Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicIntellectual Property Rights

Topic: Intellectual Property Rights

Reforms in tribunals necessary but Modi govt isn’t helping judiciary by scrapping them

The ordinance scraping intellectual property and film certification tribunals is yet another case of the Modi government using a sledgehammer to crack open a difficult nut.

Govt now accepts value of IPR in non-personal data, but its recommendations pose new problems

The Kris Gopalakrishnan-led Committee acknowledges how non-personal data and intellectual property rights are linked together.

US, Europe still oppose India-SA plan to waive Covid vaccines’ IPR, WTO to discuss on 4 Feb

India has told WTO that due to new restrictions in intellectual property, countries are facing delays in their Covid vaccine rollout programmes.

India, South Africa move WTO, want Covid drugs, vaccines freed of IPR, patent rules

The proposal was presented last week at WTO and will require the assent of all 164 member states. The matter will be discussed on 15-16 October.

Want funding for AYUSH research on Covid-19? Share commercial & IP rights with Modi govt

The Ministry of AYUSH, in an office memorandum dated 4 June, clarified the terms and conditions for applicants requesting grant-in-aid support.

Communists should lead by example, says Ilaiah & IIM professor disagrees with Urjit Patel

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

On Camera

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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