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IITS, IIMS And Law Colleges To Have IPR as Compulsory Subject

Dec 26, 2014 16:57 IST

    With a vision of strengthening the academic base in Intellectual Property Rights, IPR Think Tank, headed by Justice Prabha Sridevan, has recommended to incorporate IPR as a compulsory subject in all law colleges, IITs and IIMs. The National Draft Policy of IPR Think Tank, comprising IPR expert and senior advocate Pratibha M Singh, N K Sabharwal, Punit Bhargava, Rajeev Srinivasan and Unnat Pandit  suggested integration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's slogans 'Make in India' and 'Digital India' with IPR.

    The body also recommended the creation of a multi-agency centralized task force to combat counterfeiting and piracy in IP. Further, taking the disputes related to IP into consideration, proposal for formation of a special patent bench in the High Court’s of Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi and Madras is also put forward.

    In addition, IP Courses is also set to be included in all major training institutes such as judicial academies, National Academy of Administration, police and customs academies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Institute for Foreign Service Training and forest training institutes.

    Important Points:

    • IPR to be included as a compulsory subject in IITs, IIMs and law colleges
    • Recommended by IPR Think Tank through National Draft Policy
    • Steps are also to be taken for counterfeiting piracy and disputes related to IP

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