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New Delhi : Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh inaugurated the three-day workshop on enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) on August 22, 2017, in the presence of Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.
Addressing the workshop, Rajnath said that counterfeiting and piracy activities give rise to serious organized crimes. Such activities finance criminals and terrorists who deal in counterfeit goods to launder illegal money. He said police officials should be therefore equipped with proper knowledge and training to curb IPR violations at the very outset. The Union Minister for Home Affairs announced that IPR training modules would be introduced at police training institutes and academies across India to familiarize and sensitize our police forces on IPRs, according to a PIB release.
Nirmala Sitharaman said that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in collaboration with Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) is setting up two Technology and Innovation Support Centres (TISCs) in Punjab & Tamil Nadu for technology and innovation support. She emphasized that people need to understand the ways to create and protect their intellectual property for a secure future.
Kiren Rijiju called upon people to respect others’ intellectual property and talked about creating a strong IPR enforcement mechanism in the country.
This workshop will help enforcement agencies across the country understand and appreciate the importance of their role in IPR enforcement. It will also act as a platform for the officials to share their experiences, exchange best practices and better inter-agency coordination with respect to enforcement of IPRs. Besides people from enforcement agencies, many IP professionals, lawyers, law students and people from industry associations are also participating at the workshop.

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