The "Scheme for Facilitating Startups Intellectual Property Protection (SIPP)" was launched in 2016 to encourage and facilitate IPR protection by Startups and the same has been extended up to March 2023. The Scheme is implemented by the office of CGPDTM and provides facilitators to start ups for filing and processing of their applications for patents, designs and trademarks. Professional charges of the facilitators are reimbursed by the office of CGPDTM as per provisions under SIPP scheme.