Intellectual Property Rights
On August 26th, 2019, Indigram Labs Foundation (ILF) has organised one-day workshop on
Intellectual Property Rights at India International Centre New Delhi Workshop has been
chaired by Dr. Mandira Roy (General Manager and Head, Technology commercialisation and
licensing, Gurugram) and Mr. Rahul Bagga (Director, Adastra IP, India & Malaysia) in
presence of Dr. Manisha Acharya (CEO, Indigram Labs Foundation). The discussion was
about intellectual property rights, a right that is used by a person or by a company to have
exclusive rights to use its own plans, ideas, or other intangible assets without the worry of
competition, at least for a specific period of time. These rights can include copyrights, patents,
trademarks and other secretes.
Participants from Start-ups, Colleges, E-cells, Incubators has attended the workshop.
Eminent speakers have taken different session on importance of Property Rights, Trademark,
Patent, Copyrights, filling IP. An interactive session by Mr. Rahul took first session on
Intellectual Property Rights for agri-businesses where he covered following topics.
1. Patents/ Trade Marks Filing – Registration Requirements
2. What IPRs are available for Agri-businesses?
3. What can be registered as trade mark?
Second session was conducted by Dr. Mandira Roy on IP Issues in Technology Transfer which
1. IP Due Diligence
2. IP Ownership
3. Foreground IP
4. Background IP
5. Right to Improvement
In continuation to the above she discussed about the procedure of IP filling and fees of the process.
Furthermore, she also discussed Startup incentives for filling IP.
Workshop was extremely informative for the participants and they actively participated in all the
sessions by coming up with their queries to which they have given a positive feedback at the end of the
workshop. A sapling was gifted to both spokespersons by our CEO, Dr. Manisha during the Beginning
of the workshop and a Momento was also offered by Dr. Saket Chattopadhyay in the last of the event
(Manager, Indigram Labs Foundation).
Certificates to all the participants was also awarded after successful completion of the workshop.
Take away message during the workshop was: Build Institutions not just money.