- Switzerland wants stricter intellectual property rules in India that could harm generic drug makers
- Panel Rejects Eli Lilly Claim Over Canadian Patent Law, Orders Company to Pay Millions in Costs
- Study & video released about the impact of the Mercosur/EU FTA on access to medicines in Brazil
- European FTA pushes for tougher IPR rules under ongoing trade talks with India
- India–EFTA trade talks may make medicines more expensive
Category Archives: IPR policy
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.