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Start-ups Intellectual Property Protection (SIPP) scheme launched by Government of India, facilitates the start-ups to file applications for patents, designs and trademarks through registered facilitators in appropriate IP offices by paying only the statutory fees.

NRDC as a facilitator:


  • Providing general advisory on different intellectual property on pro bono basis
  • Providing information on protecting and promoting IPRs to startups in other countries on pro bono basis
  • Providing assistance in filing and disposal of the IP applications related to patents, trademarks and Design under relevant Acts at the national IP offices under the CGPDTM
  • Drafting provisional and complete patent specifications for inventions of start-ups
  • Preparing and filing responses to examination reports and other queries, notices or letters by the IP office
  • Appearing on behalf of start-up at hearings, as may be scheduled,
  • Contesting opposition, if any, by other parties, and
  • Ensuring final disposal of the IPR application.


NRDC has supported more than 14 start-ups under this scheme.