Srinagar: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir organised a three-day online training programme on intellectual property rights in agriculture.
The training was organised by the university’s Faculty of Agriculture, Wadura campus, under the World Bank-ICAR funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) for the institutional development of SKUAST-K, to mark the World Intellectual Property Day 2021 from April 26-28.
The aim of the training titled, ‘Importance of Intellectual Property in Agriculture’ was to aware the students and the faculty about various aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, World Trade Organization (WTO) trade-related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, National Intellectual Property Rights policy, filing of patents, protection of plant varieties and Farmers Right Act. etc
The online workshop was inaugurated by Prof Azmat Alam Khan, Associate Director Research SKUAST-K. The event commenced with the lecture by organizing secretary Prof. Raihana Habib Kanth, Chief Scientist and Nodal officer, NISF. She briefed about the history and the importance of the IP day, various Intellectual Property Rights and discussed the case studies of patents of Basmati, Neem, Turmeric, Saffron. She also informed about the advantages of getting the GI tag to Kashmir saffron. Dr Khurshid A Bhat, Assistant professor FoA, Wadura gave a detailed presentation about the procedure of filing patents.