TRIPS Current Affairs, GK & News

India at WTO- Proposes for TRIPS Waiver

India has made a fresh proposal at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for the establishing the mechanism of true vaccine internationalism. India has also warned developed nations who are blocking proposal of temporary waiver of the intellectual property obligations. Highlights India warned them that even if they vaccinate all the citizens, they will be at ..

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WTO to consider India’s proposal on TRIPS waiver on Covid-19 Vaccines

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is under pressure to consider the India’s proposal of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) waiver on Covid-19 vaccines. Key Points Pressure increased on WTO after several European Union lawmakers and group of least developed countries (LDC) provided their support to India’s proposal of waiving the TRIPS on vaccines. ..

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WHO backs India’s proposal against “COVID-19 Vaccine Nationalism”

Early in October, 2020, India and South Africa urged the TRIPS Council of the World Health Organization to waive certain rules to scale-up research, development, manufacturing and supply of medical products to fight against COVID-19. This has been backed by the World Health Organization. Highlights India and South Africa had proposed to ease international and ..

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India-Denmark sign Memorandum of Understanding on Intellectual Property Cooperation

On September 26, 2020, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs signed Memorandum of Understanding on Intellectual Property Cooperation. Highlights The countries signed the agreement on the following To exchange experiences, best practices and knowledge of IP awareness among businesses, public, research and educational ..

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Darjeeling Green Tea & White Tea receive GI Tag

On November 16, 2019, two tea varieties of Darjeeling were registered under “Geographical Indication of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999”. It includes Green Tea and White Tea of Darjeeling. Darjeeling Tea Darjeeling produces 85 lakh kilograms of tea. Of this Green Tea constitutes 10 lakh kilo grams and White Tea constitutes 1 lakh kilo ..

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