160 attend workshop on Intellectual Property Rights

Port Blair
20 Sep 2018

The Directorate of Industries in association with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises-Development Institute, Kolkata, organized a one day workshop on “Intellectual Property Right” under “Start up India” initiative on Thursday. Smt Neha Bansal, Secretary (Industries.) inaugurated the workshop as the chief guest. She briefed about the initiatives taken by A&N Administration for the direct trade between these Islands and the nearby ASEAN Countries. Mr Ajoy Bandopadhyaya, Director, MSME-DI, Kolkata elaborated about the innovation and Start up initiatives in India. Mr Manojit Guha, Deputy Director, MSME-DI, Kolkata deliberated the audience about the workshop. The workshop was supported by Education Department and Industrial Training Institute, Dollygunj and around 160 participants participated in the workshop which includes school students, college student, Startups and entrepreneurs. The basic motive for the workshop was to give a exposure to the school student, college student, startups and entrepreneurs about the Intellectual Property Right.
The technical session started with a general overview of the intellectual property right and the incentives provided by Ministry of MSME by Mr Manojit Guha, Deputy Director, MSME-DI, Kolkata. The topic of Startup patents and geographical indication was taken up by Mr Sonal Mishra, IP Attorney, LS Devar & Co, Kolkata and the matter related to trademark was deliberated to the participants by Mr Ninidra Mohan Mukherjee, Advocate High Court, Kolkata.
Earlier, Mr Ajit Anand, Director of Industries welcomed the gathering. The inauguration session concluded with the Swachhta pledge administered by the Secretary (Industries). Mr J. Chandramouli, Assistant Director, Branch, MSME-DI, Port Blair proposed the vote of thanks.