To encourage and nurture innovative activities in the MSME sector, an IPR Facilitation Centre for MSMEs was inaugurated at Lucknow on yesterday.. The Centre was inauguated by Dr. Anup K. Pujari, Secretary (MSME) in the presence of Shri Alok B. Shriram, President, PHDCCI and Shri Vishwanath, Chairman, Committee on MSME, PHDCCI. This centre will be located in the Office of PHDCCI in Gomti Nagar.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Pujari emphasised the role of innovation in a competitive world. He mentioned that unless we take care to protect our intellactual properties like Copyright, Trademark and Geographical Indicator (GI), our competitors may exploit such IPs and cause injury to our business. He mentioned that Government of India defrays part of the cost of registering such IPs. This Facilitation Centre would spread awareness among MSMEs located in the state of Uttar Pradesh and would be help to fill the void.
He appreciated the step taken by PHDCCI in establishing this Facilitation Centre. On the occasion, the Minister of State for Skill Development Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Abhishek Mishra exhorted the entrepreneurs to strive for excellence and promised all help from the Government of Uttar Pradesh in the matter. There was also a question answer session which Dr. Pujari and Dr. Mishra responding to the questions and concerns raised by the MSME entrepreneurs present.