Department of Botany, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi in association with Singh & Associates, Founder: Manoj K. Singh, Advocates and Solicitors organized a "National Workshop On Intellectual Property Rights (IPR): Current Status And Future Prospects" on 3rd October, 2018 at Maitreyi College, University of Delhi. The workshop aimed at facilitating knowledge sharing and raising IPR awareness among the participants on the current status and future prospects of Intellectual Property Rights. Besides this, the workshop also envisioned to inspire students and research scholars to benefit from the IPR rights.

The workshop opened with a welcome address by Dr. Haritma Chopra, Principal of Maitreyi College, University of Delhi. The program had various interactive sessions on Patents & Information Technology Based Intellectual Property Rights, Industrial Design and Biotechnology Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Plant Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property Rights. The technical presentations analyzed in detail about the different IPR rights including Patent, Design, Trademark, Copyright and Plant Varieties Act. Apart from the technical presentations, there were hands-on session on Patent & Trademark searches and live demonstration of e-filing system in India for Patent filings.

The participants at the workshop comprised graduation students, research scholars, guest faculties from the reputed institutions across the country and faculty members of Department of Botany, Maitreyi College, who were also the organizers of the workshop.

The key speakers presenting the sessions on different topics were Mr. Shrimant Singh, Senior Principal Associate, Singh & Associates, Ms. Suchi Rai, Senior Principal Associate, Singh & Associates and Dr. Arun Kumar Maurya, Assistant Professor, CCS University, Meerut, U.P.

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