Protection of Traditional Knowledge under India's IPR Policy

Commerce and Industry

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT FOR PROMOTION OF INDUSTRY AND INTERNAL TRADE

RAJYA SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO. 201.
TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE 06TH DECEMBER, 2019.

PROTECTION OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE UNDER INDIA'S IPR POLICY

*201. DR. AMAR PATNAIK:

Will the Minister of COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY be pleased to state:

(a) whether studies have been undertaken by Government in the last three years to determine the appropriateness and extent of applying the existing laws to protecting Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions, as per India's Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the initiatives undertaken by Government to nurture Human Capital in relation to intellectual property, as per India's IPR Policy, the details thereof?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
(SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)

(a) to (c ): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

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