Living up to its reputation as an IPR savvy state,Kerala once again has taken the lead in formulating a State IPR policy aimed at protecting Traditional Knowledge and allied inventions
Excerpts from the Hindu:
Kerala Government on Saturday approved a state-specific Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy seeking to protect traditional knowledge and inventions.
Disclosing this after a Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan claimed that Kerala was the first state in the country to bring out such a policy.
The crux of the policy was to protect and preserve the intellectual properties of the people ‘which were under assault in the context of globalisation and liberalisation’, he said.