Launch of IPR Enforcement Toolkit for Police and IPR Awareness Campaign for Children

Launch of IPR Enforcement Toolkit for Police and IPR Awareness Campaign for Children

Question: Who is the minister of state for commerce and Industry?
(a) Nirmala Sitharaman
(b) Anand Sharma
(c) Kalraj Mishra
(d) None of the above
Ans: (a)
Related facts:

  • On 4 January 2017 Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched an IPR Enforcement Toolkit for Police.
  • The toolkit has been jointly prepared by Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
  • This toolkit will be a ready reckoner for police officials across the country in dealing with IP crimes, specifically Trade Marks counterfeiting and Copyrights piracy.
  • In addition to details of offences under various laws, it provides for checklists for registering a complaint and conducting search and seizures.
  • It also lays down general guidelines for search and seizure in case of IP crimes.
  • This toolkit will be provided to all state police departments across the nation and will assist them in dealing with the cases relating to Trademarks and Copyrights infringements.
  • The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, and Government of India is working to ensure effective implementation of the National IPR Policy 2016.
  • CIPAM is collaborating with the International Trademark Association (INTA) to launch an IPR Awareness campaign for schoolchildren.
  • It would spread the message on IPRs in a creative and engaging manner, through the use of presentations and creatively illustrated posters and pamphlets which cover the basics on IPRs and the need to protect IPRs.
  • CIPAM is actively facilitating International engagements in the field of Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Two MoU on IPRs were recently signed with UK and Singapore.
  • India-USA Workshop on Protection of Trade Secrets was successfully organized by CIPAM to discuss various aspects related to Trade Secrets and its impact on Industry.
  • CIPAM is looking forward to work with various stakeholders in its journey of making Creative India; Innovative India.


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