The increasing importance of intangible assets (as a source of Competitive advantage for a Nation) has made the intellectual property (IP) system increasingly attractive and, in many cases, indispensable for all economic agents. Intellectual property (IP) is a key consideration in day-to-day business decisions. New products, brands and creative designs appear almost daily in the market and are the result of continuous human innovation and creativity. While Indian industry has been increasingly realizing the importance and benefits of IP creation and protection, the Indian Government has been doing their best in creating conducive environment by upgrading infrastructure and bringing in policy level initiatives in the country which has resulted in sweeping changes in IP culture and administration in the Country. CII realizing the importance of IPR as the key differentiator for industrial competitiveness institutionalized a dedicated department manned by domain experts & professionals more than a decade back. CII's IPR division informs, analyses, match makes, facilitates and implements IPR related requirements of Industry, Government, Institutions and Society. The overall objective of CII's initiatives in IPR is to facilitate Indian Industry to attain global leadership by harnessing and leveraging IP as the development of stringent and staunch IPR system towards creating a strong IP ecosystem is an urgent need for all over the World. The primary focus of the initiative is to, take policy initiatives, awareness creation, Capacity Development, IPR Services, international networking and also combating the menace of counterfeiting & piracy. CII in partnership with Technology Information forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) (under the aegis of the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. India and Govt. of Andhra Pradesh) had established in the year 2000 an autonomous organization named Andhra Pradesh Technology Development & Promotion Centre(APTDC) in Hyderabad .CII also in association with the Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprise, (MoMSME) Govt. of India has established an Intellectual Property Rights Facilitation Centre (IPFC) at Mysore, Indore and Gandhinagar The primary objective of these IPFCs is to “Boost IP Culture” which would enhance the intellectual capital that is vital for the economic development of the state. These IPFCs are also the pioneer institution in the country in providing various IPR services towards Training, Information & Advisory services and IP Protection facilitation.
Key Initiatives / Information
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprise, (Mo MSME) Govt. of India has established an Intellectual Property Rights Facilitation Centre (IPFC) at Indore ,Mysore and Gandhinagar. This is the first of its kind in the state to be launched with a primary objective to “Boost IP culture” which would enhance the intellectual capital that is vital for the economic development of the state.
The workshops are designed to cater to the issue like effective implementation of registered GI‘s and Commercialization. In 2012, CII is planning to have a series of workshops for four different clusters (Handicraft, agricultural, Pharma, Food Processing).
International Symposium on IPR for MSME (17-18 September 2012)
The Confederation of Indian Industry in collaboration with World Intellectual Property Organization and Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises organized a two day National forum on Intellectual Property for Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises , Policy Makers and Facilitation Agencies on 17-18 September 2012 in New Delhi.
Counterfeiting and Piracy are two of the fastest growing economic crimes in the world today. They threaten the economies of developed and developing countries alike, undermine trading relations, endanger public health and safety and affect new investment for economic growth. They affect all categories of products, but the impact is very high in sectors / product categories like fast moving consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, electronics, automobile and aircraft parts, music, publishing, software, telecom, cosmetics, personal care, beverages etc.
Since last 3 years , CII in partnership with Government of India (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and Intellectual Property Office) has been organizing National Intellectual Property Awards-2012 ceremony on the World IP Day (26 April 2012).
India Intellectual Property(IP) Forum- Portal
IP Owners’ Forum will have a portal which will act as single window service for all those who are interested in protecting their IP. The portal will serve as a platform where members would get to voice their concerns and issues. It will help in interaction and act as knowledge networking gateway for all IP users. It will also give the preview of the problems faced by IP owners to the service providers. The objectives of the portal are-
CII News Update
Thermax Engg, Triveni Turbine, Orchid Chemical and MSN Lab among winners of IP Awards for 2013Pune-based engineering major Thermax Limited has won the National Intellectual Property Award for 2013 in the category of Trademarks. The company provides solutions in the areas of energy and environment. .....
To initiate a dialogue on developing comprehensive IP Strategy and delivery mechanism in the states, CII in partnership with Government of India and the partnering States (Karnataka, Kerela, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand ) governments organized a National IP Summit .....
Continuous Change and Improvement is the key driver for overall growth of the Organisation said by Dr Krishan Kumar, Former Director, Maruti Centre of Excellence (MACE) in his special address at the 4th Lean Six Sigma Summit organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII ) NR in New Delhi, toda.....
"Innovation & Technology is the key driver for the growth of MSME''''''''s. An increasing share of the market value of young and innovative MSMEs appears to be derived in many cases from their intellectual assets. In today''''''''s competitive market the use and protection of these intellectual ass.....
India is a signatory of TRIPs in the Uruguay Round agreement of 1995. It is now bound to amend her existing laws in order to make it TRIPs-compliant. This Agreement, inter-alia, contains an Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) which came into force from 1 Janua.....
Consulting / Advisory Services
The key to ensure sustainable Quality up gradation and continuous improvement in an Organization is the willingness of its employees to adapt to changing paradigms.
CII Awards & Recognitions
CII and Export Import Bank of India have, in 1994, jointly established the CII-EXIM Bank Award for Business Excellence, with the aim of enhancing the Competitiveness of India Inc. The Award is based on the internationally recognized EFQM Excellence Model.