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India willing to go ahead with free trade pact with EU: Nirmala Sitharaman

Source: Economic Times 11 Sep 2014 NEW DELHI: India today said it is willing to go in for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union but wants the 27-member bloc to address the issues flagged by New Delhi. … Continue reading

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U.S. groups leery of fast-track trade deals demand transparency

Source: Reuters 11 Sep 2014 (Reuters) – More than 500 U.S. organizations on Wednesday urged the Obama administration to ditch the system of congressional authority to fast-track trade negotiations, demanding a more transparent method of handling trade negotiations. In a … Continue reading

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US Senator John McCain calls for US-India FTA

Source: Economic Times 10 Sep 2014 WASHINGTON: India and the US should start negotiating on a free trade agreement to achieve full potential of the bilateral ties, a top Republican senator today said. “Our governments are currently negotiating a Bilateral … Continue reading

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Ahead of Modi’s visit to US, India announces launch of IPR policy soon

IPR policy on the cards to protect national interests, says Nirmala Sitharaman Source: The Economic Times 9 Sep 2014 NEW DELHI: India has proposed a national intellectual property rights (IPR) policy to safeguard its interests and bring clarity to existing … Continue reading

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IPR policy soon, says Minister

Source: The Hindu 9 Sep 2014 Following complaints raised by US companies on India’s intellectual property rights (IPR) regime, the Modi Government has decided to come out with a policy framework on by early 2015. It has also at decided … Continue reading

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Protection of biotech inventions

Source: The Hindu 8 Sep 2014 This is the fourth in a series of occasional articles by N. R. Subbaram in the form of questions and answers on Intellectual Property Rights and Patents. QUESTION: What is the position of patent … Continue reading

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Bilateral Investment Treaty to lure US companies to India, says expert

Source: The Economic Times 8 Sep 2014 WASHINGTON: Ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US this month, a US expert has suggested early conclusion of a Bilateral Investment Treaty(BIT) as it could be a game changer. … Continue reading

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