Goa Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers Association
Goa Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers Association



IPRs are simply ‘legal rights associated with creations of the mind which have got commercial value’.  Since creations of the mind are very diverse e.g. painting, songs, movies, new drugs, new processes, innovative products, designs, new varieties of plants etc. one mechanism is not possible for protecting all creations of the mind. Thus, there are 8 different mechanisms for protecting creations of the mind or Intellect. These are Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Industrial Designs, Plant Varieties Protection, Layout Designs of ICs registration, Geographical Indications and Trade Secrets. Intellectual Property Rights are closely linked to monopoly rights for the innovator companies and individuals as a reward for ‘creativity’ and are universally recognized and enforced across the world.


Usefulness of IPRs in Business:


Just like physical property, intellectual property is an ‘asset’ which can be bought and sold. It is in fact the ‘intellectual capital’ of an industry and can drastically change the valuation of ‘knowledge intensive industries’ like pharma, diagnostics, biologicals, etc.  “Intellectual Property Rights” or IPRs can thus play a very powerful role in enhancing BUSINESS PROFITS of Pharma Companies such as goodwill of an industry can be protected by ‘trademarks’, while innovative packaging, brochures and catalogs can by protected by Copyright. Shapes can be protected by Industrial Designs whereas innovative processes and products can be patented. There are several methods by which IPRs can be used by Industry to enhance business profits and protect goodwill and products. However, due to lack of awareness, most Industries are unable to exploit the usefulness of IPRs in enhancing business profits and strategic planning. 


About the Workshop.


The present workshop organized jointly by MSME, Development Institute (Govt. of India, Ministry of MSME) and Goa Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Association (GPMA), GOA is an attempt to create awareness on how IPRs can be useful in business. It is a highly practical oriented workshop with eminent speakers from all over India. It will focus in a very simple and easy manner on how IPRs can be used as a ‘tool’ for increasing business profits and enhancing competitiveness of MSMEs in global market. Adequate time will be provided for interactive discussions with speakers and also for taking up case studies and live demonstrations on how IPRs can be useful for MSMEs.







      DAY-One (16th March 2012) 


Usefulness of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in enhancing business profits of MSMEs-

€       What are IPRs? basic concept & Importance of IPRs in Pharma Industry?

€       How can they help Industry to enhance business profits?

€       Case Stories on how industries used IPRs practically to safeguard their interests

€       Usefulness of patents & Practical aspects of patenting

€       Myths and Misconceptions about patents

€       Case Stories relating to patents and profits (real life, from Indian Industries)

€       Benefits of setting up an IPR Cell in an Industry-Govt. Incentives and Concessions

€       Practical aspects of setting up IPR CELL  in industry-  resources and investments needed

How to get patents? Procedure, time, cost and legal issues.

Claims writing, Patent Searches & Analysis etc.


 PCT & PCT Process: Various ways to commercialize ‘Knoledge’


Protection & Maintenance of IPRs: cases of Infringements & Passing off in Pharmaceutical Industry- case studies





1-2-1 Business Meeting/counseling (on prior appointmentbasis)




Target Group:


Pharma Manufacturers, Traders, Managers, R&D Personnel, Research Institutes, Academicians, Students  etc.




MSME-Development Institute, under the Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India, which has been implementing many schemes, conducting nationwide workshops and training programmes of relevance to MSMEs is organizing this workshop.




MSME-DI, Goa and GPMA have organized a series of highly relevant & result oriented programmes/Workshops in the past, especially for Goa Pharmaceutical Cluster. Interventions were made in the areas of cGMP, Pharmaceutical Packaging, Energy Conservation, Energy Audits, Calibration & Validation of Analytical Equipments, Total Production Management, Pharmaceutical Plant Engineering, QA & QC, Export marketing  to name a few.




Experienced & highly qualified practicing professionals in relevant fields from following Institutions::


-         National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER)

-         Controller General of Indian Patents & Designs, Mumbai

-         DH Law Associates, Mumbai.


For further details & Registration please contact:

Shivanand Bachagundi

Asstt. Director

MSME-Development Institute


0832-2705093/94 (M)  9423308474

e-mail: bf_shivanand@rediffmail.com

AK Burman

Blue Cross Labs,

L-17, Verna Indl. Estate, Verna-Goa


e-mail: akb@bluecrosslabs.com











posted on : 12 Mar '12

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