LOGO DESIGN CONTEST FOR NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY AUTHORITY (NBA)

Logo Design Contest
“In Logo Design Contest the selected logo is to be used as a mark on products to certify that the manufacturer have complied with ‘Access and Benefit Sharing’ obligation under Indian law. So, the participants shall submit a design which is capable of being used as a mark on products.”

    In LOGO DESIGN CONTEST National Biodiversity Authority a statutory body under Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change was established by the Central Government in 2003. To implement the provisions of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002. As a Statutory Body,  National Biodiversity Authority performs regulatory and advisory functions for the Government of India on issues of conservation, sustainable use of biological resources and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of biological resources. National Biodiversity Authority regulates activities like commercial utilization, bio-survey and bio-utilization of biological resources and associated knowledge occurring in Country . It also grants approval for persons seeking IPs for inventions based on Indian biological resources or associated knowledge. Thus, companies, institutions and individuals that access biological resources or associated knowledge for developing products and obtaining patents shall seek National Biodiversity Authority approval before undertaking such activities. At the time of granting approval,  National Biodiversity Authority would insist that a certain percentage of the profit that the company or individual reaps shall be shared with NBA. The benefits shared in such a manner would be used for conservation and promotion of biodiversity.  National Biodiversity Authority is now planning to develop a logo which the companies or individuals can affix on their product for which they have obtained approval from NBA.


Participants are required to conceptualize and design a logo such that-

1. The mark must be distinctive and may convey the 3 objectives of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 – 

  • Conservation of biological diversity, 
  • Sustainable use of its components fair 
  • Equitable sharing of benefits arising out of its utilization.

2. The mark can be used by companies to advertise that their product is based on a biological resource and/ or associated knowledge from India.
3. The mark shall dignify the concept of ‘Access and Benefit Sharing’ which denotes the equitable sharing of benefits by the users to the providers (Communities/Farmers/Traditional Knowledge Holders) of biological resources.

4. The mark will be certifying that the particular product on which it is affixed is complying with ‘Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS)’ requirements under Indian law.

5. The mark can be used by companies to advertise that their product is based on a biological resource and/ or associated knowledge from India.

  The Designer of the finally selected Logo/Mark will get a prize of Rs. 50,000/- (Rupees fifty thousand only).and would be required to give copyright of the design to NBA. (The prize money will be payable after deducting of TDS).

The last date for accepting form or logo is 21st January, 2019 till 06.00PM.
For any queries write to:


Mr. Narendran.T


Technical Officer (IPR)

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