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UP Chapter Of PHDCCI Holds Virtual Seminar on “Intellectual Property Rights"
Lucknow, Nov 26 (TNA) The Uttar Pradesh Chapter of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) in association with Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India organised a Virtual Seminar on “Intellectual Property Rights" on Thursday through Zoom Cloud Meeting App.
The objective of the Webinar was to discuss the policies related to IP system and innovative Entrepreneurship and also to highlight the significance of Trade Mark, Geographical Indication and Geographical Indication Registration Process under IPR Scheme.
The chief dignitaries of the session included LBS Yadav, Director In-Charge, MSME DI, Kanpur, Govt. of India; Satish Kumar, Asst. Director, O/o DC (MSME), New Delhi, Govt. of India and many others. The welcome remarks were given by Satish Srivastava, CMD, Nilansh Theme Park & Co-Chairman, UP Chapter, PHDCCI, he welcomed all the dignitaries present in the Webinar and said that Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.
IP is protected in law by, for example, patents, copyright and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create. By striking the right balance between the interests of innovators and the wider public interest, the IP system aims to foster an environment in which creativity and innovation can flourish. The main purpose of intellectual property law is to encourage the creation of a wide variety of intellectual goods.
He further added to his speech that Intellectual Property Rights is an inevitable tool for today’s globalized economy. Fostering innovation is one of the sustainable development goals set by the Government of India. “An India where Intellectual Property stimulates creativity and innovation for the benefit of all” is the vision of National IPR Policy. Several initiatives have already proven to foster innovation like the Make in India, Start up India, Digital India and Skill India.
The Atal Innovation Mission nurtures the innovative energies across the country in schools and universities. Under the IPR policy, the cell for IPR Promotion and Management, CIPAM has been tasked to facilitate creation and commercialisation of IP assets in collaboration with the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks.
He also highlighted the objective of the Webinar and said that today’s session is to discuss the importance of Geographical Indication & GI registration process and also to shed light on importance of Trade Mark for entrepreneurship and Trademark registration process to disseminate the policies related to IP system and innovative entrepreneurship in Uttar Pradesh.
In his technical address, Rahul Taneja, Scientist, Department of Science & Technology, Panchkula, Haryana, gave a brief presentation on Trademark and Geographical Indications and also gave an overview of Intellection Property Rights where he said that IP shall include the rights relating to literary, artistic, and scientific works; performance of performing artists, phonograms, and broadcasts; inventions in all fields of human endeavour; scientific discoveries; industrial designs; trademarks, service marks, commercial names and designations; protection against unfair competition and all the other rights resulting from Intellectual activity in the industrial, scientific, literary or artistic fields.
He also discussed about few major intellectual properties like Patents, Industrial Designs, Trade Marks, Geographical Indications, Layout Designs/ Topographies Integrated Circuits, Trade Secrets and Protection of new plant varieties etc. He further briefed about the kinds of Trade Marks, it’s classification and his expert advice on how to select a trademark by any business entity.
The concluding remarks and formal vote of thanks was delivered by Rishi Raj Tandon, Director, Saptrishi Infosystems Pvt. Ltd who appreciated the presence of all the dignitaries who spared their valuable time for this meaningful webinar session.
The Interactive Webinar was well attended by more than 100 participants comprising of Entrepreneurs owning MSMEs, Government Representatives, Startup Enterprises, Senior Industrialists, policy makers and other stakeholders working in this area.