Federation of Indian publishers to host workshop on intellectual property issues

MUMBAI: The Federation of Indian Publishers in association with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Geneva have announced a workshop on intellectual property issues in the publishing industry, to be held from 15 -16 February at the India International Centre, New Delhi.

An official announcement made by the federation states that WIPO will bring together a host of speakers that includes:

-Jon Tandler, attorney at law Isaacson Rosenbaum, Denver, USA.

- Richard Balkwill, Copyright and Intellectual Property Consultant, COPYTRAIN, Oxford, UK.

- Dr. Guriqbal Singh Jaiya, Director, SMEs Division, WIPO, Geneva.

- Donna Ghelfi, Programme Officer, Creative Industries Division, WIPO, Geneva.

The endeavour hopes to help Indian publishers to understand the intricacies of the issues concerning intellectual property, giving them a chance to clarify their doubts and discussions during the sessions. The event is being supported by the ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. A certificate will be awarded for participation in the workshop.

The subjects that will be discussed at the workshop include:

# The Creative Industries in the Book Publishing Industry.

# Introduction to the Relevant Intellectual Property Rights.

# The Publishing Value and Supply Chain.

# Book Publishing Agreements.

# Financial Business Models.

# Reprographic Rights and the Importance of Collecting Societies

# Evalution and Valuation of Intellectual Property Assets

# Electronic Publishing

# Role of Branding in Marketing

# Emerging Trends.


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