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About the IPR Chair

The Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) had established a Central Scheme of Intellectual Property Education, Research and Public Outreach (IPERPO) under which IPR Chairs were set up. After that Department for Promotion of Industries and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, launched a Scheme for Pedagogy & Research in IPRs for Holistic Education & Academia (SPRIHA) in the year 2016 under which IPR Chairs have been set up in select universities and academic institutes. This was in accordance National IPR Policy launched by the Government of India in 2016, which proclaims, as one of the objectives under section 7.2 as, “Strengthen IP Chairs in educational institutes of higher learning to provide quality teaching and research develop teaching capacity and curricula and evaluate their work on performance based criteria.”
NUJS Kolkata has been selected by the DPIIT as one of the 12 universities/organizations for setting up IPR Chairs in the country.
DPIIT has formulated the norms for establishing and functioning of the IPR Chair under SPRIHA. Accordingly, the University has appointed Dr. Pinaki Ghosh, Senior Adviser KPMG as IPR Chair Professor with effect from 25.09.2019.

Objectives and Functions

The objectives for creation and institution of IPR Chairs under SPRIHA are to encourage the study of, education in and research on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), as well as to promote outreach in IPRs, as elaborated below:




First Time in India Launched By WBNUJS

"National Geographical Indication Drive Mission"

Facilitated by MHRD IPR Chair WBNUJS

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GI Drive Mission Activities

GI Application filled by GI Drive Mission

Name of the product: Natungram wooden doll

Application No: 846
Date of filing: 04/03/2022

Brief description of product:

Natungram Wooden Dolls are a type of wooden doll, popular in India, especially in the Bardhaman District of West Bengal state. The art of making wooden dolls is an age-old practice in India and Natungram dolls are especially culturally relevant, associated directly with the goddess Lakshmi. Other examples of such dolls include the famous Gour-Nitai, Krishna dolls, and Royal couple dolls.
The artists of Natungram worked first in stone carving, with the patronage of the local Rajas of Bardhaman. However, after the fall of the Raj after the abolition of the Zamindari system in 1951, the craftsmen faced difficulties. Many left the stone carving industry and began crafting fine arts and wooden works – though numbers of carvers are declining again due to the inefficiency of wood carving in comparison to plastic and metal.
One of the common family names here is Sutra dhar due to the surname’s association with carpentry and woodcarving

Name of product: Santiniketan Batik

Application No: 865
Date of filing: 11/04/2022

Brief description of product:

Santinitekan Batik is an wax-resist dyening technique which was revived by Rabindranath Tagore, Pratima Devi and other associates from the Javanese counterpart. While batik art is known to have existed in ancient India, its practice declined over time, possibly due to the tedious methods involved in the waxing and dyeing. It was revived less than a hundred years ago, when Rabindranath Tagore travelled to Java (Indonesia) in 1927 and was fascinated with this exquisite dyeing technique. He brought back several pieces of the fabric with the hope of reviving this traditional technique in India. The study of batik was thus introduced at the Vishwa Bharati University in Shantiniketan. The technique evolved in the hands of the artists and craftsmen at the university, and from there it gradually spread across India. Further experimentation continues today, with the use of vegetable colours as natural dyes to reduce costs and create environment-friendly methods of production. In addition to cotton and silk fabrics, batik work is also done on leather goods in Shantiniketan. The leather bags, clutches, file-covers and wallets embossed with colourful batik patterns are among the famous exports of the region.

Name of the product: Kolkatti Jewellary

Application No: 875
Date of filing: 19/04/2022

Brief description of product:

Gold holds tremendous importance in Bengali traditions and the practice of wearing gold jewellery on special occasions – including weddings, religious ceremonies, and important festivals such as Durga Puja and Kali Puja dates back centuries .

Kolkata jewellery holds cultural significance in Bengali culture. There is various type of traditional Bengali jewellery, namely Nath, Kaan Baala, Patti Haar, Jhumko, Tairaa, Chik, and Chur. They are also essential in Bengali Bridal jewellery.

The jewellery are made using pure gold of 22 carat and above. Kolkata Jewellery is hand crafted. Kolkata Jewellery is collection of Conventional and traditional ornaments.

The design includes nature elements like Pata necklace (Pata Har), Ful Bala , ; animals like Hati Mukh pola (Elephant face) , Harin Bala (Deer) , Mayur Kan (Peacock Earrings ) daily use product like Chata Angti ( Umbrella ring ), Belt Neckless , Dori Chain and other items like Skha Badhano , Sita Har , Mantasha etc

Name of the product: Lac of Purulia

Application No: 876
Date of filing: 19/04/2022

Brief description of product:

Lac is cultivated in the south west parts of West Bengal. Purulia district, in particular, has a long history of socio-cultural revolution. In different ancient Indian literatures this land was referred as Bajrabhumi, Shumbho Bhumi, Shikhar Bhum, Radha, Manbhumi etc. Purulia has its boundaries on the east with Jhargram (western part of erstwhile Medinipur district) and Bankura district of West Bengal; on the north with the Paschim Burdwan district of West Bengal and Dhanbad district of Jharkhand; on the north with west – west and south-west with Hazaribagh, Ranchi and East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand.

Lac belongs to the category of Minor forest Produces (MFPs). A significant number of farmers are dependent on lac cultivation for their livelihood resources. To the small and marginal farmers in the district lac is regarded as an important source of cash flow. The main two purposes which can be identified behind Lac cultivation are making it a family occupation and commercial marketing. The unique characteristics of Purulia Lac that distinguish it from that of other states of the country are as follows: Button lac and Shellac of Purulia is traditionally hand-made and the processing is simple in order to keep this insect resin as natural as possible.

Name of the product: Begampuri Cotton Handloom Saree

Application No: 877
Date of filing: 19/04/2022

Brief description of product:

Begampur is a small but well known village in Chanditala II block, Hooghly district in West Bengal. It is 30 K.M away from Kolkata and well connected by road and rail.

Handloom weaving is the main occupation of the residents of this village. The number of handloom weavers has dwindled from about 4000 in last decade to about approximately 2000 now, due to migration to other profession.

For a long time handloom weavers were producing a well-known sari variety, locally known as ‘matapar’ saris which means simple border without any ornamentation, woven with coarser cotton yarn (40s x 40s & 40s x60s ). These cheaper variety saris are mainly of coloured stripes and check patterns and with designs in the borders.

Begampuri sarees are woven in balanced texture with contrasting borders in red, black, purple, orange etc., emphasized by a serrated edge motif. Narrow to broader borders are woven with designs of variety of stripes and figured motifs using dyed cotton yarn. These broad borders known as ‘maathapaar’ or ‘Beluaaripaar’ were often in two colours- such as black and red with a compact weave thus making it more hardy.

Begampuri Saree can be distinguished by the presence of designs and ‘chiur’ (designs made by wooden pattayas) technique of weaving in some varieties. Contrast colours are usually arranged in body and borders. 

Name of product: Shantiniketan Ektara

Application No: 908
Date of filing: 21/06/2022

Brief description of product:

Ektara literally ―one-string‖, also called iktar, ektar, yak-taro, gopichand, gopichant, gopijiantra, tun tuna) is a one-string instrument most often used in traditional music from Bangladesh, India, Egypt, and Pakistan. The Ektara (ek, one + tara, string) is an important symbol of the folk traditions of rural Bengal, which has been made popular by the Baul and Fakiri singers, who use it as their main musical accompaniment, to spread their message of love and universal brotherhood. The word Ektara is derived from two words, Ek meaning ―one‖ and tara meaning ―string‖. It is thus a one-stringed musical instrument that can produce a wide variety of tunes and melodies. The body of the Ektara is made from the shell of bottle gourd, wood apple, coconut, etc. Ektaras made from wood apple shell or coconut shell are comparatively smaller in size compared to those made from bottle gourd shell. The bowl of the instrument is covered with skin and fixed to a prepared bamboo, approximately three feet long. The string, usually made of steel, is attached to the bottom of the bowl, and to a wooden knob at the other end, called the Kaan (ear). The Ektara is usually held in the right hand, and played with the right forefinger.1 The string is tighten or loosened by turning the knob. Bauls usually hold the ektara close to the ear and strum upon it while singing. The electric ski is also known as an ‘ektara’, named after the single-stringed instrument, or mon- ochord, designed by Harry Partch.

Name of product: Kakhra Pithe and Gargare Pithe

Application No: 937
Date of filing: 10/08/2022

Brief description of product:

According to the Bengali dictionary of Haricharan Bandyopadhyay, the stomach-satisfying dessert made of rice powder, paste of pulses, molasses and coconut is called ‘pitha’.1 Pithas are a variety of food similar to pancakes, dumplings or fritters, originating from Indian Subcontinent, common in India. Pithas can be sweet or savory and usually made from a dough or batter, which is then steamed, fried in ghee or oil, slow roasted over fire, baked or cooked on a griddle. Pitha is especially popular in the eastern Indian State of West Bengal. In West Bengal, Pithas are special delicacies in home and are considered as festive food and often made during special occasions and festivals. Pithas are also routinely prepared and served in homes in normal days.

Name of product: Khalsi Honey of Sundarban

Application No: 942
Date of filing: 17/08/2022

Brief description of product:

Honey is the natures blessing to the mankind. In Ayurveda it is described as Amrutha on the Earth. The utilization of natural honey as food and medicine by mankind has been alive from times immemorial. In fact, records have shown that raw honey is the most ancient sweetener, and was noted to have been in using all round the world several millions ago. Natural honey (NH) is a sweet, flavourful liquid food of high nutritional value with enormous health gain. Natural honey is widely embraced by all ages, and its use transcends the barriers of culture and ethnicity. Honey is the best known primary products of beekeeping. It is the most wonderful gift of god and Mother Nature to mankind. Honey is a sweet liquid gathered by honeybees from nectar or other secretions of plants which they transform by addition of enzymes and evaporation of water in it.

Name of product: Janai Monohara

Application No: 990
Date of filing: 20/09/2022

Brief description of product:

Sweets is an integral part of all social and family events – be it a celebration (birth, thread ceremony, wedding, get-together etc) or observing death rituals, puja, guests – the list is endless. Each sweetmeat has its own history and Bengali ‘mishti’ (sweet) aficionados love to relate myriad stories about the origin of a particular sweet to anyone willing to lend a patient ear. The moiras or sweet makers of Janai are very possessive of the exact recipe for the Bengali sweets. Narayan Chandra das’s son (who is the present representative of Kamal Moira’s sweet shop) said “the Monohara was made around 200 years back. Janai has been making Monohara which are unique in creation and taste”. Thus, no wonder that businessmen and administrators of the area are now claiming geographical indication (GI) of the creation.

Monohara is a flavorful dessert that looks like small pieces of sweet with a hard coating. It is made from cottage cheese (also known as chhana in Bangla), khoya and sugar. Basically it is a soft sandesh which is dipped in sugar syrup and once cooled; it forms a hard coating on top .For this sugar syrup coating the shelf life of the sweet increases. Normal sandesh can be stored for 1-2 days but this sweet can be stored 5-7 days without refrigeration.

Name of the product: Bengal Singing Bowl

Application No: 991
Date of filing: 20/09/2022

Brief description of product:

A Bengal singing Bowl is a metallic bowl made from special alloy. It is also called the DhwaniPatra- a resonance bowl, in Sanskrit and Nepali. Bengal singing bowls can be made by brush, bronze or Bell metal. But it is important to know that a good singing bowl is made of very high quality bronze. This bowl produced sound and vibration whenever we rub its side or its rib using some kind of special wooden sticks coated with velvet or leather. Probably because of its simplicity and the pleasing environment it organically creates with its rich harmonic tones and vibrations, the instrument got its name as the Singing Bowl. Bengal singing bowls are available in numerous shapes, sizes, weights and qualities. Quality of the bowl can be analysis by the longevity of the sound and vibration. It has a long history of existence in the world but it became popular from 1990s by the hand of Peter Hess. Peter Hess noticed such kind of bowls first time in the year of 1984 when he visited to India. These bowls are quite different from the traditional metal bowls although the manufacturing process is quite same. This bowl is mainly use in medical healing, therapy, meditation and sound massage purposes whereas the others normal bowls are use in domestic and religious purpose. In European countries it is believed that singing bowl brings happiness and peace in home. In large hotels and restaurants singing bowls is also used for beauty purpose. Besides theses it is also use in the modern music sector.

Name of product: Ashapur Brinjal

Application No: 992
Date of filing: 21/09/2022

Brief description of product:

The Brinjal plant is a frost-tender, heat-loving, branching bushy plant with thick, woody stems. The green to olive green leaves is large, lobed, and alternate with the underside typically covered with spiny fuzz which makes the plant a bushy herb. Brinjal flowers are star-shaped in various shades of purple and usually form on opposite leaves as either solitary blooms or grouped in clusters of two or more. They are perfect and primarily self-pollinating. Ashapur brinjal is pulpy in consistency having less number of seeds which brings down a different nature and taste to it. The Brinjal of Ashapur is green in colour which is identical to the others. It is sweet in taste and is available seasonally preferably during the winter seasons.

Name of product: Shantiniketan Alpona

Application No: 993
Date of filing: 27/09/2022

Brief description of product:

Alpana or alpona (Bengali: আলপনা) is a Bengali folk art style, traditionally practiced by women, and consisting of coloured motifs, patterns, and symbols that are painted on floors and walls with paints made from rice flour, on religious occasions. It is common to the Bengal region in India. Amongst Hindu families, alpanas may contain religious motifs with symbolic designs that relate to religious austerity, festivals, and specific deities. Amongst Santal tribal communities, alpanas often contain geometric or symbolic patterns drawn from nature. Although traditionally the domain of rural women, Alpana motifs have been very influential in modern Indian art, and are incorporated into the works of artists such as Jamini Roy, Abanindranath Tagore, Devi Prasad, and in the early illustrations of film-maker Satyajit Ray. In contemporary Bengal, alpanas are created as part of religious festivals such as the Durga puja, in public and private spaces.

Name of product: Conch Shell Craft

Application No: 1017
Date of filing: 06/01/2023

Brief description of product:

The empathy for conch has been eternally in craze since the Vedic age when human psyche realized an utter zeal for a philosophical and psychological uplift. The Conch shell is regarded as an inevitable instrument for performing the religious rites in many of the countries and occasionally it is blown to drive away evil spirits ensuing many of the religions. Traditionally, it represents the Indian marriage ideogram which has a greater value and ingeritance.
Bankura, with a treasure of an extreme passion for beauty and elegance, holds a distinct position in conch shell craft among all the conch carver communities all over India. These conch carving devotees have spent the whole of their lives creating astonishing designs on the shells. Either they have played up fabulous images of deities like Durga, Laxmi, Sri Krishna on each and every shell or they have put down an entire episode from an epic or a mythological story instead of a single motif. They also introduce floral or ornamental patterns for ornamentation with same dexterity. This craft of conch is undeniably a precious one and conveys Bengal’s heritage for its perception of beauty.

Name of product: Beliatore Mecha Sandesh

Application No: 1018
Date of filing: 06/01/2023

Brief description of product:

When it comes to sweet delicacies, none can beat Bengalis. Beliatore’s delicacy Mecha Sandesh is an exception and it is an outstanding Sandesh that is still made from ‘kheer’ and ‘chhana’ and rules the sweet kingdom. Not just that, the historical anecdotes related to this sweet maker’s creation is simply fascinating.
In it that the mecha is mainly made of besan that can be taken by a wide range of people even non lactose tolerant people along with its sugar coating which gives it a longer shelf life.The taste of besan mixed with sugar gives it an enhance in taste as well as glance.

Name of product: Nawabganj’s Brinjal

Application No: 1041
Date of filing: 06/01/2023

Brief description of product:

The brinjal plant is a heat-loving, frost-sensitive bushy plant that branches out and has stems that are thick and woody. Large, lobed leaves that alternate with one another and range in colour from green to olive green are characteristic of this bushy herb. The undersides of the leaves are often covered in spiky fuzz. The flowers of the brinjal plant have the appearance of a star and come in a variety of hues of purple. They typically form on the opposite sides of the leaves of the plant, either singly or in clusters of two or more. They are flawless and, for the most part, capable of pollinating themselves. The Nawabganj brinjal has a texture that is entirely pulpy, and it contains very less seeds. This gives it a distinctively unusual character and flavour. The brinjal from Nawabganj has the same typical green colour as the brinjal from other regions. It has a flavour similar to sugar and is only available.

Name of product: Murshidabad Silk

Application No: 1044
Date of filing: 13/01/2023

Brief description of product:

Murshidabad is famous for its historical remains and its ancestorial upbringings. Murshidabad have a great background of Emperial rules and has many traditional aspects for such. It is famous for its traditional hand works like Silk. Silk is cultivated at a very wide range and have different types of products which is known worldwide. The traditional hand practices of silk cultivation and the rearing of silk from raw silk cocoon make it more diligent and famous. The uniqueness in designs, patterns, quality and variants of the product exhibits Murshidabad Silk to be known as Silk Capital of India and marks its prominence worldwide.

Professional Certificate Course



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Date: 14th February to 18th February 2022

Overview of the Course

This professional certificate training course on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and IPR provides a thorough grounding in the field of intellectual property law, including areas such as start-ups, Innovation, copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets. The programme introduces the participants to the theory and practical implementation of entrepreneurship. The emphasis is on the different stages related to the entrepreneurial process through theoretical exploration, case studies, interaction, practical insights, online simulation, and interdisciplinary due diligence sessions in law, human resource, operations, economics, tax, IT, and technology, with a motive to expose the participants to the problems, issues, and challenges of starting a new entrepreneurial venture with intellectual property support.

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