National Intellectual Property Awards 2014
The objective of conferring the National Intellectual Property (IP) Awards is to recognize and reward creators/innovators of IP who have contributed to harnessing the country‟s intellectual capital and creating an eco-system that boosts creativity and innovation. The awards will be presented to the awardees at an event in Delhi, organized by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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National Intellectual Property Awards 2013
The objective of conferring the National Intellectual Property (IP) Awards is to recognize and
reward creators/innovators of IP who have contributed to harnessing the country‟s intellectual
capital and creating an eco-system that boosts creativity and innovation. The awards will be
presented to the awardees at an event in Delhi, organized by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO)
in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Categories of IP Awards (Patents, Trademarks & Design)
The awards are intended to encourage the innovation and management of intellectual property
portfolio in such a manner that it influences the success of a business, whether large or small, in
different industry segments. This year, following are the nine categories:
Top Indian Academic institution in Patent.
Top R & D institution in Healthcare.
iii. Top Indian Public Limited Company / Private Limited Company / Indian
subsidiary of a transnational corporation in Patent, for research and development
conducted in India and subsequent first filing in India for the said developed
iv. Top Indian Private Company (MSME) in Patent.
Top Individual in Patent.
vi. Top Organization in Trade Mark.
vii. Top Organization in Design.
viii. Top Individual in Design.
ix. Top Geographical Indication of Indian Origin
Each award will carry a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/- and a citation.
Note: The awardees of the National Intellectual Property Awards 2012 & 2013 are not eligible for
Broad parameters for selection
These awards will not be given solely on the basis of number of Intellectual Property Rights
registered/granted. The utilisation of such IPRs as a strategic tool in commerce & industry, along
with their contribution to the society at large, will be taken into consideration. For the purpose of
National IP Awards 2013, the performance in the last 5 years i.e. FY 2008-09 to 2012-13 will be
taken into consideration. For geographical indications, data pertaining to three before and after the
registration will be considered. The following parameters will be considered as relevant:
3.1 Number of IPRs granted / registered.
3.2 Growth in IPR portfolio in the last five years.
3.3 Leveraging of IPRs for achieving commercial goals (valuation, licensing, launching of new
products / processes associated with granted / registered IPRs).
3.4 Efforts for inculcating IPR culture (R&D budget, employment of human resources for R&D,
collaborations with industries and universities, licensing from other sources etc.)
3.5 Contribution towards humanity at large and towards the socio-economic development of the
3.6 In case of top GI of Indian origin, steps taken for promotion of the geographical indication,
number of GI authorized users applied / registered, contribution towards the socio-economic
development of the GI producers and other factors mentioned in the application form for this
purpose, will be considered.
Indian industry (micro, small, medium, large), both private and public sector, as well as firms and
societies, registered in India; Indian subsidiary of a transnational corporation; Indian Academic
and R&D institutions; and individuals who have IPRs granted / registered by the Indian
Intellectual Property Office, during the last five years financial years are eligible for applying for
Awardees will be selected by a jury comprising professionals from diverse fields such as:
Representative(s) of the Government of India.
How to Apply
Eligible applicants may file the Application in Annexure 1 along with Annexure(s) 2/3/4 (as
applicable). Application along with the applicable Annexures and supporting documents, complete
in all respects, is required to be sent to the following address so as to reach on or before 28th
“Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks
Boudhik Sampada Bhawan
S M Road, Antop Hill, Mumbai-400037.”
1. The application for awards mentioned in para 2(i to viii) shall be filed in Annexure-I,
which should be accompanied by the relevant Annexure i.e. Annexure-2, 3 or 4 as the
case may be.
2. The application for award mentioned in para 2(ix) shall be filed in Annexure-IA. For the
award „Top Geographical Indication of Indian Origin‟, the geographical indication should
have been registered by the Geographical Indications Registry, Chennai prior to 31st
3. If an applicant wishes to apply for more than one award, a separate application should be
filed for each award.
4. The application and the relevant annexures available on the webiste www.ipindia.nic.in
should be used by the applicants for the purpose of applying.
5. Soft copy of the application and the relevant annexures (in .doc or .docx format) should be
sent along with all supporting documents (in .pdf format) to email@example.com. This
should necessarily be followed by submission of physical copies at the aforementioned
6. It is clarified that the application (with annexures) is required to be submitted both in
electronic and in physical format before the last date, as elaborated above, and failure to
comply with this condition will result in rejection of the application.
7. The envelopes must be subscribed “National IP Awards 2014” and e-mail sent to the
above mentioned e-mail ID must have “National IP Awards 2014” as the subject line.
8. Applications incomplete in any respect or received after the last date will not be