India National Intellectual Property Policy
Document No: PUB 20E/15
The Indian Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has constituted an IPR Think Tank to draft a National Intellectual Property Policy and to advise DIPP on IPR (intellectual property rights) issues. The Indian Government has been consulting on the National Intellectual Property Policy, and the first official draft was released by DIPP on 25 December 2014.
In its response, policy paper 2/15, the IP Federation first observed that the Think Tank notes that an objective of the Draft IPR Policy should be to “guide and enable all creators and inventors to realize their potential for generating, protecting and utilizing IP which would contribute to wealth creation, employment opportunities and business development.” It also aims to “foster predictability, clarity and transparency in the entire IP regime in order to provide a secure and stable climate for stimulating inventions and creations, and augmenting research, trade, technology transfer and investment.”