Industries told to hold roadshows on IPR policy

The government held its first meeting with representatives from the industry on the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy.

Industry bodies were asked by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to inform by May 30 the locations where they can hold roadshows to promote the IPR policy, official sources said.

The nearly 90-minute meeting was attended by around 15-20 industry bodies including CII, Ficci, Assocham, Nasscom (the information technology apex body) and Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME), they said.

The DIPP, which convened the meeting, informed the industry bodies that the road shows must begin next month itself, and must be held in industrial clusters as well as in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities.