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Intellectual Property Rights News


Intellectual Property System

   11 May 2015 at 15:52

India continues to be placed on the Priority Watch List under the US Special 301 on account of USA’s assessment of Indian IPR protection being inadequate. The Special 301 Report issued by the United States under their Trade Act of 1974 is a un ..



Comments Invited on the First Draft of National IPR Policy

   31 December 2014 at 11:02

The IPR Think Tank set up by the Government of India submitted its first Draft of the National IPR Policy on 19th December, 2014. All stakeholders are requested to send their comments and suggestions to the first Draft of the National IPR Policy to ..



Awareness About Filing Patents

   22 December 2014 at 12:59

Patent applications filed by Indian applicants was 25 percent of the total number of applications filed in the year 2013-14 as compared to 22 percent in the year 2012-13 and 20 percent in the year 2011-12. The factors responsible for low percentage ..



DIPP Constitutes IPR Think Tank to Draft National Intellectual Property Rights Policy

   25 October 2014 at 09:40

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has constituted a IPR Think Tank to draft the National Intellectual Property Rights Policy and to advice the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion on IPR issues. 2. The composition of the IPR T ..



DIPP Statement on Bilateral Mechanism for Discussing IPR Issues with USA

   04 October 2014 at 08:48

The US- India Joint Statement issued by the Prime Minister of India and the President of the United States of America after the bilateral summit had the following reference to IPR issues “Agreeing on the need to foster innovation in a manner ..



Copyright Rules 2013

   19 March 2013 at 15:04

The Copyright Rules, 2013 has been notified by the Copyright Division, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development on 14th March, 2013. The amendments to the existing provisions of the Copyright Act, 1957 and introductio ..



Comprehensive Online Filing Services for Patents inaugurated

   17 December 2012 at 12:26

The Comprehensive online Patent filing services of the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks was inaugurated here today by Shri Saurabh Chandra IAS, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry ..



Registration of Creative Works under Copyright Act

   10 December 2012 at 13:40

A total of 30,545 applications have been received for registration with the Copyright Office, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development under the Copyright Act, 1957 during the last 2 years. Out of these, 9,478 applica ..



Increase in Trademarks Infringement Cases

   09 August 2012 at 11:48

Under the Trademarks Act, 1999, the Registered Proprietor or the authorized user of a trademark can take recourse to civil or criminal action against the infringer in the appropriate fora. The statistics of trademark infringements is not maintaine ..



Average Time for Registration of Trademarks Reduced by more than half

   22 May 2012 at 12:15

Trade Mark registration is quasi-judicial process and tends to be time consuming as it involves various steps, inter-alia, examination, publication and disposal of opposition. Sharp increase in the applications filed in the recent years and short ..




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