Sunday, 12 February 2012

National IP Awards - 2012

The CGPDTM, in collaboration with the The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is inviting applications for National Intellectual property Awards 2012.The objective of the awards is to recognize and reward individuals and corporations who have contributed in harnessing the intellectual property of the country as well as helped in building an Eco-system that enhances creativity and innovation.

A similar initiative was  taken by Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) last year to identify patents that can be commercialized, brought to the market or licensed. 

The CGPDTM will provide Rs. 1,00,000 as cash prize and a citation to the winners. The jury will comprise professionals from India and overseas. In order to decide the winners, a period of last 5 years (2006-2011) will be considered. The awards have been distributed in to the following categories:
1.      Top Indian Academic institution in Patent
2.      Top Indian Private Company (Large scale) in Patent
3.      Top Indian Public Sector Company in Patent
4.      Top Indian Private Company (MSME) in Patent
5.      Top Individual in Patent
6.      Top Organization in Trade Mark
            7.      Top Organization/individual in Design 

The last date for submitting the completed application form is 1st March 2012. The complete application form can be downloaded from here

Best of Luck! 

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