Work plan for the Danish-Indian IP cooperation has been signed

Published 03-11-2020

Director General of the Danish Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Sune Stampe Sørensen, met virtually today with the Controller General of the Indian IP office, Mr. O.P Gupta. At the meeting, Denmark and India signed a joint work plan for cooperation to strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights in India.

The work plan is the last step in the formalization of Denmark's and India's cooperation, which was launched on 26 September 2020 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Together, Denmark and India will work to strengthen the opportunities for protecting and enforcing the intellectual property rights of Danish and Indian companies.

The work plan specifies the areas of cooperation between the Danish Patent and Trademark Office and the Indian authorities. The cooperation covers three main themes, including 1) examination and registration of patents, trademarks, and designs, 2) enforcement of IPR and use of the IP system, and 3) commercialization of IP.

"We can now start the collaboration, and we are very much looking forward to it. In the coming years, we will work closely together to share knowledge and share Danish experiences of building a robust IP system in support of innovation and economic growth”, says Director General of the Danish Patent and Trademark Office, Sune Stampe Sørensen.

Supporting the green strategic partnership
The collaboration is supporting the Green Strategic Partnership, which Denmark and India agreed on at a virtual meeting on 28 September 2020 between Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, and Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

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