BuildingAwareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

The purpose of the scheme is to enhance awareness among the MSMEs about Intellectual Property Rights, to take measures for protecting their ideas and business strategies. Effective utilisation of IPR tools by MSMEs would also assist them in technology upgradation and enhancing their competitiveness.

Funding support for

  • Conducting awareness/sensitisation programmes on IPR (Applicants – MSME organisations and expert agencies)
  • Conducting pilot studies for selected clusters/groups of industries (Applicants – MSME organisations, competent agencies and expert agencies)
  • Funding support for conducting interactive seminars/workshops (Applicants – MSME organisations and expert agencies)
  • Funding support for conducting specialised training on IPR (Applicants – Expert agencies)
  • Funding support in the form of Grant on Patent/GI Registration (Applicants – MSME units and MSME organisations)
  • Funding support for setting up IP Facilitation Centre (IPFC) for MSME (Applicants – MSME organisations and IPR facilitating agencies)
  • Funding support for organising interaction with international agencies (Applicants – MSME organisations and IPR facilitating agencies)
  • GoI assistance of Rs.1 lakh per awareness programme
  • GoI assistance of Rs.2.5 lakh per pilot study
  • GoI assistance of Rs.2 lakh per programme of interactive seminar
  • GoI assistance of Rs.6 lakh per short term training programme and Rs.45 lakh per long term training programme For registered Indian MSMEs, one time financial support limited up to Rs.25,000 on grant of domestic patent and Rs.2 lakh for foreign patent; for registering under Geographical Indications of Goods Act, one time financial support limited up to Rs.1 lakh
  • A total financial support by GoI up to Rs.65 lakh each for establishing IPFCs which will include one-time grant of Rs.45 lakh and Rs.18 lakh as recurring expenses for 3 years, and Rs.2 lakh as miscellaneous charges .
  • Financial support by GoI up to Rs.5 lakh and Rs.7.50 per event for domestic interventions and international exchange programme respectively.
  • Registered MSME units
  • MSME organisations like industry associations, societies, cooperatives, firms, trusts, NGOs, institutions and universities with a track record of assisting MSMEs
  • Competent agencies like consultancy organisations, research institutes, individual experts or agencies having sound technical and financial capabilities to conduct pilot studies with at least five years of experience
  • Expert agencies - like TIFAC, Patent Facilitation Centres, NRDC, Indian Patent Office, Registrar of Trademarks, Registrar of Geographical Indications, D.B.T., Registrar of Copyrights, MoHRD, NIIPM, IITs, Law Schools, patent attorneys, individual IPR experts, WIPO, EU-TIDP, USPTO, KIPO/KIPA, IIFT, DIT, MoEF, Ministry of MSME, DSIR and other such bodies
  • Quasi-Government or Government aided bodies
  • Private units provided they are sponsored by MSME associations

Application forms for each of the components are given with scheme guidelines at: , they can be download filled-in and sent to the nearest MSME-DI.