iWorld

IPR Policy expected to speed up clearances

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/16/rajiv-agarwaal-800x800_0.jpg?itok=GYdWJLdi

NEW DELHI: Trademark pendency, which is at three months, is expected to come down further to one month by March 2017 following the shifting of the Intellectual Rights Property portfolio to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.

Trademarks filing increased by around 10 per cent and Trademark examination increased by around 250 per cent during FY16 till November as compared to FY15.

A comprehensive National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy was adopted for the first time in May 2016 to lay future roadmap for intellectual property. The aim was to improve Indian intellectual property ecosystem, hoping to create an innovation movement in the country and aspires towards “Creative India; Innovative India.”

This becomes relevant in view of the large number of cases pending in courts on copyright and the emergence of newer vehicles where software can be used, including smartphones and OTT.

 

The objectives of this policy are to increase IPR awareness; stimulate generation of IPRs; have strong and effective IPR laws; modernize and strengthen service-oriented IPR administration; get value for IPRs through commercialisation; strengthen enforcement and adjudicatory mechanisms for combating IPR infringements; and to strengthen and expand human resources, institutions and capacities for teaching, training, research and skill building in IPRs.

Subsequently, a Cell for Intellectual Property Rights Promotion and Management (CIPAM) has been created as a professional body which will be working under the aegis of DIPP for addressing seven identified objectives of the Policy.

During 2016, India signed memorandums of understanding in the field of Intellectual Property signed with U.K, Singapore and the European Union. An India-US Workshop was held on Protection of Trade Secrets organized by CIPAM.

DIPP Secretary Rajiv Aggarwal had recently said India’s IP framework was in the midst of a paradigm shift following the announcement of the National IPR Policy.

Aggarwal said while the Department was spearheading the overall policy, specific recommendations listed in the policy were being taken up for action by concerned ministries and departments.

Also Read

Govt launches IPR toolkit for enforcement agencies

Copyright Force finally here to fight online piracy   

India, US should resolve IPR issues at earliest: IACC

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/24/huffpost.jpg?itok=6OvAn220
HuffPost India to no longer publish content

KOLKATA: HuffPost India said on Tuesday that it would no longer publish content and redirected readers to parent site, HuffPost.com. “As of November 24, HuffPost India will no longer be publishing content. For more great global content, please visit HuffPost.com. We thank you for your support and...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/24/app.jpg?itok=jZY9Pv17
Centre bans another 43 Chinese apps

NEW DELHI: In its fourth round of crackdown on China-origin apps, the Indian government has blocked 43 mobile apps, including AliExpress, CamCard, and Taobao Live, among others. Users will no longer be able to access these applications in India. The ban has been imposed under section 69A of the...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/24/zee5.jpg?itok=txgXkUtp
Zee5 Global launches OTT Content festival for indie creators

KOLKATA: Zee5 has launched the Global OTT Content Festival, a first-of-its-kind initiative which will give independent filmmakers, students of cinema, and young content creators a global platform to showcase their talent on and find audiences in 190+ countries.

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/24/moniolpoly.jpg?itok=YabuyrVA
Why last mile monopoly is a roadblock in broadband growth

KOLKATA: Demand for broadband connectivity has existed in India for a while, but recently, calls for better quality of service are growing increasingly strident. While the existing cable TV infrastructure could play a potential role in delivering broadband, last mile monopoly is one of the major...

iWorld Broadband
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/24/amazon.jpg?itok=54MKnjj8
Amazon Prime Video unveils trailer for ‘Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers’

KOLKATA: Amazon Prime Video and Abhishek Bachchan have unveiled the trailer for the all-new original series Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers. Produced by BBC Studios India, the show follows the inspiring journey and dedication of the team during the seventh season of Pro Kabaddi League, as...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/23/twit.jpg?itok=8ucK53db
PM Modi, Sonu Sood & Kunal Kamra top Twitter engagement in Oct 2020

NEW DELHI: Social media analytics firm Twitteet has released its October analytics report. Leading their respective fields in terms of engagement were prime minister Narendra Modi, actor Sonu Sood, and comedian Kunal Kamra, all of whom accounted for a total of over one crore impressions on Twitter...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/23/scam.jpg?itok=xBDEfy-w
SonyLIV goes big to retain buzz around Scam 1992

Amongst the homegrown OTT players, SonyLIV was late to enter the original content space. After its recent rebranding, the OTT platform has made a splash, especially with the launch of Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta story.

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/23/lp.jpg?itok=GrWir88y
What is hindering the fixed broadband growth in India?

The last few years have seen a major explosion in internet usage, especially post Covid2019 crisis with the boom of digital payments, e-commerce, online video consumption, e-learning.

iWorld Broadband
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/11/22/histiry.jpg?itok=Z4Uk3xXV
#RoadTrippinWithRnM returns with season 2 on HistoryTV18

Earlier this year, as lockdown rules started to ease up, television's popular foodies and intrepid travellers, Rocky Singh and Mayur Sharma got behind the wheel for a 14-day road trip across Rajasthan.

iWorld Over The Top Services

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required