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Govt proposes to significantly reduce fees for IPRs

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has proposed to reduce fees for various intellectual property rights like patents and designs for micro, small and medium enterprises and startups to promote innovation. Reduction in IPR Fees The fees for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and startups for filing of patent applications will be reduced to ..

India remains on USTR’s ‘Priority Watch List’

The United States has again placed India on its ‘Priority Watch List’, claiming lack of sufficient improvements to its Intellectual Property framework on long-standing and new challenges, which has affected American right holders over the last year. The office of the US Trade Representative identified 11 countries, including India, in its ‘Priority Watch List’. China ..

United States tops 2018 report on patents filed by members of WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has recently released the 2018 report on patents filed by members of its Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The United Nations (UN) data shows the United States remained the leading individual country for patent applications in 2018. But on a regional basis, Asia’s surge continued. It’s a sign of innovation ..

India ranked 36th at 2019 US Chambers International IP Index

The Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) of the US Chambers of Commerce has recently released its International IP Index for Year 2019. In it, India has moved up 8 places to rank 36th among 50 economies in the 2019 Index.The improvement reflects important reforms implemented by Indian policymakers towards building and sustaining an innovation ecosystem ..

China Tops Patent Application List Worldwide

For the fifth consecutive year, China has topped the world’s patent application list. It has become the first country in the world to file 1 million patent applications in a single year. This was disclosed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) during the launch of its report, “World Intellectual Property Indicators“. With this China is driving ..