Japan to provide IPR training support to Indian legal professionals
According to IANS, the Japanese Patent Office (JPO), Japan Institute of Inventions and Innovation (JIII), the IP law firm of Mohan Associates and the Office of the Controller General of Patents, India hosted a workshop in Chennia, India, on IP Information and maintenance.
At the workshop, an initiative was announced to train 20 Indian lawyers per year on Intellectual Property Rights management.
Shin-Ichiro Suzuki, executive counsellor of the Tokyo-based IP Research Centre is reported to have said:
“Over the last 10 years , we have been taking half a dozen lawyers from India, specialising in IPR, and selected by the Ministry of Commerce, to Japan for a three-week training every year.”
“We hope we will be able to support more specialists in IPR management once the training programme begins in India.”
S. Chandrasekharan, Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indications, is reported to have said:
“The government is pro-actively promoting patent awareness and this workshop is part of the ongoing process of building a rights regime in India.”