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9th January 2017 Mumbai, India

Dr Michael Messenger

Head of the Leeds Centre for Personalised Medicine and Health

Exploring precision medicine at the India-UK Tech Summit

Dr Michael Messenger (Mike), Head of the Leeds Centre for Personalised Medicine and Health, was in India in November 2016. Leeds is one of the leading centres of excellence designated by the UK Precision Medicine Catapult (PMC) and is taking a whole-system city wide approach to bring the benefits of precision medicine and health to its population, […]

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2nd January 2017 Delhi, India

Anshika Jha

by Anshika Jha

UK Intellectual Property Office’s (UK IPO) Attaché

How do you put a monetary value on a brand?

UK IPO is partnering with leading Indian intellectual property (IP) law firm Anand and Anand to study brand valuation and IP commercialisation in India.  The methodology behind putting a value to a brand – in monetary terms – is still in the stages of being studied and understood not just in India, but around the […]

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13th December 2016 Delhi, India

Anshika Jha

by Anshika Jha

UK Intellectual Property Office’s (UK IPO) Attaché

UK IP enforcement – Sharing best practices

The UK Intellectual Property Office’s Intelligence Hub Head – Huw Watkins – led discussions with officials of the Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police on intellectual property infringement practices.  The discussions covered prevalent modes of infringement, tracking the source of fake goods, prominent fake goods routes and how UK IPO’s Enforcement Directorate works to […]

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17th November 2016 Delhi, India

Anshika Jha

by Anshika Jha

UK Intellectual Property Office’s (UK IPO) Attaché

UK and India sign MoU on Intellectual Property Cooperation

November 7, 2016 marked the cementing of bilateral cooperation between the UK and India on intellectual property (IP) matters.  The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) and India’s Department for Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at undertaking bilateral activities to enhance and strengthen our respective IP systems.   The […]

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5th October 2016 Mumbai, India

Vijay Iyer

by Vijay Iyer

Senior Science & Innovation Adviser

Personalised medicine and you!

What if you were prescribed treatment based on your genetic makeup, environment and lifestyle? This is already a reality and the practice is called precision medicine or personalised medicine. Essentially, this means your genes determine the treatment you receive. The treatment is, of course, based on the results of a slew of diagnostic tests which […]

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1st August 2016 Delhi, India

Anshika Jha

by Anshika Jha

UK Intellectual Property Office’s (UK IPO) Attaché

Dismantling India’s National IP Policy

India’s first National Intellectual Property Policy is a comprehensive vision document that aspires for an India where “creativity and innovation are stimulated by IP for the benefit of all”.  Not enforceable in courts of law in itself, it will guide future policy-making on everything intellectual property related in India. It sets out 7 objectives, and […]

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14th July 2016 Delhi, India

Anshika Jha

by Anshika Jha

UK Intellectual Property Office’s (UK IPO) Attaché

Indian industry roundtable on National IP Policy

It is unusual for July and August to be packed with activity in the IP World in India.  Things typically quiet down after the flurry of activity around World IP Day, but the Indian IP circuit has been abuzz with roundtables, workshops and conferences on the recently released National IP Policy. The Department of Industrial […]

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27th May 2016 Delhi, India

Anshika Jha

by Anshika Jha

UK Intellectual Property Office’s (UK IPO) Attaché

ASSOCHAM summit on making India entrepreneurial, creative & innovative

Last week, I was invited to share experiences on how the UK links intellectual property rights with increased innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth at ASSOCHAM’s 2nd ICI Summit.  The theme of the event was ‘India: Entrepreneurial, Creative & Innovative’.  The highlight of the conference was the Chief Guest’s address by Mr. YS Chowdhary, Hon’ble Minister […]

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11th May 2016 Delhi, India

Anshika Jha

by Anshika Jha

UK Intellectual Property Office’s (UK IPO) Attaché

IP smart toolkit for doing business in India launched

British Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai, Bharat Joshi, launched a toolkit to guide foreign companies through an “IP smart” approach to doing business in India on 20 April 2016 in Chennai. The launch has been reported widely by local press. The toolkit is the result of a research project undertaken by IP Dome Strategy Advisors, […]

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2nd May 2016 Delhi, India

Anshika Jha

by Anshika Jha

UK Intellectual Property Office’s (UK IPO) Attaché

Free online course on copyright awareness launched on World IP Day

The UK Intellectual Property Office supported the Association of Publishers of India in the creation of an awareness booklet and free online course on copyright. The toolkit (booklet and 15-minute course) was launched at an event organised by FICCI on 25 April to celebrate World IP Day. The toolkit was conceived as a key step […]

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