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Nagpur IP training in association with the RGNIIPM

Thursday, March 30, 2017

In February 2017, under the IPC-EUI, a public training was conducted in association with the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for IP Management (RGNIIPM) on trade marks and the Madrid Protocol.  EUIPO IP experts  presented the topics.

Target Group(s), or profile of participants in the activity were the following:

  • MSMEs and all entities in business.
  • Entrepreneurs and start ups
  • MSME trainers - promotion agencies concerned with business development
  • IP professionals and practitioners
  • Lawyers, junior and experienced
  • Students and academics
  • Prosecutors and judges

The training addressed a series of specialised topics such as:

  • Trade marks and new forms of trade marks
  • Trade marks and geographical indications
  • International trade mark registration system

59 participants attended the training event in Nagpur and were trained acquiring a more in-depth knowledge on unconventional trade marks (especially in light of the recent entry into force of the amended Trade Mark Act, which includes new forms of trade marks such as colour and sound), conflicts between TM and GIs from a TM examination point of view and on the international registration procedure for trade marks. The focus of attention was on individual cases being used as examples to understand the challenges when examining new forms of trade marks, the type of evidence that can be provided by applicants. In addition existing IP tools were presented and explained.

The training also offered the opportunity to receive requests for further training on specific topics, such as trade marks and copyright, GI protection and marketing, Madrid Protocol, etc.

Cluster activities: 
Brand development and SME training