National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission (NIPAM) -Key Facts
The National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission (NIPAM) was launched on December 8, 2021 by Ministry of Commerce & Industry in association with Intellectual Property Office and Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM). Under this programme, awareness and training are provided on Intellectual Property (IP). This scheme has met its goal of training one million students on July 31, 2022, before the deadline of August 15, 2022.
As a part of the initiative, following milestones have been achieved:
- of participants including students or faculty, trained on Intellectual Property stands at 10,05,272.
- 3662 educational institutes have been covered.
- Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, has mandated to increase IP awareness, in line with the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. This is because, IP awareness is significant to ensure that intellectual capital developed in country is recognised and protected in order for IP producers to take advantage.
- IP encourages and extends support to innovation and creativity, that are contributing towards societal cultural and economic progress.
- It encourages inventors, artists and authors, as well as ensures sustainability of research and development.
About National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission:
The National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission targets students in two levels:
- Level A– It includes school students of class 9th to 12th.
- Level B – It includes students from Universities or Colleges
This programme was launched with the aim of raising and stimulating innovation and creativity, and thus contributing to cultural and economic development of society. It seeks to contribute towards creation of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat by increasing awareness on IP among one million students across India.
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