A two days Awareness Workshop on Intellectual Property System and Patent Database Search Training for Samdrup Jongkhar (S/J) School Teachers, Local Government Officials and S/J Initiatives were conducted from October 30-31, 2019. The awareness program was jointly organized by the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT), Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (JNEC), Dewathang and Department of Intellectual Property (DoIP), Thimphu.
JNEC is also one of the TISCs host institutions in the country. The program covered an introduction to IP right and its system, GI, TK, TCEs, NIPPs and other relevant IP components for about 70 participants. This awareness program is also in line with the Departmental Annual Performance Agreement to conduct an awareness program on IP to the relevant stakeholders and the mandates of the National IP Policy.