Don’t miss your chance to apply for the Telangana State Intellectual Property Awards (TS-IPA) 2020!

Don’t miss your chance to apply for the Telangana State Intellectual Property Awards (TS-IPA) 2020!

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GlobalLinker Staff

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229 week ago — 4 min read

The Government of Telangana has announced that it is accepting applications for the Telangana State Intellectual Property Awards (TS-IPA) 2020!

Calling all businesses in Telangana State that have a Copyright, Trademark, Patent or Industrial Design Right they are proud of. With a trophy and a citation from the Government of Telangana (CII as a knowledge partner); TS-IPA recognizes companies, both large and small, within the state of Telangana which have successfully generated outstanding enterprise growth with a strong IP strategy. The purpose is to honour these companies that inspire others to seek new ways to grow their business by leveraging their Intellectual Property (IP).

Why should you apply?

Most business owners put a lot of time and effort into making their business successful and building its brand value. But this is a lengthy process that could take years! For all the hard work you've put into this, you deserve state-wide publicity to help you establish stronger credibility and take your business to the next level.

The prestigious awards will be presented to the winners by honourable Minister of Telangana Cabinet, Shri K.T. Rama Rao and Principal Secretary for Industries & Commerce, ITE & C department - Government of Telangana, along with other reputed jury members. This indeed is a wonderful opportunity to attract more eyes to your business and inspire other companies to seek new ways to leverage their IP.

What are the award categories?

The awards are available in 5 categories. Your business can apply for the one that describes your successes best!

  • PSU for Best IP Portfolio - Public sector enterprise/Companies owned by the union government of India or State Government of Telangana.

  • Large Entity for Best IP Portfolio - Applicants who are not in SME category will be considered under the ‘Large’ category.

  • Small & Medium Enterprise for Best IP Portfolio - SMEs with Udyog Aadhaar as evidence of registration under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

  • Academic Institution for Best IP Portfolio - Institution established by a Central, Provincial or State Act, which is owned or controlled by the Government

  • Startup for Best IP Portfolio - Startups with a certificate of recognition as a startup from the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) will be considered as Startup.

Meet your Jury Members!

  • Mr Jayesh Ranjan (IAS), Principal Secretary- Govt. of Telangana, Industries & Commerce, ITE & C Dept.
  • Mr Ramesh Datla, Co-Chairman - CII National Committee on Intellectual Property, Chairman - ELICO Ltd.
  • Dr. Ajit Rangnekar, Director General - Research & Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH)
  • Mr Ravi Narayan, CEO- T-Hub Hyderabad
  • Prof. B. S. Murty, Director - IIT – Hyderabad
  • Prof. P. J. Narayanan, Director - IIIT – Hyderabad
  • Prof. G. B. Reddy, Coordinator-UPE Centre for IPRs & Patent Facilitation Services, Osmania University

What are the judges looking for?

  • IP Portfolio of the company
  • Growth in IPR portfolio in the last 5 years. Numbers of IPRs filed/granted/registered in the last 5 years.
  • Leveraging of IPRs for achieving commercial goals (manufacturing, licensing of new products/processes associated with IPRs).
  • Efforts of the organization in inculcating IPR culture (R&D Budget, employment of Human Resource for R&D, partnership with other organization and universities, licensing from other sources, etc.)

Ready to get started? Share with us all the IPs you might have filled post 2015. You can list up to 100 IPs by simply entering your IP application numbers to nominate your business.

Click here to apply now! Last date to apply is 10 March 2020.

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