Govt launches IPR Enforcement Toolkit to help Police deal with IP related crimes
New Delhi, Jan 5 (KNN) In order to help police deal with IP related crimes, the Commerce & Industry Ministry has launched an IPR Enforcement Toolkit which will be provided to all state police departments across the nation and will assist them in dealing with the cases relating to Trademarks and Copyrights infringements.
Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the toolkit which has been jointly prepared by Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
In addition to details of offences under various laws, it provides for checklists for registering a complaint and conducting search and seizures.
It also lays down general guidelines for search and seizure in case of IP crimes.
In order to strengthen the Enforcement mechanism, CIPAM has organized seven batches of training programmes for Police officials in State of Andhra Pradesh and a three day training programme for APOs and Police Officials in State of Uttar Pradesh.
Trainees enacted plays and participated in quizzes and other activities based on IPRs. CIPAM has also written to all the state police and judicial academies to undertake training of police and judicial officers on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights.