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‘Intellectual Property Rights & Business’ Training – April 10-12, 2017

‘Intellectual Property Rights & Business’ Training – April 10-12, 2017

In today’s economy, enterprises must innovate if they desire to succeed and survive. Creation of Intellectual Property (IP) provides a competitive edge and aids in long term sustenance of the enterprises.

Intellectual property is not limited to technology companies, but is valuable for every business which invests huge sums in research and development of indigenous products and services. Keeping this view in mind a training with the objective of providing an insight into the role and relevance of IP in various types of businesses a three days training programme under the theme ‘Intellectual Property Rights & Business’ was conducted April 10-12, 2017 by ‘IP Spectra- An Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre for Agro-based MSMEs’ established at ZTM & BPD Unit, IARI.

The training witnessed eighteen participants from MSMEs, ICAR-Universities, and Academic Institutes etc. of various locations of India.

The training constituted lectures delivered by government officials (Indian Patent Office, PPVFRA Authority etc.), IP Professionals and Attorneys.

The training lectures were prepared in the way to empower trainees towards a strategic approach of management of their IP from business perspective.

Briefly the lectures comprised the following:
a. Fundamentals of IPR
b. Geographical Indication & ‘Basmati Rice’ Issue
c. Introduction to Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act & Business
d. Patent System
e. Introduction to Industrial Designs & Trademark & its Business Implications
f. Evolution of IPR & TRIPS
g. Introduction to Copyright Act & its Business Implications
h. IP Management Strategies & Role of IP in SMEs growth
i. Compliance to Business Regulatory Regime: Some Elementary Issues

During the training programme the participants gained an insight into the different aspects of IPR with business perspective.

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