'MSMEs should focus more on Intellectual Property registration'
MSME sector should give more focus to Intellectual Property registration to use innovations for the goodwill of industry, said P.M. Francis, Director, Industries and Commerce, Government of Kerala while inaugurating the Intellectual Property Awareness Programme jointly organised by FICCI Kerala State Council and Intellectual Property Office, Government of India, in Kochi. “Innovations should register online first; it is the most important thing. If someone somewhere in the globe knows about the innovation, he may register it first and, as a result the original inventor can lose the patent. We are all open to global market and it can be manipulated,” he cautioned. “Before publishing through media, innovators should ensure that they register intellectual property in terms of law commented,” said M. Ajith, Deputy Controller, Intellectual Property office, Chennai. He spoke on the concept, identification and creation of Intellectual Property. Pinaki Ghosh, Senior Adviser, KPMG, spoke about the importance of Innovation and Intellectual property for MSMEs. Adv. Vizzy George, High Court of Kerala, explained about registering intellectual property, its procedure and enforcement. K. C Johnson, Assistant Director, MSME Development Institute, Thrissur, briefed about the facilities and benefits available for MSME unit's Intellectual property registration. K.A. Joseph, Central Zone Vice President, KSSIA and Savio Mathew, Head, FICCI Kerala State Council, also shared their perspectives.
P.M. Francis, Director, Industries and Commerce, Government of Kerala, delivering his inaugural address. Also seen are: Pinaki Ghosh, Senior Adviser, KPMG; M. Ajith, Deputy Controller, Intellectual Property office, Chennai; Savio Mathew, Head - FICCI Kerala State Council; K.A. Joseph, Central Zone Vice President, KSSIA and Adv. Vizzy George, High Court of Kerala.