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  • Need 3-year global IPR waiver for COVID vaccines, drugs and health technology, India tells WTO Jun 02, 2021 12:59 PM IST

    Need 3-year global IPR waiver for COVID vaccines, drugs and health technology, India tells WTO

    India’s updated proposal on the global IPR waiver has the support of 62 nations and aims to end the pandemic quickly, but it has been opposed by the European Union, the UK and Australia. It will be next discussed on June 8-9 by the TRIPS council of the WTO.

  • Global IPR waiver for vaccines: India now expects US to do diplomatic heavy lifting at WTO May 07, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    Global IPR waiver for vaccines: India now expects US to do diplomatic heavy lifting at WTO

    The US has backed India's proposal to temporarily suspend key clauses of a global intellectual property rights rule to boost vaccine availability. But having introduced it seven months ago, and systematically securing the support from 120 middle- and lower-income nations, New Delhi is now content to let Washington convince the European Union, United Kingdom, Japan, and China.

  • Explained | How the US decision to back India's proposal at the WTO may end the global pandemic sooner than expected May 06, 2021 01:07 PM IST

    Explained | How the US decision to back India's proposal at the WTO may end the global pandemic sooner than expected

    While it has come more than seven months after India and other nations floated a proposal at the WTO wanting to ensure global vaccine availability, the US support is a major step towards arriving at a global consensus on the hard fought issue. Crucially, will vaccine majors relent and give up and their intellectual property rights to ensure everyone gets a jab sooner than later?

  • US will not tolerate theft of jobs, wealth, IPR: Donald Trump Apr 27, 2018 03:43 PM IST

    US will not tolerate theft of jobs, wealth, IPR: Donald Trump

    Trump said yesterday that intellectual property theft is estimated to cost the economy as much as USD 600 billion a year.

  • Taking steps to protect IPR, promote innovation: Suresh Prabhu Apr 26, 2018 08:44 PM IST

    Taking steps to protect IPR, promote innovation: Suresh Prabhu

    "Innovation needs legal protection. We are now working on administrating the laws properly. We are modernising patent offices," the commerce and industry minister said at a CII function here.

  • Meet on Intellectual Property Rights for MSMEs, start-ups Oct 20, 2017 02:05 PM IST

    Meet on Intellectual Property Rights for MSMEs, start-ups

    The programme is a joint initiative of Intellectual Property Office of government of India and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in association with the Department of Industries and Commerce of the Kerala government, an FICCI release said.

  • Govt extends SIPP scheme for 3 years till March 2020 Apr 24, 2017 02:39 PM IST

    Govt extends SIPP scheme for 3 years till March 2020

  • India lags behind in leveraging IPRs: CBEC Chief Dec 08, 2016 02:54 PM IST

    India lags behind in leveraging IPRs: CBEC Chief

    "India has been a little behind, perhaps,in leveraging in IPR and it has become an impediment," Shah said addressing an event on 'Illicit cross-border trade in goods: impact on economy and consumers' organised by industry body Ficci.

  • India, UK ink MoUs on IPR, ease of doing business Nov 08, 2016 08:22 AM IST

    India, UK ink MoUs on IPR, ease of doing business

    Both the MoUs were exchanged in the presence of Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and her British counterpart Theresa May here.

  • India, US meeting to discuss trade, investments Oct 18, 2016 03:28 PM IST

    India, US meeting to discuss trade, investments

    A high-level delegation led by US Trade Representative Michael Froman is attending the 10th India-US Trade Policy Forum (TPF) meeting scheduled on 19-20 October here.

  • Sweat equity: Another way of rewarding your employees Jul 21, 2016 03:00 PM IST

    Sweat equity: Another way of rewarding your employees

    The management of the newly incorporated companies or the companies opting for diversification generally believe in the practice of inducing the best executives and employees who bring in their know-how, skill and technical expertise that ultimately results in augmenting the business value of the enterprise.

  • Subramanian Swamy says publicity 'relentessly seeks' him Jun 29, 2016 11:12 AM IST

    Subramanian Swamy says publicity 'relentessly seeks' him

    The Rajya Sabha member, who consistently attacked RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and then took potshots at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, has been lying low after the BJP leadership indicated its unhappiness and Modi voiced disapproval of his conduct.

  • Potential successors to RBI chief Raghuram Rajan Jun 27, 2016 04:00 PM IST

    Potential successors to RBI chief Raghuram Rajan

    The four short-listed candidates are: Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor Urjit Patel, former deputy governors Rakesh Mohan and Subir Gokarn and State Bank of India Chair Arundhati Bhattacharya.

  • Finance Ministry officials defend CEA's appointment Jun 22, 2016 01:08 PM IST

    Finance Ministry officials defend CEA's appointment

    Government had taken a considered view when it appointed the former IMF economist as CEA, sources in the ministry said.

  • Renewables row with US: Goyal for dialogue, amicable solution Jun 01, 2016 09:52 PM IST

    Renewables row with US: Goyal for dialogue, amicable solution

    The Minister further said the government has found 16 instances of violation of norms about local content requirement under the National Solar Mission, and lawyers have been working on filing the cases since April.

  • US Special 301 report on IPR a unilateral measure: Nirmala May 16, 2016 02:50 PM IST

    US Special 301 report on IPR a unilateral measure: Nirmala

    These remarks assume significance as the US continues to put India on its 'priority watch list' for intellectual property rights (IPR) through its Special 301 report that was released last month.

  • US Chamber of Commerce welcomes India's new IPR policy May 14, 2016 03:36 PM IST

    US Chamber of Commerce welcomes India's new IPR policy

    The policy, with a tagline of 'Creative India: Innovative India', called for updating various intellectual property laws to remove anomalies and inconsistencies in consultation with stakeholders.

  • All you need to know about India's first IPR policy May 13, 2016 10:05 PM IST

    All you need to know about India's first IPR policy

    India approved its first National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy on Thursday, where it laid down the roadmap for intellectual property in the country with a vision towards having a creative and innovative nation. Here is an in-depth look.

  • Cabinet approves national IPR policy, DIPP to be nodal agency May 13, 2016 02:37 PM IST

    Cabinet approves national IPR policy, DIPP to be nodal agency

    The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) will be the nodal department to co-ordinate, guide and oversee implementation and future development of IPR‘s in India.

  • Cabinet likely to consider national IPR policy on May 12 May 11, 2016 07:56 PM IST

    Cabinet likely to consider national IPR policy on May 12

    The Cabinet is likely to take up for consideration a national intellectual property rights (IPR) policy on May 12.

  • Does India need stronger IPR regime? Experts discuss Apr 27, 2016 10:34 PM IST

    Does India need stronger IPR regime? Experts discuss

    The US government has put India in the "priority watch list" under the special 301 report that it releases annually, according to an AFP report. If the report is accurate this will be third year in a row India finds itself in this list - along with Russia and China.

  • Govt's intervention in SEP issues counter-productive: Assocham Mar 04, 2016 08:04 AM IST

    Govt's intervention in SEP issues counter-productive: Assocham

    In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the chamber said that any guideline related with SEPs on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms should not appear in the forthcoming National IPR Policy.

  • India ranks 2nd-worst in group of 38 nations in IPR protection Feb 10, 2016 10:24 PM IST

    India ranks 2nd-worst in group of 38 nations in IPR protection

    According to the Chamber of Commerce, India's patentability norms do not conform to international best practices and there is lack of protection of IPR for the life sciences and pharma sector

  • National IPR policy to give fillip to economic growth: Paswan Jan 15, 2016 06:50 PM IST

    National IPR policy to give fillip to economic growth: Paswan

    India's role as a global economic powerhouse and status of an investment destination are increasingly linked to its ability to ensure IPRs are protected with strong IPR rules and enforcement of laws and regulations, the minister said.

  • Jindal Initiative on Research in IP and Competition Organizes National Consultation Workshop on Standard Setting and Innovation in (ICT) Sector Dec 22, 2015 05:55 PM IST

    Jindal Initiative on Research in IP and Competition Organizes National Consultation Workshop on Standard Setting and Innovation in (ICT) Sector

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