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CIPRPF Guidelines

EXTRACT OF GUIDELINES

Implementation of the Scheme

Building Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

For Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

By

Development Commissioner Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME),

Government of India

1.0 INTRODUCTION

Intellectual Property (IP) is one of the key players involved in the market success of an innovation. IP plays a major role in enhancing competitiveness of technology-based businesses and facilitates the process of taking innovative technology to the market place.

In today’s global competitive business scenario, issues pertaining to intellectual property rights (IPRs) have become quite critical for the sustainability of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME). In order to compete with global standards and technological challenges, IPR protection plays a very crucial role in achieving competitive advantage and technological gains as they are important tools to promote marketing and innovation.

2.0 OBJECTIVE

It is important for the MSME sector in India to realise the important role IPR protection plays in boosting the innovation ecosystem in competitive business environment, which impacts the sustainable economic growth of the country and its global standards in the technology space. Efforts have been made by the Government to improve the IP culture in India with the following objectives:

To enhance the awareness of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) amongst the MSMEs to encourage creative intellectual endeavour in Indian economy;

To take suitable measures for the protection of ideas, technological innovation and knowledge-driven business strategies developed by the MSMEs for;

To provide appropriate facilities and support for protection and commercialization of Intellectual Property (IP) for the benefit of MSME sector;

To assist SMEs in effective Utilization of IPR Tools for technology up- gradation, market and business promotion and competitiveness enhancement.

3.0 ACTIVITIES UNDER THE SCHEME

 

 

 

Maximum

 

 

 

 

Reimbursement per

 

 

S. No

Activity

Application/

 

 

 

 

Proposal

 

 

 

 

(Rs. In Lakh)

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

Financial assistance on grant of patent/ registration under

 

 

 

 

geographical indications of goods/trademarks

 

 

 

a.

(i) Domestic Patent

1.00

 

 

(ii) Foreign Patent

5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

(iii) GI Registration

2.00

 

 

 

(iv) Trademark

0.10

 

4.0MODALITIES FOR IMPLEMENTATION, EVALUATION AND MONITORING

Project Monitoring and Advisory Committee(PMAC): At the highest level, PMAC will guide, review, monitor and provide overall direction for implementation of the scheme. PMAC will have overall responsibility for policy formulation, Scheme implementation and monitoring. It will be empowered to take all key decisions related to the scheme and to approve minor modifications/procedural changes in the guidelines for operational expediency. PMAC would also deliberate on the issues put up by NMIU. It would also consider the recommendations of NMIU on each proposal. The PMAC will hold its meetings periodically or as and when required.

The constitution/members of the PMAC will be:

1.

AS & DC(MSME)

Chairman

 

 

 

2.

Joint Secretary/ADC/JDC, O/o DC(MSME)

Vice Chairman

 

 

 

3.

EA(IFW)/Representative

Member

 

 

 

4.

JS DIPP/Representative

Member

 

 

 

5.

In-Charge, NMIUs

Member

 

 

 

6.

Representative Associations

Member

 

 

 

7.

ADC/JDC in Charge of MSME-DIs at O/o

Member

 

DC(MSME)/Director of MSME-DI Concerned/Invitee

 

8

JDC/Director/Nodal Officer handling IPR in DC,

Member-Secretary

 

MSME

 

9.

Special invitees/experts/consultants/IAs/SPVs

 

 

 

 

National Monitoring and Implementing Unit (NMIU)

National Monitoring and Implementing Unit (NMIU) shall be an expert organisation or a group of consultants hired for the purpose. NMIU will be responsible for facilitating, implementation and monitoring of the scheme. It will monitor every stage of the programme, on behalf of the Development Commissioner (MSME).

5.0COMPONENTS OF THE SCHEME

5.1FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE ON GRANT OF PATENT/ REGISTRATION UNDER GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS OF GOODS/ TRADEMARKS

A)Eligibility Criteria:

For Patent, Geographical Indication and Trademark Reimbursement:

a.For reimbursement of actual costs or expenses incurred towards registration of Patents or Trademarks, from the Office of Development Commissioner (MSME), Ministry of MSME, Government of India, the applicant/entity/unit must have a valid Udyog Aadhar/UAM and registered at MSME- Data bank. Patents/Trademarks filled/registered in the name of individuals are also eligible for reimbursement subject to holding a valid Udyog Aadhar/UAM.

b.For reimbursement of actual costs or expenses incurred towards registration of GI, the agency, institutions, associations, Institutes, non-profit bodies, NGOs, societies, trusts, or similar other non- commercial bodies, other entity which might not have Udyog Aadhar, should provide relevant incorporation/establishment documents, PAN number of entity.

B)How To Apply:

Applicants can apply for reimbursements through CIPRPF by furnishing all the relevant details. To know more click here

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