On almost all the IPRs discussed, negotiations are afoot in various international fora. There is current debate on patenting of life forms, whether access to medicines through Doha declaration has been achieved, etc. Other issues of concern are biodiversity and its link with sui generic systems of plant protection and technology transfer.
There is also debate on whether to extend enhanced protection for geographical indications beyond wines and spirits. Internet access and sharing of electronic files has questioned some of the established rules in copyright. On all these issues India needs to examine world trends and proactively develop informed policy interventions.
IPR – Ipr stands for Intellectual property rights. It can be defined as the rights given to people over the creations of their minds. They usually give the creator an exclusive right over the use of his/her creations for a certain period of time.