Stakeholder Consultation on IPR Exchange for MSMEs 29 December 2011, New Delhi
Date : 25 Mar 2013
Source : FISME

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“Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on IP Exchange for MSMEs”



A stakeholder consultation workshop on “IP Exchange for MSMs” was organised on 29th December 2011 at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi.   The objective of the workshop is to seek feedback/suggestions from respective stakeholders on; to chart a blue print for project team on the broad contours of this project and to evolve a road map for the initiatives and to; develop Terms of Reference (ToR) for the service provider for the proposed exchange.  



The workshop was initiated with a welcome address by Mr. V K Agrawal, President FISME. In his welcome address, he welcomed all the delegates for their presence and explained the importance of IPRs for micro, small and medium enterprises and how the IPR Exchange for MSMEs being set up with the help of the British government’s Prosperity Fund  would be beneficial to MSMEs. 



This was followed by a presentation by Mr Anil Kumar, Director, O/o DC (MSME); Ministry of MSME Government of India. In his presentation he outlined the various initiatives of the office of DC (MSME) for generating awareness on IPR Issues among the Indian MSME Sector. In his presentation, he also outlined some of the best practices of organization like WIPO in the IP space. 


In his address, Mr. Pranav Kumar Senior Trade Policy Advisor, British High Commission, New Delhi stressed upon the need and importance of an IP-Exchange in India focussing on all kind of IPRs. To realize the actual importance of IPRs, he emphasised that its commercialisation give it to a competitive edge. Further, he told that it is obvious that the commercialisation of an IP helps the right holder to establish the prima-facie case in Court of Law. 


In his presentation, Mr Anil Bharadwaj, Secretary General, FISME explained the contours of the proposed market based IPR Exchange where registered users would be able to engage in commercial exchange of IPRs through a range of equity and non-equity instruments: buy, sell, franchising, licensing, Contracting etc. Mr Bharadwaj also discussed the various back end like mechanism for management of IP assets etc., and front end interfaces like launching of the IP exchange, commercialization of IP assets etc. The various promotional strategy and revenue models for self-sustainability were also discussed in detail amongst the stakeholders. The presentation was followed by an open house session where various stakeholders shared their perspectives and gave their suggestions. 



During the course of deliberations, feedback was obtained on business models for commercial exchange, buying mechanisms, technology mapping, ownership and locational preferences, Issues regarding ownership/development/location of the proposed exchange, action preferences on sector specific initiatives, cross licensing aspects, data verification and other many issues related to backend and frontend interface of the software. 



The workshop was attended by 29 participants representing the various stakeholder segments like Industry associations, IP consultants, IP attorneys, MSME Entrepreneurs, Officials from Ministry of MSME, Software experts etc. 


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