US to give $250,000 to India for IPR protection training

US to give $250,000 to India for IPR protection training

Washington: The US will provide $250,000 to India for training in protection of intellectual property rights and building IPR criminal enforcement capacity with a focus on the Delhi and Bangalore High Courts.

With a view to enhancing efforts to combat transnational crime, promote the rule of law and the protection of IPR worldwide, the US State Department has approved nine new projects totalling $3 million in anti-crime funds, including one in India.

The projects will enable US law enforcement agencies and diplomatic missions to collaborate in the delivery of international enforcement training and technical assistance programmes on intellectual property rights protection.

“Training assistance to India for $250,000 to build the IPR criminal enforcement capacity of India, with a focus on the New Delhi and Bangalore High Courts has been allocated," the office of the State Department spokesman said in a statement.

Training and technical assistance in the investigation and prosecution of intellectual property crime will be provided to foreign law enforcement partners in nations across the Pacific Rim, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa, the statement said.

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs and the Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs selected the projects after considering input from industry, other federal agencies, our overseas missions, and Congress, it added.