FISME organises IPR awareness programme in Mysore
Date : 25 Mar 2013
Source : FISME

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Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre of Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises with the support of Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT, New Delhi, Government of India, organised a day long awareness programme focussing on the role played by Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the success of any business on January 4, 2013 in Mysore. 


Highlighting Innovators, MSMEs and Electronics & IT, the programme was organised in association with Mysore Industries Association (MIA). It was based on identification and analysis of current approaches of SMEs towards the Intellectual Property (IP), different instruments of IPRs, available Government support and how they can acquire it.   


In the inaugural speech, the chief guest, Mr Tanveer Sait, MLA, Former Minister of Karnataka, said, “ protecting IP is sometimes more important than protecting personal property or assets because the risk of getting copied in case of IP is higher.”     


Welcoming the guests and the faculty Mr M C Dinesh, Member of FISME Executive Council informed that FISME sets up three Intellectual Property Facilitation Centres (IPFC) having a wide service portfolio covering IP Audits, assistance in filing IP applications for patents, trademarks etc.  and also exchange of IP assets.


Other dignitaries included Mr M Shiva Shankar, Joint Director, District Industries Centre, Government of Karnataka, Mr Chandrashekhar Doddamani, Deputy Director, Karnataka Council for Technological Upgradation (KCTU), Government of Karnataka, Mr P Vishwanath, President, Mysore Industries Association and Mr Karamjeet Singh Saluja, Deputy - Director, IPFC, FISME, New Delhi.  


The IP experts Miss Surbhi Mehta, (Adhrit Legal), New Delhi, gave an insight on the IPR for the benefit of MSMEs. She explained the process of identification, filing and prosecution of Patents in India and the process of acquiring it, with cost.   


The technical session included Mr Navneet Bhushan (Crafitti Consulting) and Mr Philip Cherian (Indus Techinnovations). They conducted an interactive session comprising presentation on IP tools and one-to-one interaction with the participants.  They explained the participants about the importance of Prior art, innovation and IPR challenges for different industries, especially in the sector of Electronics and IT. It was followed by panel discussion on how one can leverage IPRs for economic gains.


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