Scheme for IPR Awareness – Creative India; Innovative India

Name of the schemeScheme for IPR Awareness -Creative India; Innovative India
ObjectiveTo create awareness about Innovation and Intellectual Property rights
To promote "National Intellectual Property Rights Policy, 2016
Launched byCIPAM -Cell for IPR Promotion and Management
(Through Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion)
Implementing MinistryMinistry of Commerce and Industry
Area of coverageAcross India including Tier 1, Tier2 , Tier 3 cities and rural places
Duration of the project3 years (2017-2020)
OutcomeIncreased awareness of IPR
Increase in number of Intellectual
properties generated domestically
Expenditure of the scheme29.7 Crores
India's rank in GII (Global Innovation Index)66

Targets of Scheme

  • To conduct awareness programs/ seminars about IPR, in collaboration with industrial organisations , academic institutions and other stake holders.
  • To create a resource pool of IPR trainers, who would train public, judiciary and enforcement agencies
  • To conduct workshops/seminars on promotion of Geographical Indications (GIs)
  • To conduct awareness programs to highlight the ill effects of piracy and counterfeiting.

Fund Allocated

Program
No. of Events
Fund
Road shows and Awareness Programs
4005
23.5 Crores
Sensitization Programs for
Enforcement Agencies and Judiciary
270
5.4 Crores
Training of IPR Trainers
40
80 Lakhs
TOTAL
4315
29.7 Crores

Categories of Events
  • The Road shows and awareness programs are categorised into
  • Industry Road shows
  • Programs for Universities/ Colleges
  • Programs for Schools
  • Workshops / Events with eminent International speakers
The Sensitising programs for Enforcement Agencies and Judiciary are categorised into
  • Sensitising of Police officials
  • Sensitising of custom officials
  • Sensitising of Judiciary
The training program for trainers are categorised into
  • Training to IPR Trainers of general public
  • Training to IPR Trainers of Enforcement Agencies and Judiciary

Recap of IPR:

  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are the rights for creations of the mind, which are granted to the creators of ideas that are new and original (Intellectual property), by the respective governments.
  • No one can use others’ IPR without their permission.

Types of IPR:

  • Patents
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Industrial Designs
  • Protection of Geographical Indications(GIs)
  • IC Lay-Out Designs
  • Trade Secrets
  • New Plant Varieties

National Intellectual Property Rights Policy

  • The Union cabinet approved the National IPR policy on May 12, 2016.
  • The policy aims to promote innovation and entrepreneurship and to create awareness about Intellectual property rights.
  • The policy is in compliance with the TRIPS (Trade related aspects of IPRs), an agreement of World Trade organisation.
  • This policy enforces The Department of Industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) to be the nodal department for monitoring the implementation and the future developments of Intellectual property rights.
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