National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy 2016– Creative India; Innovative India (Download PDF)


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“Creative India; Innovative India: रचनात्मक भारत; अभिनव भारत. National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy lays future roadmap for intellectual property in India. It aims to create and exploit synergies between all forms of intellectual property (IP), concerned statutes, and agencies and sets an institutional mechanism for implementation, monitoring, and review.

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  • Create public awareness about the economic, social and cultural benefits of IPRs
  • To stimulate the generation of IP Rs.
  • Strong and effective IPR laws balancing the interests of rights owners with larger public interest.
  • Modernize and strengthen service-oriented IPR administration.
  • Get value for IPRs through commercialization.
  • Strengthen enforcement and adjudicatory mechanisms for combating IPR infringements.
  • Expand human resources, institutions, and capacities for teaching, training, research, and skill building in IP Rs.
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  • Create stable, transparent, and service-oriented IPR administration in the country.
  • Weave in the strengths of the Government, research and development organizations, educational institutions, corporate entities including MSMEs, start-ups and other stakeholders
  • Creation of an innovation-conducive environment
  • India is “The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) ”-compliant with legislative, administrative and judicial framework to safeguard IPRs
  • India’s has full commitment to the Doha Development Agenda and the TRIPS agreement.
  • Need to increase awareness on IPRs in India as a marketable financial asset and economic tool
  • Increase domestic IP filings, as commercialization of patents granted
  • Address innovation and sub-optimal spending on R&D

Vision Statement

  • Creativity and innovation are stimulated by Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual property promotes advancement in science and technology, arts and culture, traditional knowledge and biodiversity resources
  • Knowledge is the main driver of development

Scheme for IPR Awareness – Creative India; Innovative India

  • Launched by Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) under Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
  • Conduct over 4000 IPR awareness workshops/seminars in academic institutions (schools and colleges) and the industry
  • IP training and sensitization programmes for enforcement agencies the judiciary.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 21, 2017

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