Intellectual Property Rights Cell (IPR Cell)
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli - 620 024
Tamil Nadu, India

Intellectual Property Cell

In a world increasingly propelled by technology, university research is the foundation of any nation's economic growth. University take concerted efforts to align its focus with the national goal of achieving technological self-reliance by encouraging interdisciplinary research and institutional collaborative research.

IPR cell adopt a sound IP strategy, to secure IPR for a large base of knowledgeable Faculty and highly talented Students in the University.Regular project and research activities of University having innovation potential. So,we are in the process of setting up structured processes to identify, facilitate and develop innovation.

In corporate organizations, almost always, there is an exclusive unit dedicated to strategizing on issues of IP. The motivation for this, of course, is to secure optimal commercial returns on the IP. However, the scenario is different in academic institutes such as ours. Here, the returns, in terms of goodwill and portfolio enhancement, are more important than commercial returns.

Research is believed in the Institute as practice of profession and not career. IPR cell is here to provide relevant, timely and targeted support to inventors in protecting their IPR and to boost confidence in generating IPR to make our Institute Self-Reliance in Finances


  • To create an awareness about IPR for faculties and students of the University
  • To conduct workshops, seminars and training course on IPR
  • To disseminate knowledge on patents, patent regime in India and abroad and registration aspects
  • To impart training on future endeavors regarding patent filing processes
  • To encourage faculty members and scholars to go for patentable works

A Primer on IIntellectual Property (IP)

Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind; such as designs, music, art, technological inventions and writing. It is the legal rights for intellectual activity undergone in the industrial, scientific, literary and artistic fields.

Types of IPR

A Patent is a statutory right for an invention granted for a limited period of time to the patentee by the government, in exchange of full disclosure of their invention for excluding others, from making, using, selling, importing the patented product or process for producing that product for those purposes without his consent

'Design' means only the features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament or composition of lines or colour or combination thereof applied to any article whether two dimensional or three dimensional or in both forms, by any industrial process or means, whether manual, mechanical or chemical, separate or combined, which in the finished article appeal to and are judged solely by the eye

A trademark is a visual symbol which may be a word signature, name, device, label, numerals or combination of colours used by one undertaking on goods or services or other articles of commerce to distinguish it from other similar goods or services originating from a different undertaking

Copyright is a right given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. In fact, it is a bundle of rights including, rights of reproduction, communication to the public, adaption and translation of the work. There could be slight variations in the composition of the rights depending on the work

 Geographical indications
Geographical indications of goods are defined as that aspect of industrial property which refer to the geographical indication referring to a country or to a place situated therein as being the country or place of origin of that product

 Plant variety protection
Protection granted for plant varieties, the rights of farmers and plant breeders and to encourage the development of new varieties of plants

 Semiconductor Integrated circuits layout - Design
Protection granted for layout design in semiconductor integrated circuit and for matters connected therewith

To know more on IP, kindly visit :  Cell for IPR promotion and Management (CIPAM)