Women & IP: A New Vista

  • Dr. R. Karuppasamy
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  • Dr. R. Karuppasamy

    Assistant Professor at Govt. Law College, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India

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World Intellectual Property Day is being celebrated on 26th April of every year. This Year, 26th April, 2023, the World Intellectual Property is being celebrated on the theme of ‘Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity’. This theme has been announced by the World Intellectual Property Organization with the aim of increasing women's participation in Intellectual Property [hereinafter referred to as ‘IP’] eco-system. This is to honour and encourage the “can do” mentality of female innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs worldwide and their ground-breaking achievements. The theme undertaken by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (hereinafter referred to as ‘WIPO’) is the most contemporary one as women outnumber men and excel well in all spheres of human life. It is a progressive step by the womenfolk from Women Empowerment to Women Entrepreneurship; from woman as an individual to an inventor; from woman as a caretaker to creator. Though women constitute half of the population, the ratio of Woman as an inventor, creator and entrepreneur is relatively low when compared with the Men. It is in this background that WIPO has taken the initiative to create awareness among the womenfolk and to accelerate innovation and creativity among the women community. Hence, in this paper, a modest attempt has been made to explore the measures to be taken to increase the contribution by the womenfolk towards IP.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 2409 - 2412

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.115116

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