Welcome to Centre for Intellectual Property Rights
Intellectual property means the legal rights which result from intellectual
activity in the industrial, scientific, literary and artistic fields. Countries have laws to
protect intellectual property for two main reasons. One is to give statutory
expression to the moral and economic rights of creators in their creations and the
rights of the public in access to those creations. The second is to promote, as a
deliberate act of Government policy, creativity and the dissemination and
application of its results and to encourage fair trading which would contribute to
economic and social development.
The patent cell was established in Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai in
the year of 2009 as a Nodal Office for Tamil Nadu Technology Development and
Promotion Centre (TNTDPC). The aim of this patent cell is to coordinate between
the University and the council head quarters.
At present, Vice Chancellor, has upgraded the
Patent cell into Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR) to enhance the
functioning. CIPR helps to indentify and to register the Intellectual Property Rights
(IP) for patents copyrights and to transfer technology to industries. For which IP
policy has been established.
CIPR encourages teachers of affiliated colleges also to utilize this facility.