The WTO & IPR Relay Cell, hitherto with the Karnataka Council for Technological Upgradation (KCTU) has been transferred to the VTPC, vide a Government Order in December 2012. The primary functions of the Cell encompass:

Stakeholder interactions on contemporary topics having broad ramifications on WTO issues WTO training and sensitisation programs for academia, industry and government
Suggestions and inputs to industry and trade through

    * Periodic, need based and vital market research and surveys
    * Launch of WTO specific newsletter in prospect
    * Compliance with the global standards prescribed under the WTO
    * Single window liaison agency
Credible and extensive database on WTO and its implications for sectors/sub sectors, products and processes
Chart action plan on the suggestions of the Task Force on IP Policy Guidance on IP Creation, IP Protection, IP Commercialisation and IP Enforcement
Pool of Subject Matter Experts to guide on key topics and issues in the WTO and IPR landscape

WTO & IPR Programs for the year 2016