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GOI sets up a panel to draft national IPR policy

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The Commerce and Industry Ministry constituted a six-member think tank to draft the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) policy.

The panel, to be chaired by retired Justice Prabha Sridevan, will identifies areas in IPRs where study needs to be conducted and furnish recommendations in this regard to the Ministry.

The panel will keep the government regularly informed of the developments taking place in IPR cases, which have an impact upon India’s IPR policy. Also the panel will examine the current issues raised by industry associations and those that may have appeared in media and to give suggestions to the Ministry on such issues.

The panel would also “advise the government on best practices to be followed in trademark offices, patent offices and other government offices dealing with IPR in order to create an efficient and transparent system of functioning in these offices”.

Other members

  • Pratibha M. Singh, Senior advocate
  • Punita Bhargava, advocate
  • Unnat Pandit, Cadila Pharmaceuticals
  • Rajeev Srinivasan, director, Asian School of Business
  • Narendra K Sabarwal, retired DDG, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Source Hindu and Times of India