Encouraged by the resounding success of the Geographical Indications (GI) Clinic at Lakhimpur on 17 March, 2015 in which 92 stakeholders were assisted to get registered as “Authorised User” of the GI Muga Silk of Assam, TUIPR Cell organised the second camp at Dhakuakhana 30th April, 2016. In this second camp, 146 more “Authorised User” applications were processed for the Muga Stakeholders. Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC), the Registered Proprietor of the GI, and the Dibrugarh University collaborated in the Camp. In this camp, participants of the earlier GI Clinic in Lakhimpur received their “Authorised User” certificates from Mr. C.G. Naidu, Assistant Registrar of Trademarks, GI Office, Chennai.
The 16th World Intellectual Property Day was celebrated in the Tezpur University Campus on 26th of April, 2016. The theme of this year’s celebrations as declared by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) was "Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined". This annual event in the campus was aimed at enhancing IPR Awareness and encouraging the University fraternity to involve themselves in creative activities for betterment of our world. The celebrations included IP Day Quiz, IP Day talk, Best Innovative Idea Competition and Best Slogan Writing Competition. IP Day Talk was delivered by Professor Dhruba Kumar Bhattacharya , Dean Academics, Tezpur University. He enlightened the audience with a very informative and interesting talk on “Internet Security”. He outlined the common threats in the digital platform and illustrated how networks and computer systems can be compromised. He further elaborated on information security measures to prevent a variety of cyber attacks. The speaker also touched on the Copyright issues in Digital Media.
World IP Day, 2015 was celebrated in the Campus with a Quiz programme on IPR with a theme “Get up, stand up for music” on 26th of April. Students from various departments in the university took part in this programme. Twenty-two teams were formed for the intense quiz sessions. Mr. Asutosh Das the veteran student quiz master in Tezpur Campus conducted the in two phases in his own inimitable style. 26 April, 2015 being Sunday, the celebrations continued on 29th of April (Tuesday) which incidentally coincided with visit of the European Union delegation to Tezpur University. A special talk on Intellectual Property was delivered by the Head of the European Union delegation, Mr. Denis Dambois. The celebrations concluded with prize distribution to the winners of the IP Day Quiz. Some of the potential users (GI applicants) from remote Laluk (Lakhimpur District, Assam) were invited to the university to showcase their products before the EU delegation in the exhibition-cum-sale.