It is a pleasure for me to share that India Council on Competitiveness is continuously expanding its efforts in doing research and generating oppurtune ideas, which would help the policy makers to come out with viable solutions eventually leading to the growth of the nation. Working towards its commitments, Council is intensifying its agenda to drive the competitiveness of India by firmly talking about key areas on various platforms. Some of the engagements done are listed below.
1. Working paper on India’s Intellectual Property Rights with NBR
Taking the ongoing debate on ‘India’s Innovation and IP Policies’ to the next level, Council recently published a working paper with The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). The paper titled ‘Intellectual Property Rights in India:Innovation and Competitiveness in the Indian Context’ looks at the broad contours of India’s current intellectual property rights (IPR) regime. It validates the link between innovation and competitiveness at a national level and focuses on the need to understand the dynamics of innovation at a subnational level. It also offers an assessment of the current situation as well as scenarios for continued advancement.
The paper looks at the overarching laws and protections afforded to specific types of IP in India. It examines the present scenario, both theoretically as well as through data and analysis, to provide a quick assessment of India’s present IPR regime. Also, bringing to light a case study of fostering innovation in India’s pharmaceutical sector. The paper lastly concludes by putting forth solutions for removing bottlenecks and helping India to create a more robust and stable IPR regime.