KATHMANDU: The 12th World Intellectual Property Day has been marked by organising various programmes on Thursday.
At a programme, organised by the Department of Industries to mark the Day in the capital, Supreme Court's Justice Bharat Raj Upreti said Commercial Bench at the Appellate Court has been activated for the protection of rights of the intellectual property.
Some 600 cases relating to trademark are under consideration at the courts as the issues were complex even to the persons working in the field of law and justice, it is said.
On the occasion, General Director at the Department of Industries, Dhurba Lal Rajbanshi said that law has protected intellectual exercises as the right to property as the intellectual exercises were taken as individual property.
Similarly, former secretary at the Ministry of Industry, Bharat Bahadur Thapa, said the legal issue relating to intellectual property were not implemented properly though Industrial Policy-2067 stressed for the protection of the intellectual property.
Presenting their working papers on the issue, experts Madhu Sudan Paudel and Raj Kumar Suwal said there was need of amending legal provision relating to this right, which was brought into practice after the Rome Convention with the purpose of protecting rights of contents propounded for the first time in the world.