India on US Watchlist for IPR Protection

Published on April 29, 2022
Current Context: USTR has placed India on the watchlist for IPR Protection.
India on US Watchlist for IPR Protection
  • Intellectual Property Rights are related to the original rights of the manufacturer/Innovator upon their products/innovations. India’s IPR ecosystem has not been up to the mark. Against USA’s 2,50,000 Patents every year, India files only 22,000 Patents a year.
  • US Trade Representative has placed India on a watchlist along with Russia and China. This is meant to keep a check on Indian products. It may hamper the Indian export to the US market as well.
  • India is a signatory to the following
  1. WIPO Performance and phonograms Treaty
  2. WIPO Copyright Treaty
  3. Nice Agreement 2019


Q.1 Which of the following countries has placed India on the IPR watchlist?
a. Pakistan
b. Germany
c. Russia
d. USA

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