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A Policy Without Intellectual Clarity
The Hindu - BusinessLine (2016)
  • Srividhya Ragavan, Texas A&M University School of Law
It was an event ominously scheduled for Friday, May 13. Titled as the National IPR policy (IP Policy), Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Government of India released the 28 page document that will promote “creative and innovative” India. At first glance, the policy certainly reflects invested effort and interest. Yet, the document begs the question of “why a policy on IPR” and “why now.”

While the effort involved in creating this document is commendable, it leaves much to be desired. For instance, the document’s objective that knowledge should be viewed differently and transformed into IP assets dangerously discounts the need for a robust public domain which is critical to enhance creativity.
  • intellectual property,
  • India
Publication Date
June 2, 2016
Citation Information
Srividhya Ragavan. "A Policy Without Intellectual Clarity" The Hindu - BusinessLine (2016)
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