Stakeholder Consultation Meetings on Formulation of Intellectual Property Policy for Sri Lanka

28 May 2018
IPS, Sri Lanka

 

The IPS, together with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) of Sri Lanka, organised a series of stakeholder consultation meetings relating to the study on “Formulation of Intellectual Property (IP) Policy for Sri Lanka”. This study was undertaken by IPS in collaboration with MIC and the World Intellectual Policy Organization (WIPO).

The objective of this study is to prepare a comprehensive Intellectual Property Policy for Sri Lanka, along with sound implementation strategies that are in line with the economic and innovation aspirations of the country. This will facilitate the implementation of best practices which will promote the economic development and innovative capacities of the country.

The consultation meetings with academia, research institutes, lawyers, policymakers, private sector, and civil society were conducted in May to identify implementation strategies of IP policy for Sri Lanka. The consultation meetings comprised of a presentation of a draft IP policy for Sri Lanka and group discussions with stakeholders where they were given an opportunity to discuss identified policy statements and provide their views on implementation strategies. .

This study is carried out by IPS Research Officer, Dilani Hirimuthugodage, with Senior Lecturer of the Faculty of Law at University of Colombo, Dr. Sampath Punchihewa and IPS former Research Fellow, Dr. Parakrama Samaratunga.