Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights for small handicraft, handloom enterprises held in Kullu
SHIMLA- A one-day workshop on Intellectual Property Rights for Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (MSMEs) for the handicraft, handloom Cluster was held at Dev Sadan in Kullu today to create awareness among small traders regarding intellectual property rights to empower them. About 160 participants including Kullu Shawl Weavers, Traders, MSME entrepreneurs attended the workshop.
Besides, resource persons from patent office, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GoI, New Delhi shared their experiences with the participants of the Workshop.
The workshop was organized by the Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of Himachal pradesh and State Council for Science, Technology & Environment.
Himachal Pradesh Patent Information Centre has been established in the State Council in October, 1998 by Patent Facilitation Centre, Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The main objective of the Centre is to create awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and facilitate filing of patents from Scientists, Inventors working in State R&D Institutions.
The Centre is providing patent search and filing facilities to the scientists, innovators, researchers, R & D institutions. The State Council already has registered six GIs i.e. Kullu Shawls, Kangra Tea, Chamba Rumal, Kinnauri Shawls, Kangra Painting and Kullu Shawls Logo with the Registrar GI Chennai Office. Besides, the centre has been declared as the nodal agency for filing of Geographical Indications in HP.
Ayurveda Minister Karan Singh, Govt of HP was also present as the Chief Guest on this occasion. While Satya Prakash Thakur, Chairman Bhuttico, was the special guest on this occasion.