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National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission

August 14, 2022

The Ministry of Commerce & Industry, in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Office and the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trademarks, began the National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission (NIPAM) on December 8, 2021. (CGPDTM). This programme provides education and training on intellectual property (IP). Before the deadline of August 15, 2022, this programme successfully trained one million pupils as of July 31, 2022.

The following milestones associated with the initiative have been reached:

The total number of people who have received training in intellectual property, including academics or students, is 10,05,272.There have been 3662 educational institutions covered.

Knowledge of IP

Piyush Goyal, the minister of commerce and industry for the Union, has been given the task of raising IP awareness in accordance with the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. This is due to the importance of IP awareness in ensuring the recognition and protection of the nation's produced intellectual capital so that IP creators can profit from it. IP promotes and offers assistance to innovation and creativity that advance societal, cultural, and economic development.

In addition to ensuring the sustainability of research and development, it promotes authors, artists, and inventors.

What the National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission is about:

The National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission has two levels of students as its target audience:

Schoolchildren in grades 9 through 12 are included in Level A.Level B consists of college or university students.

The program's goal is to increase and encourage innovation and originality, which will help the cultural and economic advancement of society. By raising IP knowledge among one million students across India, it hopes to aid in the building of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat.