PANAJI : Goa State Patent Information Centre nodal officer Deepak Parab on Thursday (9 Jan) said that Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is a key tool for building every nation.
"Intellectual Property Rights is a key tool for building every nation. India is blessed with a talented pool of R&D personnel because of the research facilities which are created in the research and development sector," said Parab.
He was speaking as the chief guest at an awareness programme organised on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) organised by World Trade Centre, Goa in association with MSME Development Institute, Goa in Panaji.
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In Goa, there is a State Patent Information Centre deals with all IPs- patents, geographical indiacation, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and its main role is to facilitate the registration of IPs within the State.
"After establishment of the Centre we immediately established four IPR cells at Goa University, Padre Conceicao College of Engineering, Goa Engineering College and Smt Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts and Science with the main objective to link these research institutes to the Centre. Whatever IP is generated within these research institutes will be channelised through the Centre for its registration with the concerned authority of the Indian government," he Informed.
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Speaking further, he informed that in 2007, GI has been obtained for cashew feni and recently they have managed to obtain GI for Khola Chilly, which is pro-towards obtaining GI for them," he informed.
"Compared to 2017-18, the figure of patents filed in India, we see 20 percent rise. But it is not sufficient to be a developed country. Indian government is putting its efforts to increase the number of patents filed," he said.
He also informed that many a time the opportunity to get the invention patented is missed as people want immediate publicity.
"Often we come out with some inventions and immediately we go for publicity through which it comes into the public domain and many a time the opportunity for the getting it patented is missed," Parab said.