New Delhi, Aug 24 A 3-day workshop on enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRs) was concluded today, which was organised by the commerce and industry ministry for various agencies, including the police.
It was organised by organised by the Cell for IPR Promotion & Management (CIPAM), an arm of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).
The workshop "was designed to help enforcement agencies establish a platform to share knowledge on IPR enforcement furthering appreciation and understanding among the enforcement authorities and common people," the ministry said in a statement.
Joint Secretary in the DIPP Rajiv Aggarwal emphaised on the need for Indians to respect and commercialise IP.
"Creating awareness about IPRs can help in tackling piracy since limited knowledge about its social and economic impacts leads to circulation and consumption of pirated content," it said.
With this objective, CIPAM joined hands with the industry and launched a campaign against piracy through a series of animated videos on anti-piracy.
The cell has also launched a social media campaign with hashtag "#LetsTalkIP" to create more interest among people on intellectual property.
Delegates from World International Property Organisation (WIPO), police officers, legal fraternity, industry experts and law students participated in the workshop.