Introduction

With financial support and guidance of Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India a Patent Information Centre - Mizoram was established during the year 2010-11 to foster, create awareness and promote Intellectual Property Rights and its management in the state.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is a collective term which includes :- Patent, Trade Marks, Geographical Indications, Copyrights, Designs Layout design of Integrated Circuits, Plant Variety Protection & Farmer's Rights and Trade Secrets.

General meaning in Mizo (Vernacular) language

Patent : Patent awmzia chu thil thar siam chhuaktu hnenah a thil siamchhuah thar achunga neitu nihna - a hman leh hralh thuah te, a siamchhuah dan chungchangah te sorkarin thuneihna a pek hi a ni. Hei hian a tum ber chu thil siamchhuaktu chuan a thil siamchhuah chu midangten a rûk a râla an hman sak theih loh nân te leh a thil siam chhuah atanga hlawkna te chu amahin a hmuh theihna’n te a ni ber. Eng thil pawh patent tura tih te chu thil thar leh tangkai an ni tur a ni.

Copyright : Copyright hi miten an duh duh a midangte thil ziah sa lehkhabu te, drama te, film te, thlalak leh thil dang tam tak te an lo siam chhawn ve emaw an hralh ve theih lohna atana invenna a ni. India rama Copyright danin a huam te chu ziaka thil dah chi lehkhabu te, drama te, zai leh rimawi lam thu leh sound recording te, milem leh thlalak lam (artistic work) te, sound track leh film te bakah computer programme leh software te pawh an tel a ni.

Design : Bungrua engpawh hi a hmanna leh man inang rau rauah a hmelhmang lan dan (design) nalh bik chu miten an duh bik thin a, chungte chu Design Act hnuaiah humhim theih a ni a. Design te hi register hun atanga kum 15 a nung thin a ni.

Trade Mark : Trade mark chu ‘sign’ chi khat a ni a, chu sign chuan a chuanna bungrua te kha a siamchhuaktu emaw a neitute tâ a ni tih a târlang thin. Trade mark chu thu emaw, hming emaw, number emaw, symbol emaw, lemziak emaw thil dang chi hrang hrang ang chi te a ni thei. Entirna’n TATA, BATA, Dabur, Park Avenue tih ang chi te.

Geographical Indication (GI) : Thil siam chhuah emaw thar chhuah emaw te hming hi an lo siam chhuahna emaw thar chhuahna ram emaw hmun atanga lo chhuak ngei an ni tih finfiah theihna atan GI hi register thin a ni. Kan hriat lar tak Darjeeling tea te, Champagne Wine, Scotch Whisky te hi GI chi khat an ni.

Activities : Organising of Workshop, Creation of Awareness, Facilitate filing of various IPRs

IPR Cells : Six IPR Cells have been set up, viz. Mizoram University IPR Cell, Pachhunga University College IPR Cell, Govt. Lunglei College IPR Cell, Govt. Zirtiri Residential Science College IPR Cell, ICFAI University Mizoram IPR Cell, NIELIT Mizoram IPR Cell.