4x soar in patent, trademark registrations in 5 years; ‘particular care’ to MSME, startup purposes: CGPDT

The minister prompt CGPDT for extra efforts to extend consciousness in regards to the geographical indication (GI) tag and its significance. (Consultant picture)

Ease of Doing Enterprise for MSMEs: Highlighting the “particular care” given to expedite examination of patents filed by MSMEs, ladies entrepreneurs, and startups, Controller Common of Patents, Designs and Logos (CGPDT) knowledgeable the Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal a couple of four-fold improve in patent and trademark registrations up to now 5 years. CGPDT officers in a evaluate assembly with Goyal over the reforms launched in analyzing and granting of patents, designs, copyrights, and emblems stated the variety of patents granted has elevated from 6,326 in 2015-16 to twenty-eight,391 in 2020-21, whereas trademark registration has shot up from 65,045 in 2015-16 to 2,55,993 in 2020-21. Additional, 4,505 copyrights have been granted in 2015-16 that elevated to 16,402 throughout FY21.

The officers briefed the minister over how the IP course of has been simplified and streamlined together with new timelines for disposal of purposes and shift to digital mode to advertise ease of submitting and acquiring companies. For instance, beneath Commerce Mark Guidelines 74 Varieties have been changed by eight consolidated Varieties. Goyal additionally, noting the 80 per cent discount in patent submitting charges for MSMEs, startups, and girls entrepreneurs by the division to advertise innovation, stated with digital emphasis, each utility is processed on-line from begin to end, and hearings are performed on telephones.

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The minister prompt CGPDT for extra efforts to extend consciousness in regards to the geographical indication (GI) tag and its significance. GI tags are used to point the geographical origin of the product and any distinctive high quality or popularity it holds because of the origin. Goyal additionally requested officers to contemplate instituting scholarships for college students learning Mental Property regulation and have interaction college from famend establishments on a part-time foundation to assist in the patent examination course of.

To be able to increase and improve the community of Know-how Centres (Device Rooms and Know-how Improvement Centres) within the nation meant in the direction of selling innovation amongst MSMEs, the Ministry of MSME had launched the World Financial institution-assisted Know-how Centre Techniques Programme (TCSP) at an estimated Projected value of Rs 2,200 crore final 12 months. “It’s anticipated that the community of TCs/ECs so created can even contribute to strengthen industry- academia linkages within the Nation in addition to help innovation via the fashionable services, advance applied sciences like incubation/AR/VR/AI, and so on., supplied in these Centres,” MSME Ministry had stated in its FY21 annual report. 

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