Anshika Jha

Anshika Jha

UK Intellectual Property Office’s (UK IPO) Attaché

Part of Prosperity India

11th May 2016 Delhi, India

IP smart toolkit for doing business in India launched

IP smart toolkit launch in Chennai

Bharat Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner launching ToolkitBritish 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, with support from the UK Intellectual Property Office.  It was conceived as a tool to guide British and other foreign companies entering India, understand the IP strategy that is best suited to their size, needs and priorities in India.

Recognising that protecting IP remains an important challenge for businesses, and stressing on the importance of IP for the UK, the Deputy High Commissioner said, “The UK’s total investment in IP rights – patents, designs, copyright and trademarks – runs at over 4% of our GDP. In 2011 we invested almost half as much on intangible assets, including IP, as on tangible assets – £127 billion on intangible assets, compared with £88 billion on tangible assets.  That’s why intellectual property matters.” Panel Discussion moderated by Prof. Vivekanandan (second from right)

The launch event was widely attended by Indian and UK companies, entrepreneurs, researchers, SMEs and IP consultants.  While Swapna Sundar (CEO IP Dome) explained the contents of the toolkit; a panel discussion moderated by Professor VC Vivekanadan (MHRD Chair NALSAR Law University) focused on the current IP scenario in India and key IP issues faced in IP different sectors.

So here’s presenting you the toolkit!  Hope it helps you better understand how best to manage your IP in India.

1 comment on “IP smart toolkit for doing business in India launched

Comments are closed.

About Anshika Jha

Anshika Jha has been the UK Intellectual Property Office’s (UK IPO) Attaché in India, based at the British High Commission in New Delhi, since May 2012. She works to strengthen…

Anshika Jha has been the UK Intellectual Property Office’s (UK IPO) Attaché in India, based at the British High Commission in New Delhi, since May 2012. She works to strengthen the partnership between the governments of the UK and India on matters relating to intellectual property protection. A major part of her role is also providing practical, on-the-ground support and advice to UK businesses with any IP-related issues they face in India.

She is a dual qualified lawyer – being a Solicitor in England and Wales and an Advocate in India. She earned her Masters in Law from the University of Oxford; and had professional stints in PricewaterhouseCoopers, Slaughter and May (London magic circle law firm) and Remfry & Sagar (IP law firm in Delhi).

Follow Anshika