The Central Government in its endeavor towards a “Creative India: Innovative India” is reaching out to Tier-II cities to spread awareness among the creators and innovators in respect of protecting the Intellectual Property (IP) and innovations globally through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) coordinated with the Uttarakhand State Government for conducting a seminar in this regard. With the support of Uttarakhand State Government, the Indian Patent Office, a subordinate office under DPIIT, in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and in association with ASSOCHAM and Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) will be organising one-day Roving Seminar at CSIR, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun on June 20. The Patent Cooperation Treaty assists applicants in seeking patent protection internationally for their inventions and facilitates public access to a wealth of technical information relating to those inventions.
Experts from WIPO and IP offices will present an overview of the PCT system and its advantages for the applicants, the patent offices and the general public. The roving seminars will also be the occasion to help Indian users to create their accounts and to access the ePCT system and other patent tools, which allows users to file and manage their international applications online. Any interested users, stakeholders, applicants, innovators, members of MSME, academic institutions, research and development organisation and other scientific organisation can participate in this event.