His Excellency Hon’ble Tengye Lyonpo Loknath Sharma graced the opening of the three-day workshop titled “Sub-Regional Workshop on Updating the National Copyright Framework of South-Asian Countries” in Paro, Bhutan. The workshop, which began today, will conclude on 24 July 2019. The Sub-Regional Workshop is being organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the Department of Intellectual Property with the assistance of the Japan Copyright Office (JCO), Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan. The Workshop is being attended by officials from the WIPO, resource speakers from Japan and Denmark, delegates from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Besides, officials from government agencies, corporations and the Department of Intellectual Property are also taking part in the Workshop.