Category Archives: Indian Patent Law

India not in US list of patent rights offenders

Source: The Indian Express 1 May 2014 The US on Wednesday kept India out of Priority Foreign Country list, reserved for the worst offenders of intellectual property rights and said it will hold discussions with the next government in New … Continue reading

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No downgrade but India still on US priority watch list on intellectual property rights

Source: Live Mint 1 May 2014 US trade representative says it will try to resolve ongoing concerns through bilateral engagement The US trade representative did not designate any countries a ‘priority foreign country,’ the worst label in its annual scorecard … Continue reading

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American drug major Abbott backs India’s drug patent regime

Source: Times of India 1 May 2014 NEW DELHI: The government has received support from an unexpected quarter in its battle against the US on the intellectual property (IP) regime. Amid an uproar for action against India by Big Pharma, … Continue reading

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Three major US firms back India’s drug patent regime

Source: Economic Times 1 May 2014 NEW DELHI: Three major US companies – Boeing, AbbottBSE 0.21 % and HoneywellBSE 1.19 % – have come in support of India’s IPR regime, which has come under attack by American pharma sector for … Continue reading

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Govt prepares to battle US pressure on patents

  Source: Business Standard Top officials meet amid apprehension of sanctions under US law; decide to take Washington to the World Trade Organization if such action taken    Nayanima Basu  |  April 22, 2014 The government held a high-level meeting … Continue reading

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US experts, non-profits back India’s intellectual property laws, say any downgrade unwarranted

Source: Financial Times 24 March 2014 New Delhi : Even as Washington deliberates imposing trade sanctions on India, a move that could impact import of pharmaceutical, gems & jewellery and petroleum products into the US, India’s intellectual property (IP) regime and … Continue reading

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A Matter of Life and Death

Source: Inter Press Service 13 March 2014 Martin Khor, executive director of the South Centre, warns that negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement are a matter of life and death. GENEVA, Mar 9 2014 (IPS) – If you or … Continue reading

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