India remains on U.S. Priority Watch List

News:The US has again placed India on the Priority Watch List for lack of sufficient measurable improvements to its Intellectual Property framework that have negatively affected American right holders over the past year. Facts: Priority Watch List and Watch List countries are identified by the annual Special 301 Report. Priority Watch list countries -These are… Continue reading India remains on U.S. Priority Watch List

DPIIT launches website and mobile app for IPR

News:Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade(DPIIT) has launched the website and mobile application L2Pro India on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). Facts: About L2Pro: L2 Pro stands for Learn to Protect, Secure and Maximize Your Innovation. The website and app have been developed by Cell for IPR Promotion and Management(CIPAM) in collaboration with Qualcomm… Continue reading DPIIT launches website and mobile app for IPR

Defence Ministry signs MoU with IPFC and NRDC

Defence Ministry has signed an MOU with the Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell(IPFC) and National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) in connection to the mission Raksha Gyan Shakti. The MoU aims to bridge the capacity shortfall and provide a major fillip to the ongoing efforts of the Defence Ministry towards promoting a culture of Innovation and Intellectual… Continue reading Defence Ministry signs MoU with IPFC and NRDC

Potato farmers cry foul as PepsiCo sues them

Farmers groups has asked for Central government intervention to protect farmers in Gujarat against whom PepsiCo India has filed lawsuits.PepsiCo had sued farmers for growing a variety of potato to which it had the exclusive rights.The potatoes are used by PepsiCo to produce potato chips. Earlier,on a suit filed by PepsiCo,the Ahmedabad civil court had… Continue reading Potato farmers cry foul as PepsiCo sues them