On 23 July, the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce in India published a report, titled "Review of the Intellectual Property Rights Regime in India".
As stated in the introduction of the more than 150 pages report, "the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce, has observed and analysed the overall scenario of IPR regime in India and its contribution in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in the country."
Moreover, the report also takes a look at the challenges in strengthening the IPR regime, the related procedural and substantive constraints, legal aspects and other issues such as low IP awareness, counterfeiting and piracy, IP financing, or IP-related issues in specific sectors such as agriculture or the pharmaceutical sector.
You may view and download the full report here.
In a first reaction on the report, some critics say it reflects very much a pro-industry approach, neglecting the voices of academia and civil society stakeholders. Read the full review "A Parliamentary Standing Committee Report that Challenges the Fine Balances Within the IP System" here.
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