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India’s first National IPR Policy maintains position on affordable drugs

Stephy Tang, Hong Kong


The India government has unveiled the first National Intellectual Property Rights Policy that sets out seven objectives and relevant guidelines to promote the country’s IP regime, and has resisted pressure from the United States to amend the patent law regarding access to cheap drugs

India GovtAccording to the Policy, the Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy (DIPP) will be the nodal point to regulate the implementation and future development of IP rights in India.

Objectives of the Policy include promoting public awareness and the generation...


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