Category Archives: IP & Innovation Policy

The Saga of IP Indices : Global Intellectual Property Index

In past, I’ve extensively blogged about the varied IP indices. (See here, here, here and here). Alas, this saga is an endless one. Latest entrant to the list is the law firm Taylor Wessing’s Global Intellectual Property Index (GIPI). (Not … Continue reading

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Panel Discussion On India’s National IPR Strategy

The U.S. Chambers of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center has organized a panel discussion on India’s National IPR Strategy in collaboration with the Hudson Institute.  In the wake of PM Modi’s recent visit to the U.S., the discussion will delve … Continue reading

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A Third IP Index : International Property Rights Index

In past, I’ve blogged about IP Indices. (See here, here and here). However, most conversations about IP Indices revolve around the GIPC’s International IP Index and USTR’s Special 301. Often, an index which misses attention is the International Property Rights Index (IPRI). … Continue reading

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Public Interest Organizations and the 2016 Special 301 : An Indian Perspective

INTRODUCTION : As promised, in this post I’ll highlight the treatment meted out to the comments and testimonies of the public interest organizations in the Report (only general and India specific comments). The public interest organizations which submitted written comments to … Continue reading

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Of Lobbying, Lobbyists and the 2016 Special 301 Report

INTRODUCTION In this post, I’ll highlight the extent of lobbying prevalent at the 2016 Special 301 Report. The Special 301 is largely influenced by five industrial lobby groups, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), the … Continue reading

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India and the WIPO Broadcasters Treaty : Past Position & Future

Background : In a previous post, I had made a cursory remark on the WIPO Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations (WBT). Since the commencement of the negotiations for the WBT, the Indian delegation has expressed its reservations on some … Continue reading

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Tale of True IP Indices or Cosy Camaraderie : The Special 301 & the International IP Index Nexus

Annually, the United States of America releases two IP indicators of countries which falls short of its standards of IP protection. First being the International IP Index (the Index) by the Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) around February of each year. Followed by the paper tiger … 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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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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Traditional Knowledge Digital Library : The Tale of Inflated Claims?

Much has been written about the efficacy of the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) in protecting India’s TK against biopiracy. ( See here, here and here). Infact, my LL.M. research also focused on the broader issue of biopiracy. Just when … Continue reading

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