Monthly Archives: April 2016

Horror Revisited: USTR Unveils the 2016 Special 301 Report

PhRMA’s official statement is now available on its website (though in the USTR’s press release, it finds no voice). On India’s IP regime, keeping up to its banality, it states – India’s barriers to U.S. trade and investment, including its failure … Continue reading

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Horror Revisited: USTR Unveils the 2016 Special 301 Report

Almost coinciding with the World IP Day (which was yesterday), the USTR has unveiled the much awaited 2016 Special 301 Report. I’ve extensively covered the Special 301 in my previous posts. (See here, here, here, here, here ,here and here).  Not … Continue reading

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Happy World Book and Copyright Day!

From my abode of a year and  a half (Gelman Library’s top floor), I wish all readers a very happy world book and copyright day! Not only are books a man’s closest companion but as Shakespeare puts it, “a force … Continue reading

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Transfer of the Indian Copyright Office : Deal Struck or Coincidence?

The recent announcement on the transfer of the Indian Copyright Office from the Ministry of Human Resources to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has garnered mixed reaction from the relevant stakeholders. One argument is that by consolidating all IP … Continue reading

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2016 Special 301 : Thoughts on the Public Hearing

Today, I finally got the chance to review the testimonies made to the USTR for the 2016 Special 301. ( See here, here, here  here, here,and here on 2016 Special 301. On a side note, I’m still grappling with USTR’s unusual delay … Continue reading

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Plagiarism : The Quixotic Legal Crime

The harbinger of India’s IPR Policy is the latest to be mired in a plagiarism row.  Allegations have been levied against the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion for plagiarizing several portions in the recently released consultative paper on Standard Essential … Continue reading

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The Tale of Endless Numbered Days and Some Thoughts : 2016 Special 301 Report

The wait is finally over! The transcript and the video of the 2016 Special 301 public hearing is now available.  With deluge of professional commitments,  I’ll be able to bring my thoughts on it only after April 15th. Hence, kindly bear with it. … Continue reading

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Gong Xi Fa Cai, IP and Upcoming Events

The Agenda for the WIPO’s International Conference on Intellectual Property and Development being held on April 7th and 8th has been released.  The Conference will also be live webcasted. Needless, to say I’ll be coming up with my thoughts on … Continue reading

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Leaks, Leakages & Intellectual Property : Draft Indian IPR Policy Text Out

Apologies for the delay in informing but if rumors are to be believed, the National IPR Policy is about to be released anytime soon.  Further, the DIPP has stated that the Policy shall widen the ambit of copyright. Source: Leaks, … Continue reading

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The Tale of Endless Numbered Days and Some Thoughts : 2016 Special 301 Report

With a month since the public hearing to the 2016 Special 301 took place at the USTR, there is no sight of its recording and transcript. Hence, epitomizing a tale of endless numbered days for people keenly following developments at … Continue reading

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