India and the National IP Policy

December 31, 2015

With the motto of “Creative India, Innovative India”the six member IPR Think Tank recently released its first draft on India’s National Intellectual Property Rights Policy. Soon after the new central Government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi came into power, the IPR Think Tank was constituted last year with the objective that includes drafting India’s IP policy, identifying areas in the IPRs where study needs to be conducted and to furnish recommendations in this regard to the Ministry and to keep the Government advised on the best practices to be followed in Indian Intellectual Property Office in order to create an efficient and transparent system of functioning in the said offices. Under the chairmanship of Retd. IPAB Justice Prabha Sridevan the comprehensive policy is drafted on the lines of ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Skill India’ and ‘Smart
Cities’ slogans. The IPR draft states to inspire India to take a lead in various fields of human accomplishments. It enumerates policy measures to make the IP Systems more inclined towards the local needs of our country, which at the same time are directed towards stronger and more holistic enforcement of the rights. It states that “in future negotiations in international forums and with other countries, India shall continue to give precedence to its national development priorities whilst adhering to its international commitments and avoiding TRIPS plus provisions z” Read More.

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