Category Archives: IPR policy

A ‘New’ Recipe for Trade

By Shalini Bhutani, The Economic & Political Weekly (Vol. 52 Issue No. 7) With other mega regional trade agreements like the Trans–Pacific Partnership in uncertainty, trade treaties like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will acquire greater significance beyond their original … Continue reading

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Indian pharma at odds with US trade group over USTR Priority Watch List

The tug of war continues. Even as the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, the domestic drug industry lobby group, has appealed to the US Trade Representative to remove India from its Priority Watch List – the latter includes countries that are alleged … Continue reading

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Our view on India and US Joint Statement on the Trade Policy Forum Delhi – October 20, 2016

In the recently concluded US India Trade Policy Forum meeting held in Delhi, both countries laid emphasis on the importance of having a robust and balanced IPR protection in fostering creativity, promoting innovation, and attracting investment. Indian government was praised … Continue reading

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US wants India to do ‘a lot more’ to tighten IPR regime

Source: Deccan Herald | August 30, 2016 The US on Monday prodded India to do “a lot more” to strengthen the Intellectual Property Rights regime to help not only the foreign investors, but also domestic innovators.

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Please-all IPR policy pleases none

India’s new intellectual property rights (IPR) policy attempts to address concerns of developed countries regarding India’s patent regime, while also protecting public interest, especially that of generic drug producers. However, through this effort of a balancing act, India might have … Continue reading

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National IPR Policy: A reality check

By K M Gopakumar, The Deccan Herald | June 5, 2016 The National Intellectual Property Rights Policy (IPR Policy) has generated unprecedented responses within and outside India. According to news reports, the US Department of Commerce is assessing India’s IP … Continue reading

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IPR policy: Noble intent but challenges galore

By Zakhir Thomas, The Deccan Herald | May 19, 2016 The national Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy aims to create an innovative India. The policy is predicated upon the principle that intellectual property protection is necessary to spur innovation. 

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