[Ip-health] India, Britain sign MoUs on IPR, ease of doing business

Thiru Balasubramaniam thiru at keionline.org
Mon Nov 7 05:28:11 PST 2016


India, Britain sign MoUs on IPR, ease of doing business

By IANS | Updated: Nov 07, 2016, 05.02 PM IST

NEW DELHI: India and Britain on Monday signed memoranda of understanding
(MoUs) on intellectual property rights (IPR) and ease of doing business
following delegation-level talks led by Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and
Theresa May here.

"Advancing business through agreements. The two leaders witness exchange of
MoUs in Intellectual Property and Ease of Doing Business," External Affairs
Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

The MoU on IPR envisages establishing a mechanism for furthering
cooperation between the intellectual property offices of India and Britain
in the field of intellectual property and related information technology
services, according to the External Affairs Ministry.

It will include exchange of best practices, experience and knowledge of
intellectual peoperty awareness among the public, businesses, industry,
research and development organisations and educational institutions, as
well ..

It includes exchange between the officials, sharing of best practices and
technical assistance for effective implementation of the initiatives of GOI
to improve its ranking in the ease of doing business.

Important areas of cooperation include support to businesses and start-ups,
tax administration, re ..

This is May's first bilateral visit outside of Europe since she assumed the
Prime Minister's office in July this year.

She took over the prime ministership after David Cameron resigned following
the historic referendum in June in which Britain voted to exit from the
European Union. Cameron rooted for Britain to stay in the EU.

May's visit comes a little less than a year after Modi's visit to Britain
in November last year.

May, who arrived here late on Sunday night on a three-day official visit to
India, will also visit Bengaluru on Tuesday.

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