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Scheme for Strengthening of Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB)

Brief about the Scheme

Intellectual Property Appellate Board, a statutory body under DIPP established under the provisions of the Trade Marks Act on 15th September, 2003 in Chennai to hear appeals against the decisions of the Registrar of Trade Marks and Geographical Indications and Controller of Patents. A strong IPR regime could also influence the inflows of FDI, technology transfers and trade that may have a bearing on the growth of country. Hence, a strengthened IPAB will certainly directly contribute to the growth of a stronger IPR regime and indirectly in the growth of economic development. Since its establishment in 2003, work has increased manifold.

Detailed write-up :

  1. Scheme Objectives : The Scheme for strengthening of IPAB is aims at augmenting the capabilities of the IPAB with view to upgrade the infrastructure - physical and human resources of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) and build capacity in the judicial body to carry out its work which has been increasing at a considerable pace with substantial increase in the number of appeal, cases being filed over the decisions taken by the Office of the Controller General, Patents, Designs & Trademarks. Building of capacity in the institution is imperative for administration of the IP legal regimes envisaged under the Trade Marks Act, 1999, the Geographical Indications (Registration & Protection), Act, 1999 and the Patents Act, 1970 (as amended in 2005).

  2. Coverage & Eligibility:

    IPAB is located at Chennai and has all India coverage. IPAB also conducts circuit bench sittings at Delhi, Kolkata, Ahemdabad & Mumbai at regular intervals.

  3. Budget Availability/utilization since last 05 years: As Annexure ‘A’.

  4. Physical Progress against milestones till the end of pervious year (i.e. cumulative till 2015-16) and during the year 2016-17

  5. Salient Features in Bullet Form:

    • Construction of Permanent Building for IPAB at Chennai

    • Creation of additional posts for IPAB.

    • Setting of IT/Setting up of video conferencing to facilitate the IPAB to achieve the target in the disposal of TPR disputes.

  6. Implementing Agency: Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB)

  7. Monitoring and Review Mechanism:

    The IPAB shall monitor at least once a quarter, the progress of the project.

  8. Findings of Evaluation, if any: NO

  9. Scheme Guidelines (in searchable PDF/DOC) as amended up to 13.12.2016: NA

    Circular / Notifications / Orders with file name indicating subject line in a self-explanatory manner: NA

    ANNEXURE – ‘A’

    (In Rupees)

    Year

    Plan Allocation

    Plan Expenditure

    Non-Plan Allocation

    Non-Plan Expenditure

    2012-13

    NIL

    NIL

    3,05,00,000/-

    2,71,00,000/-

    2013-14

    10,00,000/-

    7,22,200/-

    3,21,00,000/-

    3,01,30,000/-

    2014-15

    4,00,00,000/-

    2,18,000/-

    5,57,00,000/-

    4,06,00,000/-

    2015-16

    2,00,00,000/-

    NIL

    5,59,00,000/-

    3,96,00,000/-

    Year 2016- 17(In Rupees)

    Year

    Plan Allocation

    Plan Expenditure

    Non-Plan Allocation

    Non-Plan Expenditure

    Q 1

    9,00,00,000/-

    NIL

    5,09,00,000/-

    1,01,53,405/-

    Q 2

    9,00,00,000/-

    NIL

    5,09,00,000/-

    95,91,791/-

    Q 3

    9,00,00,000/-

    14,20,400/-

    5,09,00,000/-

    1,14,28,155/-

    Q 4

    9,00,00,000/-

    18,86,221/-

    5,09,00,000/-

    1,14,28,155/-


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