Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
3) Evaluate the provisions of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy in India. What are the challenges being faced by it? Suggest measures needed to ensure transparency and enhance protection of the same.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article highlights the urgent need the to address Intellectual Property (IP) concerns. Over the past year, India took steps to address intellectual property challenges and promote IP protection and enforcement. However, many of the actions have not yet translated into concrete benefits for innovators and creators, and long-standing deficiencies persist. India remains one of the world’s most challenging major economies with respect to protection and enforcement of IP.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss in detail the salient features of the current IPR policy of India and what are the challenges it faces and what measures are required to take it further.
Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences. You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming a personal opinion here.
Structure of the answer
write a few introductory lines on the importance of a robust IPR policy.
- Answer should have the following dimensions covered:
- Discuss what is an IPR policy? What are the salient features of India’s IPR regime?
- Explain the specific issues associated, Why India is lagging behind?
- What needs to be done?
- Way forward.
Conclude with significance and what should be the way forward.