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US continues to keep India on intellectual property priority watch list

By Kritika Suneja, ET Bureau| April 27, 2016 NEW DELHI: India continues to figure in the US’ Priority Watch List that identifies trade barriers to US companies due to intellectual property laws of other countries.

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On IP Protection, USTR Finds Fault With China, India … And Switzerland?

BY WILLIAM NEW, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WATCH| April 27, 2016 The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) does not hesitate to add even its closest friends to its annual list of concerns about possible inadequate protection of US intellectual … Continue reading

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US Special 301 inconsistent with WTO rules, says India

Source: Hindu BusinessLine | APRIL 25, 2016  India has said that the US Special 301 report, which tries to put pressure on countries to enhance their intellectual property rights (IPRs) legislation, violated World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

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Member of Parliament concerned on IPR discussions in RCEP can impact access to medicines

.@nsitharaman govt shd take care that foreign trade agreements (esp RCEP) do not push up prices of medicines. Common man will suffer lot. — B Vinod Kumar MP (@vinodboianpalli) April 23, 2016

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‘Secretive’ patent talks is worrying generic drug activists

By ARADHNA WAL, DNA |April 25, 2016 As a round of massive free trade talks kick off on April 25, civil society groups have raised alarm after a leaked documents showed proposals that would make access to generic medicines far tougher than … Continue reading

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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: Trade pact battle likely to continue

Australia, Japan & South Korea want more tariff reduction, market access; India remains cautious over agriculture interests By Subhayan Chakraborty, Business Standard| April 25, 2016 The 12th round of negotiation for a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), started from this Friday … Continue reading

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Free-trade opponents plan mass protest ahead of Obama visit

By ABIODUN.OLULEYE, News Agency of Nigeria| April 01, 2016 Berlin, April 1, 2016 (dpa/NAN) Opponents of planned EU free trade agreements with the U.S. and Canada has announced plans for a mass demonstration ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Germany visit later … Continue reading

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