2017 JIPA Representatives' visit to IndiaDuring February 5 to 9, 2017, JIPA Asia Project sent a 7-membered representative delegation led by Managing Director Mr. BEKKU (Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.) to the following Indian IP-related organizations. The purpose of the delegation was to make proposals and requests for the improvement in IP-related issues in India collected from JIPA members. This was the seventh consecutive delegation to India in response to a recent growing interest in the country.
VisitedDelhi Patent Office, Ministry of Commerce and Industry Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (MCIDIPP), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), India IPG, and RNA IP Attorneys
In the Delhi Patent Office, we requested them to relax the obligation of submission of information on foreign patent applications and to improve the examination guidelines for computer-related inventions. We also interviewed them about how they responded to a large number of abandonments of trademark applications occurring last year.
In the MCIDIPP, we asked for improvement in inconvenience of the requirements of the expedited examination system and acceleration of trademark examination and opposition procedures delayed for a long time.
Furthermore, in the CDSCO, we planned to make requests for a data exclusivity system of drugs and introduction of a patent linkage system, but we only shared the recognition as they said "such policies will be dealt with in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry."
In RNA IP Attorneys, we obtained recent IP statistics and information on typical judicial precedents as well as information on the Commercial Division and the Commercial Courts that we first planned to visit.
IP users currently have several difficulties on India business, but interest in IP is increasing in the country every year with recent economic cooperation between Japan and India. We felt that it is necessary to ask for improvement in the circumstances by clarifying a long-term policy aiming at reform of legislation and a short-term policy that solves the problems based on the interpretation and the implementation of the existing laws.
- Delhi Patent Office
- City of Delhi
- India IPG
- RNA IP Attorneys