Thursday, 1 January 2015

First Draft of National IPR Policy by Submitted by: IPR Think Tank

The Newly formed IPR Think Tank  has submitted its first draft on country's  IPR POLICY for suggestions.

       The draft Policy aims to Establish a dynamic, vibrant and balanced intellectual property system in India to  Foster innovation and creativity in a knowledge economy;· Accelerate economic growth, employment and entrepreneurship;· Enhance socio-cultural development; and  Protect public health, food security and environment, among other areas of socio-economic importance. 

      Further Objectives include creating  public awareness about the economic, social and cultural benefits of IP  among all sections of society for accelerating development, promoting entrepreneurship, enhancing employment and increasing competitiveness; stimulate the creation and growth of intellectual property through measures that encourage IP generation ;To have strong and effective laws with regard to IP rights that are consistent with national priorities and international obligations and which balance the interests of rights owners with public interest;To modernize and strengthen IP administration for efficient, expeditious and cost  effective grant and management of IP rights and user oriented services.To augment commercialization of IP rights; valuation, licensing and technology transfer;To strengthen the enforcement and adjudicatory mechanisms for combating IP
violations, piracy and counterfeiting; to facilitate effective and speedy adjudication of IP disputes; to promote awareness and respect for IP rights among all sections of society;To strengthen and expand human resources, institutions and capacities for  teaching, training, research and skill building in IP.

       Realizing the need of special attention to  Ip matters and importance of Ip in India's  negotiation power, the policy has incorporated an  model to integrate  IP with Government Initiatives which focus on 
1. The proposed IP Promotion and Development Council (IPPDC) will open IP Promotion and Development Units (IPPDU) in all States, smart cities, innovation and industrial clusters in order to provide one window services to entrepreneurs, startups and manufacturing units for IP awareness, protection and utilization.

2. IP support to MSMEs will be expanded through new or existing IP facilitation centers.

3. Links will be forged between IPPDU/Facilitation Centers with IPOs, innovation and research universities, industry associations and financing institutions in order to realize ‘Mind to Market’ concept.
4. Technology Acquisition and Development Fund under the Manufacturing  Policy will be utilized for licensing or procuring patented technologies.

5. The use of global protection systems will be promoted for obtaining protection  of Indian IPRs in several countries for creating wider marketing and trading  opportunities.

6. Manufacturing units will be encouraged to set up IP cells in their own units  and make IP an integral part of their corporate strategies.

7. Establishment of a system in IPOs for simultaneous examination and grant of  several category of rights such as patents, trademarks, designs when attached  to a single product will be examined.

8. Integrate into the Government initiatives the various schemes of the  Department of Electronics and Information Technology for IP promotion and  global protection, forging links between industry and academic/research  institutes for industry oriented research, commercialization and  entrepreneurship development. 

The draft policy will be made into effect after 3 year after various reviews and monitory .
Further details on the Draft is available at 

  http://dipp.nic.in/English/Schemes/Intellectual_Property_Rights/IPR_Policy_24December2014.pdf