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CELEBRATION OF WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY
 

The celebration of the World Intellectual Property (IP) day on April 26 is an annual event amongst the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The day was dedicated to highlighting and emphasizing the importance of creativity and innovation for human progress.

To honour and recognize the contribution of creators and innovators, the Department of Intellectual Property (DoIP) in collaboration with the Department of Cottage and Small Industry (DCSI), Ministry of Economic Affairs celebrated the World IP day by inviting various government and private sector agencies based in Thimphu to take part in the celebrations at Hotel Ariya.

Hon’ble Speaker of the National Assembly, His Excellency Tshogpen Jigme Zangpo, graced the occasion as the chief guest. More than 80 participants attended the celebration.

The theme for this year’s World IP Day was “Innovation—Improving Lives” to convey how innovation is making lives healthier, safer, comfortable and turning problems into progress. The IP system supports innovation by attracting investment, rewarding creators and innovators, and encouraging them to develop ideas. The occasion is used to create awareness of the IP system in the country, regulatory framework and dissemination of information to both government and private sector. A cultural show was held to display local talents.

Coinciding with the day, the Hon’ble chief guest awarded certificates and cash prizes to Bhutan Enterprise Award winners for 2016. The category of awards included small-scale entrepreneur of the year, cottage-scale entrepreneur of the year, women entrepreneur of the year and rural entrepreneur of the year.
 

Apr 27, 2017   |   News     |  ICT unit

 
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