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India, Japan spar over higher intellectual property standards

Source: Business Standard India and Japan locked horns over a higher standard in intellectual property rights (IPR), with a special focus on the pharmaceutical sector, at the negotiations for a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership  (RCEP). Japan, also a key participant in … Continue reading

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Can India afford to stay out of FTAs?

Source: Financial Express August 28,2014 SUMMARY FTAs are here to stay and cannot be wished away. We need to devise ways to better manage and more effectively utilise them. For quite some time India’s engagement with free trade agreements (FTAs) … Continue reading

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Trade team in US to explain India’s position

Source: Business Line 13 Feb 2014 Indian drugmakers and IT representatives will be in Washington tomorrow, making submissions before the US International Trade Commission to explain India’s trade policies. The hearings are part of the US trade agency’s investigations into … Continue reading

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CII feels International IP Index does not give true picture of India’s IP ecosystem

Source: ANI News 13 Feb 2014 New Delhi, Feb.11, (ANI): Commenting on the Global Intellectual Property Centre’s International IP Index 2014 which presents India as the weakest among 25 countries, the Confederation of Indian Industry on Tuesday said the index … Continue reading

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US wants MNCs to have right to sue India abroad

Source: Times of India There is growing pressure on the Indian government to incorporate a provision in an investment agreement with the US, which if invoked will have far-reaching implications in that it will allow multinational corporations to bypass the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Intellectual property threats in the BRIC markets

Source: PMLive Compulsory licensing and other legal concerns for pharma in emerging markets For as long as pharma and biotech companies have contemplated doing business in BRIC, there have been questions about intellectual property (IP) risk.

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Government likely to review bilateral trade pacts, FTAs to reassess gains Economic Times

Source: Economic Times July 16,2013 NEW DELHI: The government may review India’s bilateral trade pacts including free trade agreements (FTAs) amid increasing clamour from the industry against conceding foreign trading partners more access to the country’s market without extracting significant … Continue reading

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