Cabinet nod to India-Sweden MoU on IPRs

Updated on : Aug 16,2017   8:28 pm

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the MoU between India and Sweden on cooperation in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), officials said.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishes a mechanism through which both countries can exchange best practices and work together to better protect intellectual property rights, a government statement said.

"The exchange of best practices between the two countries will lead to improved protection and awareness about India's range of intellectual creations which are as diverse as its people," the statement added.

As per the MoU, a Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) with members from both sides would be formed to decide cooperation activities covering a wide range of areas including exchange of experiences and knowledge on intellectual property among the public, businesses and educational institutions of both countries.

It would also cover cooperation on understanding how traditional knowledge is protected.

The committee would also decide the mechanism for collaboration in training programmes, exchange of experts, technical exchanges and outreach activities.