Under the aegis of Chhattisgarh Council of Science & Technology, a Patent Facilitation Centre has been recently established in the capital city of Raipur. The center had been established to assist researchers of educational and industrial institutions of the State to apply for Patents for their novel and innovative research outcomes.
In addition to the above, the Centre shall also help in filing for Copyright, Trademark, Design, Geographical Indicators and other forms of Intellectual Properties. As of today, the Centre is receiving an exceptional response from institutions and the number of patent filings has increased in recent past, officials informed.
The United Nations (UN) has joined hands with the State and decided to further institute a Technology Innovation Laboratory in Naya Raipur.
The Chhattisgarh Government is also setting up a ‘Centre of Excellence on Innovation and Technology in Education’ to manage the execution of Virtual Education Scheme with funding support from MEITY, Government of India.
Source – http://www.indiareporting.in/raipur-patent-facilitation-centre-for-protecting-intellectual-property-rights-of-innovators-of-the-state/