20 August 2021, New Delhi: UPL Ltd. global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions, today announced that it has received the prestigious National Intellectual Property Award for the year 2020 in the category “Top Public /Private Limited Company for Patents & Commercialization in India: Manufacturing Sector”. There were 11 categories of National IP Awards and the Honorable Minister of Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal presented the award at a virtual event on Tuesday, 17 August, 2021.
Additionally, the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) along with Intellectual Property Office, India have also conferred the “WIPO IP Enterprises Trophy” to UPL. Previously, UPL had won National IP Awards 2019 in the category of ‘Top Indian Company for Creating Global Brand’ and the ‘WIPO Users Trophy’.
National Intellectual Property (IP) Awards are conferred by the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM), Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, to outstanding innovators, organizations and companies in the field of patents, designs, trademarks and geographical indications.
Beaming with pride, Mr. Rajnikant Shroff, Chairman and Managing Director of UPL India said, “At UPL, we are proud to put farmers’ needs first and create products and services around their requirements. Our relentless focus on innovation has helped us to launch new products every year. UPL holds over 1,400 granted patents and has about 2,900 pending applications for inventions that satisfy farmers’ needs across geographies.”
UPL has upped the ante in India’s agriculture domain by continuously striving to make formulations and processes environmentally friendly, using progressive innovation. Its recently launched NPP (a new global business unit of natural and biologically derived agricultural inputs and technologies) and nurture.farm (a digital platform for farmers for the supply of products, innovation and mechanization) are testaments of our focus on sustainable agriculture.
In the recent past, UPL has also been the recipient of the Clarivate South and South East Asia Innovation Awards 2020 in the agribusiness category at the Innovation Forum held by Clarivate Plc. Confederation of Indian Industry has also recognized and awarded UPL with CII Industrial IP Award in Patent Large Enterprises Category in the years 2019 and 2020 and CII Industrial IP Award in Trademark Large Enterprises Category in the year 2019.