India finishes Second Last in the Global IP Index

For the benefit of readers, point (e) of the post, ” not a contracting party to any of the international IP treaties referenced in the Index” refers to the WIPO Copyright Treaty, the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty” and the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks.

Innovation, IP, Technology & Law

Today has been an unusually busy day for anyone who keenly follows IP law and policy due to  two very important events that took place in Washington, D.C. One was the release of the international IP Index by the U.S. Chambers of Commerce and the second was the CATO Institute’s panel discussion on Intellectual Property and First Principles.

Couple of hours back, just when I was winding up my first blog post for ISGLP titled “ India’s Tryst with the Special 301 Process : The Story Until Now and Future“, my phone beeped signaling the release of the 4th Annual International IP index by the Global Intellectual Property Center (I’ll share the blog post once it’s published).

To my utter dismay, India was ranked 37th out of 38th economies vis – a-vis international best practices on IP law. The reasons attributed to India’s laggard performance was the same…

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About Seemantani Sharma (My views are my own and they should be yours too)

International IP lawyer with interdisciplinary research interests in international copyright law, the global politics of intellectual property, copyright law, international law and international relations.
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