For the first time, a National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy has been announced by the Government of India. The present IP Policy aims to integrate IP as a policy and strategic tool in national development plans. It foresees a coordinated and integrated development of IP system in India and the need for a holistic approach to be taken on IP legal,administrative,institutional and enforcement related matters. The Policy lays down seven objectives. The Policy document is available at http://dipp.nic.in/English/Schemes/Intellectual_Property_Rights/National_IPR_Policy_08.08.2016.pdf
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) is the nodal point to coordinate, guide and oversee implementation and future development of IPRs in India.