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Understanding Intellectual Property Rights

What is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual Property (“IP”) refers to any tangible or intangible property or asset, which is a product of the human intellect that has commercial value and includes any; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. Like any other property right, Intellectual Property Rights (“IPR”) allow creators, or owners of such IP to benefit from their own work or investment in a creation. In this age of globalization, with companies, institutions and individuals relentlessly exploring ahead in newer fields, where path breaking inventions emerge every day, the field of Intellectual Property Rights has gained prime importance. Thus, IP and rights attached thereto have gained fundamental magnitude and are being intensely protected.

S No. Type of Intellectual Property Related Act
1 Trade Marks Trade Marks Act, 1999
2 Patents The Patents Act, 1970 (as amended in 2005)
3 Copyrights and Related Rights The Copyright Act, 1957
4 Industrial Designs The Designs Act, 2000
5 Geographical Indications The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999
6 Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits The Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout Design Act, 2000
7 Plant Varieties The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Right Act, 2001
8 Information Technology and Cyber Crimes The Biological Diversity Act, 2002
9 Data Protection The Information Technology Act, 2000


Among all the other numerous fundamental issues involving developing a product, raising capital, hiring employees, meeting statutory compliances etc., intellectual property protection can feel expensive or deflecting from the goals of launching a product into the market before other competitors. However, the value of several startups is primarily based on their intellectual property i.e. their "Intellectual Capital". For a technology startup, intellectual property issues are among the most essential concerns which need serious deliberations. In this digital age, it has become easy for users to abuse Intellectual Capital that has been developed after several years of hard work. The work that has been produced with diligent and painstaking efforts, gets easily copied, reworked and duplicated with minimal efforts. This resultantly affects upon the economic conversion goal of a startup like obtaining venture capital funding, investments by angel investors or partnerships. Therefore, it is vital for every startup to understand the importance of IPR and protect itself from violation or breach by a third party.

Trademark Basics for a Startup

Copyright Basics for a Startup

For IPR related queries DoIT&C has a dedicated team

Contact Person : Yogendra Singh

Mobile : +91 9829005663   

Contact Person : Tarun Agarwal

Mobile : +91 7016598354   

Contact Person : Mukesh

Mobile : +91 9772232605   

Patent Information Center Rajasthan

Patent Information Centre (PIC) has been set up to create awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and facilitate filing of patents from the state of Rajasthan . PIC offers services like Patent Searches, Awareness Workshops, Patent Filing Assistance, Copyright and Design Filing Assistance, Analysis of Patent Information etc. for innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs.

Contact Person : Dr. Manu Sikarwar (Project Director)

Address : Mini Secretariat, Room No 506, 4th Floor, Bani Park, Jaipur,
Phone : 0141-2202041