Mr. Vikrant Rana, Managing Partner at S.S. Rana & Co., along with Ms Aakriti Thakur, Associate Advocate at S.S. Rana & Co., recently delivered a lecture to a group of 120 women scientists at the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), New Delhi, on the topic, “Trademark Search: India and Worldwide”. The talk initially focused on the basics of trademark law followed by the importance and practical aspects of Trademark Searches in India and abroad.
TIFAC, an acronym for Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council is an autonomous organization set up in 1988 under the Department of Science & Technology to look ahead in technologies, assess the technology trajectories, and support technology innovation by network actions in select technology areas of national importance. TIFAC continues to strive for technology development of the country by leveraging technology innovation through sustained and concerted programmes in close association with academia and industry.
As recently as last month, the Ministry of Women and Child Development awarded the Nari Shakti Puruskar to TIFAC on International Women’s Day for its work on KIRAN-IPR. KIRAN-IPR scheme is being implemented by the Patent Facilitating Center (PFC) of the TIFAC. It strives to recognize the contributions of women in the field of science and serves as a catalyst to encourage more women to seek a career in science and technology. About 400 women have already been trained under the scheme, out of which a total of 138 have cleared the Patent Agent Examination conducted by the Indian Patent Office.