The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights of the Anna University, Coimbatore has developed a trademark search engine.It was launched recently to mark the World Intellectual Property Day and was supported by the Department of Information Technology.
Vice-Chancellor, R. Radhakrishnan while launching the engine grieved about the lack of awareness about Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) among not only students but also the public.He insisted the students to file more number of patents, for the benefit of society and not for the sake of registration but for the sake of transferring technology.According to the Vice-Chancellor, "The main focus for the World Intellectual Property Organization was that he was keen on promoting green innovations as a key to a secure future.
Some of the recommendations mentioned were stimulating the creation, diffusion and application of clean technologies, promoting green design, creating products that were eco-friendly from conception to disposal and green branding.P. Achutha Rao, Chair Professor, P. Jindal Research Chair, National Institute of Design, Bangalore, also felt the need for innovations and patenting them.
He even gave an overview of the possible innovative models and their techniques.To encourage students, Mr. Radhakrishnan awarded certificate of appreciation to students and colleges who had registered for granting patents through the university.This, according to him would promote innovation and creativity among students.