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Chapter II. 301 Report on Indian Patent System – Comprehending Apprehension or Apprehending Comprehension?

This post was first published on 18th May, 2014.   The 25th Special 301 Report of 2014 keeps India on the Priority Watch List and the USTR hopes to run an out-of-cycle review in Fall, after the New Indian Government is formed. After emphasizing on the need to balance Incentives for Innovation and Domestic issues in India, the Report puts forth the various concerns on the Patent System in India: Patent Process Commending the measures taken by the Indian Government, such as Digitization, Online Search & e-Filing…

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Weapon in the hands of Police?

  The Union Government has launched a new scheme in order to protect Intellectual Property Rights. As a part of the scheme, the Indian Government is providing special knowledge toolkit to Indian Police to identify and prosecute IPR violations. This step was taken by Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman for management of IP Rights. To prepare this toolkit, the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) have worked…

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