FICCI-IPO awareness programmes in Jaipur on IP issues
FICCI in association with Intellectual Property Office (IPO), Department of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, organised Awareness Programmes on 'Intellectual Property' for industry and college on February 9-10, 2017 in Jaipur.
Rajeeva Swarup, Additional Chief Secretary – MSME, Government of Rajasthan, was the Chief Guest at the program organised for industry members. He said that Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is a subject which is of immense importance and relevance in today's times. It is thus important to create awareness about the topic. He said that the large enterprises have well established legal cells but the medium and small enterprises are not aware about these rights and thus cannot take advantage of it. Since these days everything is technology driven and the society is extremely competitive, there is a need to protect innovation.
The vision of National IPR Policy, announced in May 2016, has catapulted Intellectual Property (IP) to the forefront of the country's economic strategy. FICCI through these Awareness Programmes disseminated the spirit of Intellectual Property in all its forms and encouraged stakeholders to leverage Intellectual Property (IP) in strengthening the business landscape.
G D Bansal, Advocate, Rajasthan High Court; Dr Rohit Jain, Patent & Trademark Attorney, Rohit Jain & Associates; Samay Raj Meena, Examiner of Patents & Designs, IP Office, Government of India; Sanjay Srivastava, Member, FICCI Rajasthan State Council & COO, Mahindra World City (Jaipur) Ltd; Dr Amar Patnaik, Assistant Professor, Malaviya National Institute of Technology; Vikas Gupta, Deputy Director, MSME Development Institute, Jaipur, were the speakers during the awareness programmes.
These programmes aimed at inspiring creativity and innovation amongst the participants by equipping them with the knowledge of IP, rights of creators & innovators, modes of protecting IP and advantages of IP to individuals and entrepreneurs.
Rajeeva Swarup, Additional Chief Secretary – MSME, Government of Rajasthan.