Pulwama: To raise understanding and awareness about Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), in collaboration with Government Degree College for Women (GDCW), Pulwama, on Monday organised a comprehensive awareness program.
This initiative marks the commencement of the ‘Brashtachar Mukt – J&K’ week, designed to combat corruption and promote transparent and accountable governance within the region.
The program witnessed active participation from students and individuals eager to delve into the intricate world of Intellectual Property Rights. This awareness program aligns seamlessly with the broader goal of promoting ethical practices and integrity within the administrative and entrepreneurial domains of Jammu and Kashmir.
As part of the inaugural session, Director, JKEDI, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat delivered insightful remarks highlighting the importance of this initiative. He emphasized the pivotal role that awareness programs such as these play in nurturing a culture of transparency and accountability. He underscored that an informed understanding of Intellectual Property Rights is not only vital for innovation but also for establishing a robust, corruption-free ecosystem in J&K.
The ‘Brashtachar Mukt – J&K’ week, initiated with this IPR awareness program by JKEDI, aims to pave the way for a broader movement towards eradicating corruption and promoting ethical governance practices. By empowering individuals with knowledge about IPRs, this endeavor not only nurtures innovation but also strengthens the foundations of a more transparent and accountable society, said Director JKEDI.
“Various aspects of IPR, including design, GI registration, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and others, are integral to this effort. Startups, innovators, and entrepreneurs must be vigilant and report any obstacles they face in this regard. They should not hesitate to identify individuals hindering progress so that appropriate action can be taken within the framework of the law. They should use the digital services of the Government for more accountability”, said Bhat.
He further emphasized the pivotal role of students in shaping the future of society and the nation. He underscored the importance of addressing corruption and promoting good governance, as these factors are essential for a brighter and more prosperous future.
The experts from JKEDI in detail discussed the process of filing for IPR, the need to file IPR as well as the measures to report for IPR violation. The program also featured an illuminating presentation by Yasmeen Farooq Khan, Principal, Government Women College, Pulwama, who delved into the intricacies of IPR and its relevance in today’s dynamic world. Participants were privy to discussions on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, each contributing to a holistic understanding of Intellectual Property Rights.
The program was attended by the faculty members of the college, experts from JKEDI and hundreds of students. People interested in availing benefits under startup policy of the Government can contact Vishal Ray (In Charge CIIBM, JKEDI- 9419216208) or Imtiyaz Ahad, Associate Project Manager (8825014846).