India tries to establish an IPR office in the US model

NEW DELHI: The government said Friday that it is trying to establish a fully computerized system. intellectual property rights office (IPR) in the country, which is similar to the US model. UU.

In response, the trade minister said the government has brought much sanity to the work of eight areas of IPR, whether patent, copyright or trademark.

All these are synergized in one office now. We are in the process of computerizing each process so that people do not have to go to any IPR office.

Across the United States, there is an IPR office and everyone works online, he said, adding: I am trying to develop that module here.

With the proliferation of smartphones across India, the government wants to ensure that rural artisans and artisans participate directly online through videoconferences and receive advice on patent-related issues for free, he said.

The government has already significantly reduced charges for new businesses, artisans and women entrepreneurs, he added.

On the protection of traditional knowledge under the IPR policy of India, Goyal said that it is not only related to traditional medicine but also to traditional cultural expression.

An initial study was conducted to get an idea of ​​what a roadmap should be on this issue, he said, adding that the government is now in the process of developing a much more detailed analysis and preparing a roadmap forward.

On the government's efforts to protect traditional knowledge, the minister said that 3.6 lakh formulations that were part of traditional knowledge have now been made available to 13 patent offices around the world.

Due to which, we were able to save around 236 cases that would otherwise have been patented elsewhere. They were able to deny the patent in different geographies due to our effort to make the world aware that India has a lot of traditional knowledge. he added.

The minister also assured the BJD member that the government will consider protecting traditional culture in IPR policy.

The government is very committed that rural India is committed to the world when it comes to the country's traditional knowledge and culture, he added.