A step by government to strengthen IPR regime: official

Government has taken a series of measures, including reducing the number of forms for trademarks and patents, to further strengthen the country’s intellectual property rights (IPR) regime, a top government official said on Tuesday.

Secretary in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Anurag Jain also said several steps have been taken to enhance innovation and the knowledge economy.

“We have the third largest start up ecosystem…We have reached a level of 80 start-ups being registered every day in our country, which is the highest in the world,” he said here at a conference.

“It (Internet Protocol) has been included in the course of NCERT. There is a lot of engagement with colleges. We have set up 18 IPR chairs, and 135 IPR cells have been created in various colleges and universities,” Mr Jain added.