The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in association with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, has established Intellectual Property Rights Facilitation Centres (IPFC) in Indore, Mysuru and Gandhinagar.
They are the first of their kind at Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat. They have been launched with the primary objective to “boost IP culture”, which will enhance the intellectual capital that is vital to the economic development of the State.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released India’s National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy on May 12. The policy, which is in compliance with the World Trade Organisation’s agreement on TRIPS (trade-related aspects of IPRs), aims to sustain entrepreneurship and give a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ scheme, a release said.
After ‘Startup India’ and ‘Make in India’, the country now needs to protect ‘Creative India: Innovative India’ by simply registering everything that it creates, the release stated.
It said every new business owner should be aware of his/her IP rights and should hire a trusted intellectual property consultant to build a strategy to best protect the company.
To understand India’s stand on IPR policy and to discuss the new IPR policy and its impact on various industry sectors, MSME-CII-IPFC, in association with SJCE-STEP and VTPC, Government of Karnataka, will be organising an interactive session on Tuesday at the conference hall of SJCE-STEP at the Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering campus here.
There is no participation fee. For details, call 0821-4001292/send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.