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Create, Copy, Disrupt: India's Intellectual Property Dilemmas

Prashant Reddy T. and Sumathi Chandrashekaran


In 1947, a newly independent India was saddled with a host of intellectual property (IP) laws left behind by the British. In the following decades, India broke away from colonial IP legacies, while navigating international treaty negotiations in the light of its redefined national interests. These changes affected ordinary lives—be it through medicines, music, movies, books, food, yoga, or the Internet—but have never been narrated to a larger audience. This book unravels the development of India’s IP law and policy in modern times, in a form and style designed for the general reader. The chapt ... More

Keywords: intellectual property, basmati, Berne Convention, India, pharmaceutical patent, copyright, traditional knowledge, Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), safe harbour, geographical indication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199470662
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470662.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Prashant Reddy T., author
An independent practicing lawyer.

Sumathi Chandrashekaran, author
works in law and public policy in New Delhi.