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Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre (IPFC) for MSMEs of Manipur

Introduction

In the changing global scenario, the issues of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) have gained special importance for the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector. IPR protection plays a key role in gaining competitive advantage in terms of technological gains for achieving higher economic growth in a market driven economy.  It is felt that IPR requires greater understanding and attention by the industry, particularly the MSME sector in India.

The Indian MSME sector needs more information, orientation and facilities for protecting their intellectual powers.  While majority of the countries have adopted strategies for implementing strong IPR protection for strengthening their industries and trades. Indian industries, particularly, the MSME are lagging behind in recognizing the importance of IPR and adopting IPR as a business strategy for enhancing competitiveness.  

In the 2005-06 Budget an announcement has been made regarding setting up of the “National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC)” which visualized a National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) to enhance the competitiveness of the SMEs sector. One of the components of the NMCP is “Building Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)” for the MSME. Accordingly, to enable the MSME sector face the present challenges of liberalisation, various activities on IPR are proposed under this scheme. Setting up of Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre (IPFC) for MSMEs is also one of these schemes.

IPFC in Patent Information Centre

With the initiative of Patent Facilitating Centre (PFC), Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), an autonomous body under Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India Patent Information Centre (PIC) in Manipur has been established at Manipur Science & Technology Council, Imphal on 30th October 2008.  Again, during November 2010, the Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre (IPFC) for MSMEs of Manipur has been established in PIC Manipur with the help of Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India, New Delhi in order to facilitate the local entrepreneurs about IPR.

Objectives

  1. Co-locating IPR facilitation centre in PIC
  2. Determine IPR needs of selected clusters of MSME in the state and evolve solutions
  3. Extend legal, financial and technical support to them for protecting intellectual property of the industries such as patents, trademarks, design, copyrights etc.

Definition of MSME

MSMEs are broadly classified into two Classes:
  1. Manufacturing Enterprises: The enterprises engaged in the manufacture or production of goods pertaining to any industry specified in the first schedule to the industries. The Manufacturing Enterprises are defined in terms of investment in Plant & Machinery.
  2. Service Enterprises:  The enterprises engaged in providing or rendering of services and are defined in terms of investment in equipment.

The limit for investment in plant and machinery / equipment for manufacturing / service enterprises are:


Classification

Investment ceiling for Plant, Machinery or Equipment

Manufacturing Enterprises

Service Enterprises

Micro

Upto Rs.25 lakh

Upto Rs.10 lakh

Small

Above Rs.25 lakh &
upto Rs.5 crore

Above Rs.10 lakh &
upto Rs.2 crore

Medium

Above Rs.5 crore & 
upto Rs.10 crore

Above Rs.2 crore &     
upto Rs.5 crore

Steering Committee for IPFC-Manipur

Constituted a Steering Committee for IPFC-Manipur headed by Member Secretary, MASTEC with the following members:

1.

Member Secretary
Manipur Science &Technology Council, Imphal

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Chairman

2.

Director, Patent Facilitating Centre (PFC),
Technology Information Forecasting & Assessment Council, DST,
Govt. of India

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Member

3.

Representative of Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), New Delhi

-

Member

4.

Representative of  Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises – Development Institute (MSME-DI), Manipur

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Member

5.

Representative of Department of Commerce & Industries,
Government of Manipur

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Member

6.

Representative of Department of Science & Technology,
Government of Manipur

-

Member

7.

Representative of Manipur Handloom & Handicraft Development Corporation Ltd., Imphal

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Member

8.

Nodal Officer, PIC Manipur & Executive Director
Manipur Science & Technology Council, Imphal

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Member Secretary

Project Team

  1. Th Surendranath Singh, Executive Director
  2. Dr R K Pritamjit Singh, Scientific Officer
  3. Project Officer /Project Manager
  4. Project Assistant

Services Provided by IPFC, Manipur

    1. Patent Searches
    2. Technical, Financial & Legal Assistance for filing patent, trademark, designs, Gl, copyright etc.
    3. Awareness through seminars, lectures & workshops

For further information please contact:


Director
Patent Facilitating Centre (PFC)
Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)
Department of Science & Technology (DST)
Vishwakarma Bhawan, A-Wing
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi-110016 (INDIA)
Tel No.     :   91-11-26967458, 26592802, 26592806
Fax            :   91-11-26863866
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Website  :   www.indianpatents.org.in & www.tifac.org.in

 

Or

Intellectual Facilitation Centre (IPFC)
Patent Information Centre (PIC), Manipur
Manipur Science & Technology Council (MASTEC)
Central Jail Road, Old Lambulane
Imphal – 795001 (INDIA)
Tel No.     :   91-385-2460037, 2443451
Fax            :   91-385-2445121
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Website  :   http://mastec.nic.in


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