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News New IPR Policy he Government has approved the National 7. Human Capital Development: To strengthen IPR Policy on 12th May 2016. The policy and expand human resources, institutions and Tlays down the following seven objectives: capacities for teaching, training, research and skill building in IPRs; 1. IPR Awareness: Outreach and Promotion- Generation of IPRs: To create public awareness The policy is a vision document that lays the about the economic, social and cultural roadmap for future development in the field of benefits of IPRs among all sections of society; IPRs. It is comprehensive and holistic, and cannot 2. Generation of IPRs- To stimulate the generation be said to lack specifics. It lists specific action of IPRs; points to be implemented towards fulfillment of the aforementioned objectives. These action points 3. Legal and Legislative Framework: To have have been assigned to specific nodal departments strong and effective IPR laws, which balance for implementation. Already, certain points the interests of rights owners with larger public like transfer of Copyright and Semiconductor interest; Integrated Circuits Layout-Design to Department of 4. Administration and Management: To Industrial Policy and Promotion have been acted modernize and strengthen service-oriented upon and the Government of India (Allocation of IPR administration; Business) Rules accordingly changed. Similarly, augmentation of manpower, including recruitment 5. Commercialization of IPR: Get value for IPRs of 458 Patent Examiners, has been done. through commercialization; This information was given by the Commerce 6. Enforcement and Adjudication: To strengthen the enforcement and adjudicatory mechanisms and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in rd for combating IPR infringements; a written reply in Rajya Sabha on August 3 , 2016. n Startups that Applied for Recognition 93 startups have applied for recognition so far Rs.168 crore towards the corpus of 6 AIFs under 7under the ‘Startup India’ programme. FFS. These AIFs shall invest in startups across 223 startups have been recognized by the sectors and States. At present no such information, Government so far. A ‘Fund of Funds’ (FFS) of INR state-wise, is available. 10,000 crores for Startups has been established which is being managed by SIDBI. The fund will This information was given by the Commerce invest in SEBI registered Alternative Investment and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Funds (AIFs) which, in turn, will invest in Startups. in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Till date, SIDBI has sanctioned an amount of August 3 , 2016. n rd 54 Laghu Udyog Samachar
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