Thursday, January 10, 2008

FICCI launches First Issue of IPR Spotlight

Over the past few years FICCI has been very vibrant in building IP awareness across the Indian industry, and also in bridging constructive dialogs between the Government bodies and various business sectors in strategizing and fuelling effective IP policies. FICCI provides business solutions through research, interactions at the highest political level and global networking.

Last month, FICCI’s IPR division brought its first online publication of bimonthly newsletter -- IPR Spotlight covering "diverse IP topics including patents, trademarks, copyrights, enforcement issues, etc. and FICCI events" with a view to keep the IP community abreast of latest happenings in world of IP. Notably, FICCI had been granted a National Non-Government Organization Observer Status by the Assemblies of the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Patent Circle recommends its viewers to read IPR Spotlight and do send your invaluable suggestions and inputs regarding the same at or to its editors. You can also send a request to for sending all future issues of this newsletter at your E-mail ID or access the same at

Also, read press release by FICCI recommending the Government to impose exemplary punitive damages on violators of intellectual property rights to restrict the growing incidences of counterfeiting and piracy. Patent Circle would humbly request its global readers, particularly IP attorneys to share their understanding and suggestions in building an effective mechanism for such damages.

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