SME WORLD Bureau
iPleaders, an Indian legal education startup in joint venture with Progia LLC, a New Jersey, US based education technology company has launched a course on IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) for NIESBUD, an apex institute in the area of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises , Government of India.
NIESBUD is an apex Institute in the area of entrepreneurship and small business development under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India. The basic objects for which the institute has been established are: promotion and development of micro, small and medium enterprises including enhancement of their competitiveness through various activities. The Institute has conducted a total of 9,822 different training programmes covering 2,54,289 participants which includes 163 International training programmes with 2,586 participants from more than 125 countries till 31st March 2014.
Shrawani Srivastava, Senior Consultant, NIESBUD, said, “There is very little awareness among Indian businessmen and entrepreneurs about IP laws. Our goal was to launch a course that will be an easy and reliable solution that all entrepreneurs can turn to. After several months of hard work, we have now launched a simple, easy to understand course that explains concepts like patent, trademark and copyrights in a way that a person without any legal or technical background can learn and apply in day-to-day business.”
Navin Pathak, who handles Progia's India business from New Jersey and frequently travels across India advocating open learnwares, said, “Online delivery of a course like this was made possible through some major technological breakthrough that we achieved over the last couple of years. We have been working on this IPR course since 2013 and very happy to see it launched finally. Adoption of cutting edge online education technology by NIESBUD will help thousands of small businesses in India.”
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