One of the initiatives taken by the government is the Scheme for Facilitating Startups Intellectual Property Protection (SIPP), which was introduced in 2016 with the aim of facilitating the protection of Intellectual Property by Startups. Under the scheme, the facilitators are impaneled by CGPDTM (“Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks”), to assist the Startups in IPR related services.
The Scheme for Facilitating Startup Intellectual Property Protection (SIPP) was introduced to:
The following benefits can be provided by the “SIPP” scheme:
The Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks (CGPDTM) appoints and regulates the functioning of the facilitators. The list of facilitators may be revised by CGPDTM.
Where CGPDTM receives any complaint, it may remove the facilitator from the panel without giving prior notice.
Facilitators shall be responsible for:
As per Notice No. CG/F /SIPP Scheme/2020-21 / 237 dated 30th April 2020, the duration of the scheme has been extended to the Government of India for three years with effect from 01st April 2020 to 31st March 2023.