SpicyIP Tidbit: Comments invited in respect of draft IPR policy

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In early November, we had reported that an IPR think tank has been constituted by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to advise the Government on patent issues and to draft a national IPR policy for India; the think tank constitutes the following persons: Prathiba Singh, senior advocate; Punita Bhargava, advocate, Inventure IP; Unnat Pandit, Cadila Pharmaceuticals; Rajeev Srinivasan, director, Asian school of business; and Narendra Sabharwal, retired DDG, WIPO. The panel would be headed by Justice Prabha Sridevan, a former judge (Madras High Court) and former chairperson of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB).

In pursuance of the proposed draft policy to be framed by the think tank, the Government, vide a notice dated 13th November, has invited comments from the public on the proposed draft IPR policy.

All comments are to be emailed to [email protected] by 30th November, 2014.

H/T: We would like to thank Ms. Jeena for bringing the DIPP notification to our attention.

Devika Agarwal

Devika is a Policy Analyst at Nasscom. She first started writing on Spicy IP in 2013 when she was awarded the Spicy IP Fellowship, which sparked her passion for writing on IP. Devika is interested in copyright and technology law.


  1. Nataraj

    Is there a policy outline as yet? I believe that any exercise in providing comments on a non-existent draft policy document would be an exercise in futility. I may be wrong, but suspect that this is the first time the Government has asked for public comments without providing a framework/talking points/outline for discussion.

  2. Devika Agarwal Post author

    Indeed Sir. It doesn’t make sense to invite comments for a policy, where there is no draft policy available for reference. I do not think that a draft policy is out yet.

  3. Onkar

    Comments are invited with a deadline ( positively 30.11.2014) to the Draft IPR Policy, which is NOT publicly available 🙂 :):)


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