Awareness programme on Intellectual Property Literacy at USTM


Guwahati, June 23 : The Patent Consortium cell of the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) in association with KAPILA (Kalam Programme for IP Literacy and Awareness) organised an Awareness programme on Intellectual Property Literacy at NKC Auditorium today. The programme was attended by the Prof GD Sharma, Vice Chancellor of USTM, students and faculty members.

Rakesh Chandra Joshi, Examiner of Patents and Designs, Group A Gazetted officer in DPIIT, Government of India delivered a talk on Intellectual Property Literacy. He spoke on types of patents, how to file a patent, how to get a patent published, the intricacies etc., related to the subject.

“Under IPR, Patents, Designs, Trade Marks, Geographical Indications, Copywrights are categorised. Each has a validity period. One should have any new idea patented before it is published in public domain to protect the right of the creator”, said Joshi.

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