Awareness Workshop on IP for the Entrepreneurs of the Startup Center Changzamtog

The Department of Intellectual Property conducted an awareness workshop on Intellectual Property for the Entrepreneurs of the Startup Center Changzamtog, Thimphu on October 6, 2021. A total of 21 enthusiastic participants from Thimphu and Paro attended the workshop.

In addition to sensitizing the potential stakeholders on the use of IP in business, the workshop was also a part of the proposed project for the WIPO-PRV-Sida Advanced International Training Program on IP for LDCs attended online fromMay 16 to June 4, 2021 by some of the IP Officials.

The workshop highlighted all the existing IP subject matters and its rights on Patent, Trademark, Industrial Design, Copyright, and Enforcement law. It is aimed to provide practical benefit to the potential entrepreneurs in enhancing their business setup, production, marketing and service delivery using the IP tools in their business ventures.

During the workshop some of the participants shared their unregistered business marks, designs, and innovations to seek our suggestion before filing for IP rights. The team observed some of the creations are worthy of protection under the IP and encouraged to file with the Department at the earliest. Based on the relevancy, the team recommended the concernedparticipants to file their creations with the respective IP Registry and provided all the necessary information.