Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
6. Briefly elucidate upon the steps taken by India for strengthening IPR focused on technology and innovation. (250 words)
Why this question:
Recently the Union Cabinet approved the proposal for Accession of India to the Nice, Vienna and Locarno Agreements, related to the World Intellectual Property
Organization’s (WIPO) international classification systems. Thus the context of the question.
Key demand of the question:
Discuss in detail the steps taken by India to strengthen the IPR that focuses on technology and innovation.
Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
In short discuss what Intellectual Property is.
- First briefly present the IPR scenario in India.
- Then explain the efforts being made – In order to promote Intellectual Property in India Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has taken various initiatives to ensure that intangible assets of the country are adequately protected such as: National IPR Policy 2016, Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), and other various awareness programmes, Filing of Patents and Trademarks applications has been made online. Almost all old Intellectual Property (IP) records have been digitized and new records are digitized immediately. Automated Electronic modules have been adopted to process Patents and Trademarks applications which enabled achieving enhanced speed, accuracy and Transparency etc.
Conclude with way forward.