The Prime Minister launched the “Make in India” campaign on September 25, 2014, which is a national program designed to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development, protect intellectual property and build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure.
Through this campaign he appealed to the citizens of the world to manufacture in India and innovate more and more.
This campaign involves 25 ministries interested in promoting manufacturing such as heavy industries, telecom, power and others.
Since its launch, the campaign has become popular across the globe. It has gained popularity and drawn the attention of not only the manufacturers but also of the workers. The Government launched the campaign with a particular mark and logo. Now in order to prevent any unauthorized use of the “Make in India” word mark and logo, the government has applied for registration of the said trademark.
The Department of Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has recently filed a multi class (class 9,16,18,25,28,35,38,41 and 42) application to obtain registration of composite word mark and logo. The logo consists of a lion with “Make in India” printed on it. The application covers a broad range of goods and services like electronics, clothes and services concerning telecom, education, advertising etc. Interestingly, the official website,‘makeinindia.gov.in’, also has a disclaimer saying that, “Use of the ‘Make in India’ logo is strictly prohibited without permission of DIPP.”