The Centre for IPR Promotion and Management (hereinafter referred to as the ‘CIPAM’) on January 24, 2018, released two reports titled ‘Intellectual Property Rights Regime In India- Initiatives by the Government’ and ‘Intellectual Property Rights Regime In India- An Overview’. The reports ‘Intellectual Property Rights Regime in India- an Overview’ discuss at length about the important trends and extraordinary features in the year 2017 related to different aspects of IPR. Highlights of this report were the discussions on access to healthcare, the impact of TRIPS measures for data exclusivity and patent linkages on public health in India and the global trend of compulsory licensing.
The report ‘Intellectual Property Rights Regime in India- Initiatives by the Government’ threw light on the steps and legal reforms that the Indian Government is taking to improve the IPR regime of the country. The report also mentions the trends, statistics and data related to filing and enforcement, and the strong steps that Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion has taken to improve the IPR system with respect to openness and transparency in administrative working.