Inauguration of National Institute of Intellectual Property Management held on 21st July 2012
Inauguration of the building of National Institute of Intellectual Property Management, Nagpur is scheduled to be held on 21-07-2012 at 10.30 AM by Shri Anand Sharma, Hon'ble Union Minister of Commerce Industry and Textiles in the gracious presence of Guests of Honour Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Shri Mukul Wasnik, Hon'ble Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment at 3,Civil Lines, Nagpur- 440 001.National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (NIIPM) has been established at Nagpur by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Industrial Policy and promotion, Government of India as a nodal institute for fulfilling the need of IP training and awareness at the national level and to develop human resources in IP as a long term strategy. NIIPM will also function as a think tank in IPRs and will be developed as the centre of excellence for IP- education and research and to act as a think tank in the field of Intellectual Property Rights. The construction of a new building of NIIPM with all modern facilities has been completed recently at the cost of Rs. 18 Crores. NIIPM will soon have a residential complex to provide residential facility for IP Stakeholders availing training at NIIPM. Nagpur has been carefully selected as the location for establishing NIIPM taking into consideration its specialgeographical significance and also the fact that Nagpur is an important industrial centre and hub for higher education and research.
NIIPM is being developed as an effective and world class intellectual property management institute of the Country. The major benefits that the country will receive will be:
Streamlined, rationalized and greatly expanded scope and impact of IP training by pooling national IP
resources at one location;
Streamlined and harmonized training on new and emerging fields of technologies for examiners in IP
offices and for stakeholders;
Partnership with various academy, commercial, government and non-government institutes for delivery
of effective training on IPRs;
Identification and generation of resource pool for IPR experts in the country.
Stronger capacity for analysis and implementation of IP Law provisions.
Establishing focused IP courses in collaboration with the universities and other institutes;
NIIPM will also closely cooperate with World Intellectual Property Organization and other
International IP Institutes;
NIIPM is providing quality training in IPRs to officials of Intellectual Property Office including newly recruited Examiners of Patent& Designs and also to IP stakeholders involved in creation and management of IPRs like industries, universities, legal professionals, R&D organisations, MSME, individual inventors, IP professionals and people from specific sectors like pharmaceuticals, agricultural, biotechnology etc. NIIPM has also been conducting awareness programmes in the country for building awareness on IPRs. NIIPM will soon start short and long term certificate anddiploma courses in IPRS.