May 13, 2016

U.S. Chamber on Release of India’s Intellectual Property Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) Executive Director of International Intellectual Property, Patrick Kilbride, issued the following statement marking the release of India’s National Intellectual Property Rights Policy:

“We hope today’s announcement is a precursor to the concrete, structural changes that are necessary if India is to implement a strong IP-led innovation model. We welcome the government’s understanding that India’s innovative economy requires effective IP protection and hope this commitment will lead to decisive legal reforms. India must provide enhanced certainty for the rights of innovators in line with international best practice. We will be carefully reviewing this policy to determine whether this document creates the foundation for such steps. Regardless, IP will continue to be a central issue for any discussions between India and the international business community.”

The Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center is working around the world to champion intellectual property (IP) rights as vital to creating jobs, saving lives, advancing global economic growth, and generating breakthrough solutions to global challenges.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

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