Ludhiana: MSME Development Institute, Government of India, Ludhiana in association with Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) and Punjab State Agriculture Implements Manufacturers Association (PSAIMA) organised ‘Awareness Programme on Intellectual Property Rights for MSMEs’ at CICU Complex, Focal Point, Ludhiana.
The main objective of this awareness programme was to create consciousness about the brands, design, patent and trademark under the IPR.
Vijay Kumar, Director, MSME-DI, Ludhiana while inaugurating the programme, informed the need of such programmes to protect their designing, patent and other trade mark rights from imitation. He also informed that using the copy of design, product and trade mark is a crime under the IPR Act.
Avtar Singh, president of CICU, while welcoming the chief guest and other dignitaries said that this awareness programme is useful for the all industrial sectors. He stressed that units should come forward to get themselves registered under the Intellectual Property Rights. This will be helpful in making the brand image in the national as well as international markets.
Upkar Singh Ahuja, general secretary of CICU, Ludhiana while speaking on the occasion, said that agricultural implement and auto part industries are changing their products day by day to achieve the markets avenues. He further said that there is a need to develop new designs and protect them under the Intellectual Property Rights.
Rahul Taneja, Scientist from HSCST, presented the details about the rights of the manufactures under the Intellectual Property Rights.
Gurharminder Singh , Senior Scientific Officer from PSCST, Chandigarh spoke about trademarks and copyrights related to agricultural implements industry.
Malkiat Singh, President of Punjab State Agriculture Implements Manufacturers Associations (PSAIMA) presented the vote of thanks and assured that their members would get the benefit as told by the experts.
Programme was attended by more than 100 participants from MSMEs.
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