by Justice N. Rajagopala Ayyangar. One of the recommendations was the allowance of only process patents with regard to inventions relating to drugs, medicines, food and chemicals.
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