The government has formulated a scheme to increase awareness of intellectual property rights (IPRs) under which the DIPP would take several steps including organising 4,300 programmes in three years. The department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) created the "Scheme for IPR Awareness" under the mandate of the national IPR policy announced in 2016. The scheme targets to conduct IP awareness workshops/ seminars in collaboration with industry organisations, academic institutions and other stakeholders across the country. "These awareness programmes will be tailored for four categories - primary school, secondary school, university/ college and industry," DIPP has said in a statement. Ill effects of piracy and counterfeiting would also be highlighted in the workshops and seminars. "The duration of the scheme is for three years (April 2017 - March 2020).
It is envisaged that during the next three years, around 4,300 IPR awareness programmes will be conducted," it said.
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