India became a member of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 1975. India has been a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) since 1995. Pursuant to its obligations under the TRIPs Agreement, the Indian Parliament introduced various amendments in the Indian Patent Act and the corresponding Patent Rules. All Indian IP related laws are WIPO and TRIPS compliant and the Government has taken a comprehensive set of initiatives to streamline the intellectual property administration in the country in view of its strategic significance. In the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the office of the 'Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM)' has been set up under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). A range of statutory, civil, criminal and administrative laws are in place to support IP rights holders. As part of the ‘Make in India’ campaign, there is renewed focus on improving India’s IP regime to best in the world standards by establishing an IP regime which maximizes the incentive for generation and protection of intellectual property for all type of inventors.
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