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Groundhog Day Comes Early in Geneva, Let’s Hope for Spring

Groundhog Day Comes Early in Geneva, Let’s Hope for Spring

Groundhog Day has arrived early this year. And from the looks of what appears to be taking shape at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Executive Board (EB) discussions later this month, winter just doesn’t want to end. One could have hoped that incoming WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus would breathe new life and […]

Learn from the Experts: GIPC’s 11th Annual USPTO IP Attaché Roundtable

Learn from the Experts: GIPC’s 11th Annual USPTO IP Attaché Roundtable

Intellectual property (IP) protections play an essential role in advancing economies, creating jobs, protecting consumers, and inspiring solutions to global challenges. Countries around the world are investing in their IP systems to strengthen IP protections and inspire innovative growth. GIPC is at the forefront of the fight for a higher global IP standard. That’s why […]

Do stay innovative, Prabhuji

Do stay innovative, Prabhuji

This article was originally published in the Economic Times on October 24, 2017. This week will signal a milestone in setting the course for US-India trade relations. Tomorrow, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet his Indian counterpart, commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu, in Washington for the 11th round of the US-India Trade Policy Forum (TPF). […]

The Role of Intellectual Property in NAFTA Modernization

The Role of Intellectual Property in NAFTA Modernization

This article was originally published on Above the Fold on September 18, 2017. North America is having a political moment. Parties are not just polarized, but at times seem worlds apart. How leaders in North America react to the current paradigm will shape the future of the region for years. The decisions we make on […]

Strong IP standards can lead to innovation, which, in turn, can lead to jobs and growth

Strong IP standards can lead to innovation, which, in turn, can lead to jobs and growth

This article was originally published in the Economic Times on September 14, 2017. When it comes to promoting innovation, India is already taking the lead among emerging economies. Earlier this year, GoI launched the India Innovation Index, which ranks its states on innovation through an online portal. Then, in June, it unveiled an action plan for […]