The DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) on October 14th, 2019 launched an Application and website L2Pro (Learn to Protect, Secure and Maximize Your Innovation) on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).

The website and app has been developed by Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM)-DPIIT in collaboration with Qualcomm and National Law University (NLU), Delhi.

On the event of launch of the Mobile Application, the Secretary, DPIIT has remarked that modules of this e-learning platform- L2Pro India IP e-learning Platform and the L2Pro India Mobile App] will aid and enable youth, innovators, entrepreneurs and small and medium industries (SMEs) in understanding IPRs for their ownership and protection, integrate IP into business models and obtain value for their R&D efforts.

Speaking on this occasion, Secretary DPIIT said that L2Pro has been successfully implemented in Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and France and the learning app has been customized for India in order to ensure that innovation which is fundamental to start-ups are protected. Reportedly, the L2Pro India IP e-learning platform will have 11 modules for three different levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced and each module will comprise of e-text for understanding concepts, short animated videos of the concepts, links to additional resources on the subject and quizzes for assessment and grading the learner’s knowledge and understanding of the subject.

The present initiative by the Government to sensitize the benefits of IPR amongst start-ups and SMEs is a commendable one. Innovations and creations of mind whether in the form of patent, trademark or copyright is a valuable asset for any entity and hence should be adequately protected.