NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF SRI- LANKA
  ABOUT US


| NIPO | Our Mission | Our Vision | Our Function | Our Staff |

 

National Intellectual Property Office

The National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka established under the Intellectual Property Act No 36 of 2003 is mandated with the administration of the intellectual Property System in Sri Lanka. It was first established on January 1, 1982 with the same mandate under the provisions of Code of intellectual property Act no 52 of 1979.



 
 
Our Mission

To actively contribute to the development of the country by ensuring that the Intellectual Property System fosters an environment conducive to innovative and creative activity, investment and entrepreneurship.


 
 
Our Vision

To become a leading development oriented government agency offering quality based services with enhanced productivity.


 
 
Our functions

(i) Administration of intellectual property including the activities relating to registration and post registration of marks, patents, industrial designs, layout designs of integrated circuits and collective societies

(ii) Collection and dissemination of Intellectual property information.

(iii) Promotion of awareness in the subject of intellectual property.

(iv) Promotion of the use of intellectual property system in the development process by the intellectual property owners, enterprises & industries.

(v) Fulfillment of international obligations of Sri Lanka relating to intellectual property and promotion of international and regional cooperation on Intellectual property.

(vi) Proposing policies on Intellectual Property.

(vii) Facilitation of enforcement of IP rights including dispute resolution in the field of copyright and related rights.

(viii) Registration and administration of Intellectual Property Agents.

 
 



 
NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF SRI- LANKA