Bhutan Local Governance

  Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights


The Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Economic Affairs conducted sensitization workshop on Intellectual Property Rights to the Regional Office of Economic Affairs officials, Dzongkhag officials of Mongar 8-9 April, 2021. 

The workshop focused on overview of Intellectual Property and presented in depth the fundamentals of Intellectual Property Rights. To highlight; introductory and detailed filing procedure on all the four Intellectual Property i.e., trademark, patent, industrial design and patent were discussed and presented. Furthermore, the program also covered the enforcement on the Intellectual Property Rights. Annual Magazine 2020 and pamphlets were also distributed to all the officials.

An additional half day were allotted to Regional Office of Economic Affairs officials of discuss on the pertinent IP related matters since they are the public interface of Ministry of Economic Affairs.  The discussion emphasized on issues related to trademark vs tradename, practical session on Browsing Bhutan IP Search for conflicting Trademark and detailed familiarization on departments website where all the services we provide are available.