The Ramaiah College of Law, Intellectual Property Committee works under the aegis of Ramaiah Intellectual Property Rights Cell (RIPRC). The IP Committee deals with the events conducted within the law college and also engages students via internship in various consultation projects forwarded by the RIPRC.
Ramaiah Intellectual Property Rights Cell (RIPRC) is established in collaboration with the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) for creating awareness and for management of intellectual property (IP) among the Institutions under the Gokula Education Foundation (Medical), Gokula Education Foundation (Eng. & G.Sc.) and Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences. It is the premier facilitator in research and dissemination of knowledge in the area related to IPR for Ramaiah Group of institutions. Apart from the in- situ management of intellectual property, RIPRC has the responsibility to provide legal awareness and assistance to the public with regard to various aspects of intellectual property. The cell also conducts research and extension activities concerning various dimensions of intellectual property, individually and in association with various governmental and non-governmental agencies. It also provides legal aid regarding intellectual property to marginalized communities/ Start-Up ventures/ Micro Small and Medium Enterprises
Ramaiah College of Law has been designated as the Nodal agency for RIPRC. The RCL IP Committee provides all the necessary support in the day to day activities of the RIPRC.
Please visit https://www.riprc.in/ for more details.
COMPOSITION (FACULTY COORDINATORS & MEMBERS)
The composition of the IP Committee is as follows:
- Ms. Sangeeta Murali - Assistant Professor of Law & Coordinator, Ramaiah Intellectual Property Cell (RIPRC)
- Ms. Nilima Panda - Assistant Professor of Law & Coordinator, IPR Committee, RCL
- Ms. Anurupa Chetia- Assistant Professor of Law & Member, IPR Committee, RCL
- Mr. Manohar L Bhat, Assistant Professor of Law & Member, IPR Committee, RCL
EVENTS AND PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN
- A study into the feasibility of applying for Geographical Indication tag for Mysore Pak (Commissioned by Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre, Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Karnataka). The Report was submitted in the month of March, 2021.
- Short summary: This report is based on the research done on the subject matter of analysing the feasibility of Geographical Indication tag for Mysore Pak and the trend of food stuffs that got GI including how the officials have accepted or rejected the geographical indication tag for food stuffs. This report also analysed historical origin, uniqueness, special characteristics, geographical area of the authentic Mysore Pak.
- Pro bono consultation of ‘Patteda Anchu’ sarees for registration as a Geographical Indication in Class 25 is ongoing.
- Pro bono consultation of ‘Melkote Panche’ for registration as a Geographical Indication in Class 25 is ongoing.
- RIPRC’s faculty members were invited as Resource Persons on an awareness programme on IPR conducted by Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce on the topic- “An overview of IPR regime in India for the Academia” for the faculties and students of Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce on 11th February 2021 Short summary: Intellectual Property Rights have various verticals including patent, trademark, design and copyright, where some aspects are more talked about in the academic community than others. The foundational awareness regarding the rights of a creator needs to be developed in the academic institutions. The need to understand the importance of IPRs has increased, as countries turn to innovation and creativity for sustainable development. The academic community needs a higher level of sensitisation and exposure to patenting and technology commercialisation. All academic and research institutions should also develop in-house expertise for assessment and filing of provisional patent applications as well as commercialisation of patented technologies. In this awareness programme, the speakers tried to address the fundamentals of IPR across different disciplines.