Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM)”:
1. It is a professional body which ensures focused action on issues related to IPRs.
2. It works under Department of Science & Technology.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

A professional body under the aegis of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) which ensures focused action on issues related to IPRs and addresses the 7 identified objectives of the policy.  

  • CIPAM assists in simplifying and streamlining of IP processes, apart from undertaking steps for furthering IPR awareness, commercialization and enforcement.  
  • Simplifying and streamlining of IP processes by formulating and implementing a focused strategy for each policy objective 
  • Coordination with State level agencies and Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India, industry bodies as well as international agencies; IP cells to be set up 
  • IPR awareness campaign across the country in schools,colleges/universities and the industry 
  • Training and sensitization porgrammes for enforcement agencies and Judiciary; coordination for effective enforcement of IPR rights. 
  • Study and facilitate implementation of best practices for promotion and commercialization of IP within the country 

Source: ForumIAS factly