Building Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Introduction

The Government of India has announced in the 2005-06 Budget regarding setting up of the ” National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC)” which visualized a National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) to enhance the competitiveness of the SMEs sector. One of the components of the NMCP is “Building Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)” for the MSME. Accordingly, to enable the MSME sector to face the present challenges of liberalisation, various activities on IPR are proposed under this scheme. These initiatives will provide MSME sector more information, orientation and facilities for protecting their intellectual powers.

Revised IPR Guidelines pdf


About the Scheme

The objective of the scheme is to enhance awareness of MSME about Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) to take measure for the protecting their ideas and business strategies. Effective utilisation of IPR tools by MSMEs would also assist them in technology upgradation and enhancing competitiveness

Database on IPR please visit http://www.ipindia.nic.in/


What’s Available

Activity Maximum Grant per application/proposal (Rs. In lakh)
Awareness / Sensitisation Programmes on IPR 1.0
Pilot Studies for Selected Clusters/ Groups of Industries 2.5
Interactive Seminars / Workshops 2.0
Specialized Training

(i) Short term (ST)

(ii) Long term (LT)

(i) 6.0

(ii) 4.5

Assistance for Grant on Patent/ GI Registration

(i) Domestic Patent

(ii) Foreign Patent

(iii) GI Registration

(i) 0.25

(ii)2.00

(iii)1.00

Interaction with International Agencies

(i) Domestic Intervention

(ii) International Exchange Programme

(i) 5.00

(ii) 7.50

Definition & Eligibility

Participant Definition Eligibility (Based on the table above)
MSME Units Units with Registration or EM credentials (subject to verification) 3(e) (i) & (ii)
MSME Organizations Industry Association,Societies/Cooperatives/ Firms/Trust and Other Bodies Including NGOs Representing or Working for MSMEs, Research/ Technical & Educational Institutions, Universities with a Track Record of Assisting MSMEs etc 3(a), (b), (c), (e)(iii), (f), (g)
Competent Agencies Consultancy Organizations, Research Institutes, Individual Experts or Agencies having Sound Technical and Financial Capabilities to Conduct Pilot Studies with atleast Five Years of Previous Experience 3(b)
Expert Agencies TIFAC (Department of Science & Technology), Patent Facilitation Centre, NRDC, Indian Patent Office (DIP & P), Registrar of Trademark, Registrar of Geographical Indication, D.B.T., Registrar of Copyright, MoHRD, NIIPM, IITs, Law Schools, Patent Attorneys, Individual IPR Expert, WIPO, EU-TIDP, USPTO, KIPO/KIPA, IIFT, DIT, MoEF, Ministry of MSME, DSIR and other such Bodies TIFAC (Department of Science & Technology), Patent Facilitation Centre, NRDC, Indian Patent Office (DIP & P), Registrar of Trademark, Registrar of Geographical Indication, D.B.T., Registrar of Copyright, MoHRD, NIIPM, IITs, Law Schools, Patent Attorneys, Individual IPR Expert, WIPO, EU-TIDP, USPTO, KIPO/KIPA, IIFT, DIT, MoEF, Ministry of MSME, DSIR and other such Bodies
IPR Facilitating Agencies Quasi-Government or Government Aided Bodies being Run on Autonomous or Commercial Lines

Private Units Provided it is Sponsored by MSME Industry Associations

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