082 - Issues Relating to Intellectual Property Rights

There is a need for realizing projects under ‘open source’ license for the welfare of society at large. Critically examine the above statement in the context of intellectual property rights.

Intellectual Property Rights provide protection to innovation – in products, processes, etc to incentivize investments and outputs in innovation. India’s IPR policy provides overarching framework for same. Open source licence, refers to making innovation public, at no cost to all. Advantages: Enhanced public welfare, as more and more companies and processes can use the innovations ..


“The ministry of agriculture’s draft licensing guidelines released in May 2016 have adverse implications for Intellectual Property in seed and bio-tech industry. Examine.

The draft guidelines sought to regulate the price of Bt cotton seeds, and the terms of licensing of the technology to anyone interested in producing the seed. There are several issues with the new new price control regime. For example, it could discourage the technology holder from introducing the new variety because development of new ..


While the National IPR {Intellectual Property Rights} policy has tried to address a number of gaps in India's IPR system, it has number of flaws. Discuss.

The National IPR Policy addresses gap in current IPR system by creating synergy between all forms of intellectual property, concerned statutes and agencies. Its seeks to bring India’s IP regime on par with global standards and help improve its ranking in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index. Further: It will cut the time ..