Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre (IPFC) has been established by FICCI in association with Ministry of MSME, Government of India. The objective of the IP Facilitation Centre is to guide the MSMEs with regard to the utilization of IP tools and technologies for better management of their intellectual property-related needs. IPFC performs the hand holding task in assisting MSMEs to file applications for protection of their Intellectual Property.

IPFC is well-equipped to offer quality services in all areas of Intellectual Property Rights and comprises of technical and legal experts having extensive knowledge in this field. The Centre Provides the following services:

  • General Advisory

The Center provides general advisory on protection and filing of the IP applications, at appropriate national and international IP offices and also provides information on best IPR Practices.

  • Prior Art Search

The Facilitation Center will facilitate Prior Art Search to assess the patentability of an invention and will assist in conducting Freedom to Operate Search.

  • IP Applications Drafting & Filing

Facilitate drafting and filing of complete/ provisional specifications for inventions, applications for trademark, copyrights etc. in collaboration with experts and professionals.

  • Prosecution of Patent and Trademark Applications

The Center can assist in filing and prosecution of IP applications related to patents and trademarks.

The centre offers the IP services at more than 50 per cent discounted rates as compared to those available in the market directly from the experts.

For any information required / query you may contact FICCI- CMSME secretariat.