This article explores a community IP right known as Geographical Indication. GIs are an IP Right that extend protection to mainly agricultural, natural or manufactured products such as handicrafts and industrial items produced in a certain geographical area. How can teachers get their students interested in GIs so that they get to know more about their country’s treasure trove?
Continuing our series on Intellectual Property Rights, this time, the author talks about how design can be the exclusive right of the creator. This means without the permission of the design owner, nobody can reproduce or create copies of the protected design.
In an age where the internet is a common feature, it has become more necessary than ever to protect our ideas and work lest someone else calls it their own. Make your students aware of copyright infringements when they do their school projects and also tell them how they can protect their own work from being stolen.
Having a science lab is an expensive proposition for most schools in India even today. But science is best learnt through observation, inquiry and experimentation. This is why micro-scale chemistry should be employed by more schools so that their students can carry out chemical experiments to learn better.
A trademark protects a company’s identity represented by its logo, slogan or symbol. It is therefore extremely important for a company. What are the other things that a trademark can protect? Did you know that companies could register smell, sound and shape as their trademark? How long can a company keep a trademark? Enter the fascinating world of trademarks through these really fun and exciting games.
Our students are always full of ideas, some quite brilliant actually. If built upon, these ideas can turn into solutions to problems like pollution, space management, depletion of natural resources, etc. As teachers/facilitators we must encourage our students to keep their ideas coming and tell them how they can patent their ideas and take them to fruition.
What is Intellectual Property and how necessary is it for children to not only be creative and innovative but also how they can protect their own creations and respect others’ IP.
Plagiarism, copyrights, intellectual property and patents. These are terms that young adults should be well aware of so that they don’t indulge in wrong practices and are confident enough about the protection of their creative ideas to develop them further. In order to familiarize students and help teachers further this knowledge, the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management has made available on its website several resources and material for free.
Most of us know that there is a slight difference when we use the words, ‘see’ and ‘look.’ We can look at many things but it may not register in our minds. But when we ‘see’, we are able to perceive by the eye. It is a conscious action. Seeing can happen in various ways depending on the viewer’s perspective. Several classroom activities can be designed around ‘seeing’ which can improve children’s observation. This article outlines one such activity.
Finding the right resource material is always a challenge. We either don’t find what we want or find material that does not suit us. This list of Indian reference books covering a wide range of subjects including math, language and art is therefore a very important one.