Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer facilitates and manages the Intellectual Property activities of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. FITT receives the information, carries out analysis and due diligence and processes the invention disclosures for formal IP registration, as per IIT Delhi norms. The actual filings, prosecution and processing are however outsourced to professional IP law firms.
All Intellectual Property(IP) generated at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) can be protected in form of patents, copyright, designs and trademarks. Each of these differ from one another on basis of scope of protection.
Patent is a right conferred by Government of a Country for an invention to an inventor to exclude all others from making, using, or selling the invention within the territories of the Country, for a period of 20 years from the date of filing patent application.
Copyright is an exclusive right given to the creator to reproduce the work, prepare derivative works, distribute by sale or otherwise, and display or perform the work publicly.
A trademark is a word, name, symbol or device or any combination used by an organization or person to identify and distinguish its products from products of others. A trademark has a term of 10 years and is renewable.
An industrial design is a design which means only the features of shape, configuration, pattern, ornament or composition of lines or colours applied to any article whether in 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 finished article appeal to and are judged solely by the eye, but does not include any mode or principle of construction or anything which is in substance a mere mechanical device, and does not include any trademark
Differences between types of IP:
|Protects||Technology, product or process or both||Logo, phrase||Literary work, software||Aesthetic look of product|
|Criteria||Novel, non-obvious & industrial application||Distinctive and non-deceptive||Original||New & original|
|Term||20 Years||10 Years||AGE + 50/60 Years||10 Years +5 Years|
Case processed for necessary approvals by the Competent Authority
For filing Foreign IP/PCT, the cases have to be recommended by expert committee.
Application prosecuted till grant/registration by seeking timely inputs from the inventors
Upon grant/registration, case maintained further based on its merit, commercial potential etc.
Disclosure forms for filing a Patent / Trademark/ Design and Copyright application through FITT:
In case, an IP has been filed without FITT’s involvement (directly by faculty member or by associated organizations), the information for the same has to be provided for Institute records (Please click here – Link to document for download)
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