On 19th April 2019, The Intellectual Property Rights cell (IPR cell) of Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) has been selected for the National Intellectual Property Award 2019 for its contributions in best facilitation for registration of Geographical Indications and promotion of registered GI in the country
i. This award comprising prize money of Rs1 lakh and will be presented in a function to be held in New Delhi on 26th April, World IP Day.
ii. The award was constituted by the Indian Intellectual Property Office under the central ministry of industry and commerce to confer the persons and organizations working in the field of patents, trademarks and Geographical Indications (GI).
iii. KAU IPR cell which is headed by Dr.C.R.Elsy had won special citation for GI-related activities from Controller of general patents, trademarks, and GIs in 2018 and also won the Plant Genome saviour awards in 2016.
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