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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..