India Defends TRIPS Compliance, Rejects U.S. Calls for IPR Overhaul

Law360, New York (November 19, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- Indian laws are fully compliant with the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), Foreign Secretary Kanwal Sibal said during the second U.S.-Indian High Technology Cooperation Group conference in New Delhi.

Sibal rejected U.S. concerns about the Indian government's "reluctance" to adopt TRIPS compliant intellectual property legislation, the Hindu newspaper reported.

"TRIPS continues to be a doubt in the minds of people, but facts will prove otherwise. Indian laws are TRIPS compliant, but there is a demand internationally for a stronger...
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