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National IPR Policy – Design Related Objectives

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India approved its first ever Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy on 13th May 2016 with a vision to stimulate creativity and innovation and to promote advancement in science and technology, art and culture, traditional knowledge and biodiversity resources. The policy lays out seven broad objectives and they are as follows: Awareness: outreach and promotion; Generation of IPRs; Legal and legislative framework; Administration and management; Commercialization of IPR; Enforcement and adjudication; and Human capital development. This article considers various provisions relating to designs under the new IPR Policy. The Policy notes that the number of design applications which are currently being filed in India,...

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NIPR Policy – Action points on Geographical Indications, Trademarks and Designs

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The National IPR Policy for India, released on 13th May 2016 outlines seven broad objectives laid down by the policy, as discussed in the earlier posts accessible here and here. This post will focus on the aspects of Geographical Indications, Designs and Trademarks dealt by the new IPR Policy. The policy highlights the lack awareness of IP benefits and rights among possible IPR generators and holders. The Policy addresses the concern that Geographical Indications (GIs) needs to be promoted especially in rural and remote areas, which can tap the commercial benefits of the rich heritage in India. GIs can make a difference...

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Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 6

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The post provides statistical information about industrial design (Design Patent) filing and grant numbers during the last decade. The Design Act, 2000 is administered by the Design wing of the Patent office Kolkata under the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indications. The Designs Act 2000 was made effective from 11th May 2001 repealing the earlier Act of 1911. This Act with corresponding Design Rules 2001 provides for the registration and protection of industrial designs. The protection given includes extension of copyright duration of the existing registered designs and miscellaneous post registration work. It recognizes activities which...

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