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India National Intellectual Property Policy

30 January 2015

The IP Federation has submitted comments on the draft National Intellectual Property Policy released by the Indian Department for Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) on 25 December 2014. Stakeholders were invited to submit comments by 30 January 2015.

The members of the IP Federation welcome the fact that the IPR Think Tank recognises the benefits that a strong IP regime can bring economically, socially and culturally to India. If the objectives identified in the draft IPR Policy are met, it will represent a positive and important step toward building the architecture of an IP regime in India that has the potential to support and derive the desired economic and social benefits.

However, care should be taken not to ignore concerns that exist and may serve to undermine the benefits that improving the framework can bring, as outlined in our paper. These concerns include especially on the proposal for a new law on utility models, which we have found can increase the risk of litigation, create uncertainty and ultimately inhibit innovation.

For full details, click HERE.

To see all our policy papers, click HERE.

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