'India needs an Intellectual Property Rights friendly culture'
Feb 28, 2014
Source : The Times of India


AHMEDABAD: Microsoft (India) has established the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) chair at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) about which the software giant had made an announcement recently. In an effort to raise awareness about IPR laws in India, Microsoft and GNLU will collaborate on research in the field and organize seminars on IPR for the next five years.

"India has changed several IP rules in the last 10 years. They are now among the most forward-looking in the world. But we need to create a culture that will adopt these laws," said Vipin Aggarwal, senior attorney and director, IP, legal and corporate affairs, Microsoft India. The newly established department will have one full-time professor, a research associate and an administrative secretariat.

Bimal Patel, director, GNLU, said, "The availability of funding from Microsoft will augment academic partnerships with institutions of governance, judiciary and the economy. It will help us become more competitive and attract the right talent for our academic projects."

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