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National Conference on Counterfeiting & Role of Enforcement Agencies held in New Delhi

The National Conference on Counterfeiting and Role of Enforcement Agencies was held in New Delhi. It was organised by Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) in collaboration with European Union (EU). It was inaugurated by Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu.

Key Facts

The conference aimed to provide common platform to national and international experts to have dialogue and exchange best practices for benefit of enforcement agencies, and industry representatives and provide fresh ideas for further strengthening IPR protection ecosystem.

It provided platform to officials to share their experiences and better inter-agency coordination with respect to tackling menace of counterfeiting. It was attended by officials of various enforcement agencies, many IP professionals, lawyers, e-commerce stakeholders and people from industry associations.

Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM)

CIPAM is a professional body under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Its mandate is to effectively implement National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy adopted in May 2016 with slogan – “Creative India; Innovative India”. It has undertaken several measures to strengthen IP ecosystem in the country.

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IPrism: CIPAM-DIPP launches IP competition for college & university students

The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), in collaboration launched ‘IPrism’ for college and university students.

The one of its kind Intellectual Property (IP) Competition was launched by CIPAM-DIPP in association with ASSOCHAM and ERICSSON India.

Key Facts

The IPrism competition aims to foster culture of innovation and creativity in younger generation. It will provide young creators unique opportunity to see their creations recognized on national platform. It invites students to submit films on piracy & counterfeiting under two categories of 30 and 60 seconds. In another category, there is competition is for mobile gaming app on IP.

Background

Counterfeiting and Piracy cause significant loss to film industry and pose serious safety threats to consumers. By generating awareness it can help to tackle such crimes since limited knowledge about their adverse social and economic impact leads to circulation and consumption of pirated content and fake goods. The National IPR Policy adopted in May, 2016 that aims to create vibrant IP ecosystem in country calls for creating IPR Awareness through outreach and promotional activities.

CIPAM

The CIPAM is nodal professional agency under DIPP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Its mandate is to effectively implement National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy adopted in May 2016. It has been actively involved in many activities including a nation-wide IPR awareness campaign. It has undertaken several measures to strengthen IP ecosystem in country.

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