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[30/10/2013] - National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka is ready to welcome Dr.Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization from 05th -7th November, 2013.

Official Visit of Dr.Francis Gurry, Director General of World Intellectual Property Organization, to Sri Lanka from 05th -7th November 2013.

Hon. Prof. G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs has extended an invitation to receive Dr. Gurry as a State Guest during this visit from 05th – 7th November 2013.

An Interactive session under the theme “Intellectual Property and Development” will be held on Thursday, the 07th November 2013, from 9.00a.m – 12.00pm at Oak Room - Cinnamon Grand , Organized by NIPO.

For more information on WIPO activities please visit WIPO-World Intellectual Property Organization.


[22/08/2013] - A Round Table, a Seminar and a Workshop on (TISCs) with Technology and Innovation Support Network will be held on 3rd – 5th September, 2013 in Sri Lanka, Organized by NIPO in collaboration with WIPO

 

A Round Table, a Seminar and a Workshop on Implementing Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs)with Technology and Innovation Support Network will be held on 3rd – 5th September, 2013 in Sri Lanka at Hotel Taj Samudra.
National Intellectual Property Office (NIPO )in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO) is Organizing the programme.
Sessions   :   
3rd September 2013 : A Round Table - 10 -15 Policy Makers and Officials to discuss a project proposal in establishing TISCs Network In Sri Lanka
4th September 2013 : A Training Seminar – 40 -50 participants (for potential users on searching Patents & Scientific & Technical Journals & Databases )
5th September 2013 : A Workshop for training of trainers – for 10 resource persons who will receive individual training in Patent Searching.
Download Documents   :    ARDI     |   TISC    

  

[02/08/2013] Follow –Up program (A Round Table) on Protection of Geographical indications (GI’s) Accession to Lisbon Agreement and a meeting of the Policy Makers will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 6th and 07th August 2013.

 

A Round table on Protection of Geographical Indications and Accession to Lisbon Agreement will be held on 06th August 2013 from 9.30-am to 05.00- pm at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute.
A meeting of the policy makers will be held on 07th August 2013 at the Ministry of Industry & Commerce from 9.30- am to 12.00 –pm.

  

[20/03/2013] - NIPO Stall at “Dayata Kirula” – Ampara - 23rd March 2013.

 

Visit our stall at “Dayata Kirula” – Ampara on 23rd March 2013 and we shall be pleased to share information with you on your IP issues.
Parallel to 2013 “Dayata Kirula” exhibition, National Intellectual Property Office is conducting an awareness building program at the Divisional Secretariat – Ampara on Friday 22nd March, 2013.

  

[15/02/2013] - FOLLOW-UP to the WIPO-Sida Advanced Course on Copyright and Related Rights in the Global Economy will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from February 18th to 22nd , 2013 at Taj Samudra Hotel.

 

FOLLOW-UP to the WIPO-Sida Advanced Course on Copyright and Related Rights in the Global Economy will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from February 18th to 22nd, 2013 at Taj Samudra Hotel.

The Event is organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Government of Sweden, with the assistance of National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka..

  

[15/11/2012] - WIPO Information Session on the protection of Geographical Indications will be held in Sri Lanka on 28th and 29th November, 2012 at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute.

 

An Information Session on the protection of Geographical Indications; Measure for Accession to, and effective Use of, the Madrid System and the Lisbon System will be held in Sri Lanka in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on 28th and 29th November, 2012 at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute.

Speakers from WIPO, Hungarian IP Office (HIPO) and the Philippine IP Office (IPOPHL) are invited to make presentations.

  


[15/09/2012] - Dr D. M. Karunaratna retired from the post of Director General, Intellectual Property.  

Dr D. M. Karunaratne has retired from the post of Director General of Intellectual Property on 11th September 2012, completing 20 years service at National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka.

Act. Director Mrs G. R. Ranawaka is appointed as the Director General (Attending to Duties) with effect from 12th September, 2012.

  

[26/05/2012] - WIPO Regional Forum on IP and EST's & WIPO-SAARC Roundtable on Sub-Regional Cooperation will be held in Sri Lanka from May 29th to May 30th 2012

 

* WIPO Regional Forum on Intellectual Property and Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs) is being held in Sri Lanka on 29th and 30th May 2012 at Hilton Hotel.
* WIPO-SAARC Roundtable on Sub-Regional Cooperation on the Use of IP for Development and Acquisition of EST's will be held on 31st May 2012 at Hilton Hotel.
The objective of these meetings is to discuss the relationship between Intellectual Property and ESTs particularly in the context of the need of the developing countries.

  

[01/01/2012] - Meet us at “Dayata Kirula” in 2012  

National Intellectual Property Office is organizing awareness building programs in North-Western province in parallel with 2012 “Dayata Kirula” exhibition.
We shall have a stall at the exhibition and be pleased to share information with you on your IP issues.

  

[28/11/2011]  

IP Office proposes to establish IP Facilitation Centers through Vidatha Resource Centers. Implemented with the corporation of Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Ministry of Research & Technology and National Science Foundation.
First awareness building program will be held for officers of Vidatha Resource Centers on 22/12/2011

  

A Legal Framework for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge in Sri Lanka  

A Law to provide for the Protection and Management of Traditional Knowledge in Sri Lanka and matters related and ancillary thereto. Read more   English     |    Sinhalese     |    Tamil

  IP Electronic Search Available  

Intellectual Property Electronic Search is available for public references in   Marks, Patents and  Industrial Designs at the Information desk.

 WIPO Expert Visits Sri Lanka  

A WIPO Expert is visiting Sri Lanka from Feb. 16-20, 2009 to meet artists, broadcasters and producers of  sound recording in order to promote the establishment of a Collective Society for the promotion and protection of rights of the artists and interests of the users of works of the artists.  WIPO mission takes place consequent to a Seminar organized in Colombo by the World Intellectual Property Organization and National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka. The Intellectual Property Office facilitates the expert mission in Sri Lanka.

 IP Training for SAARC Diplomats  

 World Intellectual Property Organization and National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka are organizing a training program for the diplomats of SAARC countries in Colombo on March 5 and 6, 2009. The program is designed to train the diplomats from the SAARC countries on  Intellectual Property, its latest developments, international negotiations relating to Intellectual Property   and economic development and Intellectual Property.

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