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Intellectual Property Rights

NITTTR via Swayam


In today’s globally competitive economy, role of intellectual property is inevitable in every profession ranging from Teachers, doctors, engineers, policy-makers, managers, technicians, and among others. In today's environment, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) have a tremendous impact on both international and domestic trade. Intellectual property is a very important tool for economic development and wealth creation. Building IPR protection systems through laws is important in every regime by establishing exclusive rights to use and sell newly discovered technology, goods, and services, to encourage investments in knowledge, development and innovation. Intellectual property rights, which include Copyright, Patents, Trademarks, Designs, Semi-Conductor Integrated Circuit Layout-Designs, Trade secrets, New Plant Varieties, Geographical Indications, and other new and emerging forms, are the result of intellectual property. The value of intellectual property has surpassed the value of physical assets in recent years. A lack of IPR understanding and inadequate execution may hamper the nation’s economic, technological, and sociological progress. This module on IPR provides a quick overview of various forms of IPR, their need, significance, works protected, registration procedure and related aspects.


1.Introduction to IPR
Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Industrial Designs, Layout Designs for Integrated Circuits; Geographical Indications; Protection of New Plant Varity, Trade Secrets, and related rights

Patents and Filing of Patents
Indian Patent System, Detailed procedure for Filing of Patents in India with suitable Case Studies

Copyrights, Trademarks, and Geographical Indications
Concept, Important Aspects and the Provisions

Industrial Designs, Layout Designs for Integrated Circuits, and Trade Secrets
Concept, Important Aspects and the Provisions

Intellectual Property Support System
Role of WIPO and other such institutions/organizations/forums

International Patent Filing
Important Aspects and Various Provisions encompassing Important Agreements and Treaties

Maintenance of Intellectual Records in Institutions and IP Policy Formulation and Implementation
Patent Aggregation System; Intellectual Record Keeping; Maintenance of Record; Pre-filing Record Keeping

Transfer and Commercialization of Intellectual Property
IP Valuation; Strategy for IP Commercialization, and allied aspects

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