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Who We Are

NIPO is an association of creators, users and owners of Intellectual Property. Members of NIPO include scientists, authors, artists, filmmakers, musicians, corporates, civil servants, academicians, legal experts and intellectuals among others.

A brief introduction to the Members and Experts associated with NIPO is as under :

1. Mr.Shahid Alikhan - is a highly distinguished statesman in the field of intellectual property. A former Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Undersecretary General in the United Nations, he is the author of numerous articles, monographs and books on various aspects of intellectual property rights as they relate to corporate competitiveness and socio-economic development. Mr. Alikhan writes, lectures and conducts seminars in diverse areas of intellectual property rights as counterfeiting, the Internet, and electronic commerce, for such UN organizations as WIPO, UNESCO and ITC, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations, private sector institutions in Europe and in developing countries. He also acts as representative and Senior Adviser of the World Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME) on continuing and promoting assistance to SMEs worldwide, and serves on the Editorial Board of the monthly journal of Intellectual Property Rights of the National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR) in New Delhi . He is also a member of the Governing Council of the Indian Institute of Intellectual Property Development (IIPD).

2. Prof. T.C. JAMES- President, NIPO - Prof. James is currently also Visiting Fellow, Research & Information System for Developing Countries and also Visiting Faculty, Indian Academy of International Law. He is also on the Guest Faculty of many law institutes. He is also Member of Speaker's Research Initiative and Member, Academic Council, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Shekhawati University, Sikar. He is a former Director, Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) Division (2001-2009), Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, India. He has handled law and policy relating to various IPRs such as copyrights, geographical indications, designs, trademarks and patents. Earlier he had worked in the Copyright Office of India (1996-2001). He had been leader/member of Indian delegations on intellectual property rights (IPRs) to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), WTO and UNO during 1996-2009. He had also been key negotiator on IPR matters in bilateral trade negotiations with many countries including Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, US and EU (2002-09). James was Research Advisor of the project 'Geographical Indications and Localisation' of the University of Warwick, National IPR Expert, UNIDO-ICAMT and also IPR Consultant, FICCI. Prof. James is author of Patent Protection and Innovation, Geographical Indications: Frequently Asked Questions, and Copyright: Frequently Asked Questions, India-Africa Partnership in Health Care and co-author of A Handbook of Copyright Law brought out by the Government of India, besides chapters in several books on intellectual property rights. He has published many papers on intellectual property rights, education, history and religion, besides poems, in journals and periodicals.

3. Dr. RK Dhawan - President Emeritus (National Intellectual Property Organization) is a PhD in Public Administration from the Indian Institute of Public Administration New Delhi . He has held various senior level appointments in the Government of India and Civil Society and retired as Additional Director General of Foreign Trade from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. He was appointed as Director General Federation of Indian Export Organizations and held the post from 1995-1997. Dr. Dhawan has a varied and rich experience in foreign trade policy and export promotion activities and has worked as Advisor in the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) FICCI, is the Secretary General of Confederation of Indian Exporters (CIE), New Delhi and is in the Board of Directors of many leading private sector organizations. Dr. Dhawan has been in the Governing Body of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and has been regularly delivering lectures on trade policy and promotion as well as interacting actively with the electronic and print media on the subject.

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By Elizabeth March, WIPO Magazine Editorial Team** Source: WIPO Magazine Issue No. 6/2008 dated June 2008
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