Sanskriti University organized a webinar on Intelectual Property Rights in association with ASSOCHAM and AIPFC. The webinar aimed to learn about the different types of IPR and how and when one can claim IPR. The resource person for the webinar was Nahid Alam (AIPFC), Vijay Shivpuje (director Patlex Solutions).
Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, designs, and symbols, names and images used in commerce. IP is protected in law by, for example, patents, copyright and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create. By striking the right balance between the interests of innovators and the wider public interest, the IP system aims to foster an environment in which creativity and innovation can flourish.
While discussing IPR Vijay Shivpuje said “What you are inventing in labs should be beneficial for the society; if it is not beneficial for the society then you are killing innovation. IPR is the amalgamation of 3 things (technology, art, creation), (business) and (Law). Legal rights are required to protect your innovation from being used by other people or to promote your innovation. IPR is your legal right on your products so, that you can say the work/ innovation/ product is yours”.
“IPR is not only for patent but we have different IP for different innovation such as patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, geographical Indications (Agriculture)” he further added.
While commenting on IPR, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Rana Singh said “IPR is important because it takes a lot of time for researchers and inventors to invent something new or innovative. In India we have govt. organizations that register all types of IPs. When someone invents any product or idea, it is his/her right, no other person use it without his/her permission”.