Earlier this month, the Union government passed the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance to eliminate several appellate bodies, one of which is the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB). The stated reason for the ordinance is to streamline the appeals process. In this episode, Mihir Mahajan speaks to Pranay Kotasthane about the implications of this move on India’s intellectual property protection regime.
IPAB Power and Constitution: https://www.mondaq.com/india/trademark/611548/the-intellectual-property-appellate-board-power-constitution
Indian Patents Act: https://ipindia.gov.in/acts-patents.htm
IPAB To Be or Not To Be: https://mailchi.mp/742ab19cccee/letter-from-india
Privatising Film Certification: Towards a Modern Film Rating Regime, A Takshashila Discussion Document: http://takshashila.org.in/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/TPA-Privatising-Film-Certification-MC-AA-SP-SG-2016-03.pdf
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