News and Press Release - Dated:- 16-5-2018 - The Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Suresh Prabhu launched the Intellectual Property (IP) mascot - IP Nani - at the conference on National Intellectual Property Rights Policy in New Delhi today. An anti-piracy video featuring Mr. Amitabh Bachchan was also launched by the Minister at the event. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that protection of Intellectual Property Rights is critical for building a knowledge based society. Minister further said that mere legal provisions are not sufficient for protection of Intellectual Property Rights but their strict implementation is equally required. Piracy is a serious crime which should not go unpunished. Minister also called for creating awareness against stealing Intellectual Property Rights and stressed on the need for participation of society in the effort. Mascot IP Nani is a tech-savvy grandmother who helps the government and enforcement agencies in comb

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