First India-EU IPR Dialogue

The 1st India-EU IPR dialogue has been successfully conducted between the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and the EU Commission. The dialogue was held on January 14.

Key Points

  • The aim of the dialogue was to enhance cooperation in the field of Intellectual Property Rights and strengthen the India-EU relations.
  • The meeting was co-chaired by DPIIT Joint Secretary, Ravinder, and EU’s Head of Unit Investment & Intellectual Property, DG Trade, Carlo Pettinato.
  • India gave an overview of different IPR developments in order to meet the objectives of the National IPR policy 2016.
  • In the meeting, information exchange on specific areas of IP regimes was done.

National IPR policy 2016

The National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy was approved by the Cabinet on May 12, 2016. It is a vision document that brings all IPRs to a single platform.

International Intellectual Property Index 2020

India was ranked 40th on the International Intellectual Property (IP) Index 2020. The index was released by the Global Innovation Policy Center of the US Chamber of Commerce. The index was topped by the United States.