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Applications Invited for National Intellectual Property Awards

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National Intellectual Property (IP) Awards are conferred to recognize and reward:

  1. contribution of individual, company, R&D institutions, academic institutions and  organizations for their creations and commercialization of IP which have contributed to harnessing the country’s intellectual capital and creating IP eco-system that boosts creativity and innovation, and

  2. contribution of law enforcement agency in ensuring effective implementation of IP laws and creating a healthy IP ecosystem.

These awards are being given since 2009 onwards. Each award will carry a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000 and a citation. The awards will be conferred by the Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, at an event organized by Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), on World IP Day (26th April).

Applications are invited for National IP Awards 2019 and WIPO Awards in 10 different categories as below:

Top Individual for Patents & Commercialization

Top Indian Academic institution for Patents & Commercialization

Top R&D institution/organisation for Patents  & Commercialization

Top Public Limited Company / Private Limited Company  for Patents & Commercialization in India

  • Indian
  • Foreign

Top Indian Private Company (MSME) for  Patents & Commercialization

Top Start-up for IP Commercialization

Top Indian Company / Organization for Designs

Top Indian Company for creating Global brand

Top Individual / organization for Best facilitation of Registration of GI and Promotion of registered GI in India

Best Police Unit (District / zone in a commissionerate) for enforcement of  IP in the Country

Applicants are required to submit details in prescribed application forms available on www.ipindia.nic.in on or before 28.02.2019 for consideration.

Refer: Invitation for submission of Applications for National IP Awards-2019

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