Needed: a pandemic patent pool
By, Justice Prathiba M. Singh is a Judge of the Delhi High Court and was a member of the IP think tank that drafted India’s Intellectual Property Rights policy
Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day.
This year, it was not a day for celebration, but one for reflection and dedication. It provided us an opportunity to reflect upon the role of intellectual property (IP) in the ongoing health crisis and dedicate IP
Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB)- end of its regime
The demise of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), India’s specialist tribunal for determining disputes relating to intellectual property (IP) rights, is symbolic of its tenuous life.
On April 4, the President of India signed the Tribunal Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021, shutting down the IPAB and many other tribunals for good.
Issues with IPAB
Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021
In India, the copyright regime is governed by the Copyright Act, 1957 and the Copyright Rules, 2013.
The amendments have been introduced with the objective of bringing the existing rules in parity with other relevant legislations.
The amendments have harmonised the Copyright Rules with the provisions of Finance Act, 2017 whereby the Copyright Board has been merged with Appellate Board.
To reinforce transparency in working of co
National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission (NIPAM)
The National Intellectual Property Understanding Mission (NIPAM), which was established in 2021, has succeeded in reaching its goal of providing 1 million students with fundamental training and awareness of intellectual property (IP).
The goal was accomplished before the deadline, which was the 15th of August 2022.
A million children are expected to learn about intellectual property and their rights thanks t
INTERNATIONAL INTELECTUAL PROPERTY INDEX
India is poised to become a leader for emerging markets looking to transform their economies through IP-driven innovation, according to the International Intellectual Property (IP) Index 2023 published by the U.S. Chambers of Commerce, which ranks India 42nd among 55 top global economies.
The US came out on top of the international IP Index, followed by the UK and France.
The findings of the report:
India has kept up its vigorous effor