Intellectual Property Rights Awareness Programme
The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights in association with the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademark organised the “Intellectual Property Rights Awareness Programme” on 16th February, 2022. The event was organized under the National IP Awareness Mission by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
The 1st Session was conducted by Dr. Vinita Suyal, Examiner of Patents, on Patents in which the basics and development of patents were first discussed. Dr. Suyal also discussed the criteria on which a patent is granted for an invention and the procedure for filing a patent.
The 2nd session was taken up by Mr Rahul Dhakad, Examiner of Patents and Designs whereby an overview on Designs was given. The meaning and importance of design was also discussed. Thereafter, some important provisions on the term of protection granted to the designs, non-registrable design, disclaimer of claim etc were elucidated. Mr. Rahul also elaborated on the criteria and the procedure for registration of designs.
The 3rd session was held by Mr Devesh Kumar Lodhi, Examiner of Patents and Designs on Copyright. Mr Lodhi discussed the scope of copyrights and the forms of work copyrightable under copyright laws. The criteria and the procedure for filing an application for filing an application for copyright protection were discussed.
The 4th session was delivered by Dr Lakshmi Meena, Examiner of Patents and Design, who gave an overview on Trademarks. Dr Meena elucidated the key features of trademarks, and elaborated on the importance and significance of trademarks. The speaker briefly talked about the procedure for filing an application for trademark protection.
In the final session of the event, Dr. Vinita Suyal, Examiner of Patents gave an overview on the topic Geographical Indications. The speaker explained the meaning and the scope of GI. Further, the significance of GIs and salient features of the GI Act, 1999 were also discussed. The programme concluded with a question-answer session and with the speakers giving the participants an insight into the career opportunities in the field of IPR.