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                                                      Panaji: September 26,2019

The two days Capacity Building Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) was held in Seminar Hall, Block E, at Goa University Taleigao today

The Goa State Council for Science & Technology in association with RDRM-IPR Cell, Goa University, Catalyst and Supported by Technology Information Forecasting& Assessment Council DST, Gol, New Delhi, Patent Facilitation Centre, TDT,DST, Gol, Dept. of Science  and Technology Government of Goa were the organizes of the programme.

The Vice-Chancellor of Goa University Prof. Varun sahni while speaking said that the protection of distinctive signs aims to stimulate and ensure fair competition and to protect consumers, by enabling them to make informed choices between various goods and services. The protection may last indefinitely, provided the sign in question continues to be distinctive. India is vast diverged country having great scope of work for researchers of this field. He said that the fish curry of Goa is unique and can secure a patent

India we have huge indigenous ways of  knowledge customs and traditions where researchers have to pay attention. In the advanced era of knowledge we have to work to protect our intellectual property he opined.  

Prof. Yashwant Dev Panwar, Scientist  TIFAC, New Delhi who was the guest of honour and  resource person of the workshop while speaking  said that we in India need to take lead as there is a vast variety of knowledge, art culture where in  researchers have lot of work to do. He hoped that the   deliberations of the workshop will result in a rich harvest of ideas translate in to benefit for society. He also hoped that the efforts of the Patent  Information Centre lead to successful promotion and sacrament intellectual property to all  stakeholders.

Shri Levinson Martins, Director Department of science and Technology also spoke on the occasion.

Dr. Kaustumbh  Priolkar , Head of Dept. Of Physics proposed the vote of thanks.