July 04, 2016     

India: Intellectual Property Office joins Twitter!!


Recently, the office of the Controller General of Patents Design and Trade marks (CGPDTM) has created two twitter accounts, @cgpdtm_India and @Ipo_India. Like other Government Departments, CGPDTM will also use social media for conveying information to general public.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself encourages the use of social media and recognizes that social media is the medium that will take their word instantly to the people. He himself has two twitter accounts, a personal one - @narendramodi with 4.8 million followers so far — and the other one as prime minister - @PMOIndia which has logged 1.61 million followers


According to official sources, a report is to be compiled every day on the trends on Twitter and other social networking sites. The report is to be submitted to the prime minister's Officer (PMO), home ministry and other ministries[i].


Twitter has also launched Twitter Samvad, a digital governance service part of the Indian government's Digital India initiative. The service will essentially deliver a set of curated Tweets from the government agencies and leaders' accounts to mobile users as SMS.


This initiative, taken by CGPDTM, will be a welcoming step for conveying IP related information and for creating IP awareness throughout the country.





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