UK Overseas Intellectual Property Attaché Network

UK Overseas Intellectual Property Attaché Network Thinking of doing business in South East Asia, China, Brazil and India? Help and advice is available through our intellectual property liaison officers.
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Source code: PharmaSecure goes mobile in battle against fake drugs | Esha Chhabra

An initiative allowing the provenance of medicines to be verified using mobile technology is taking aim at the illegal drug tradeCounterfeit drugs affected people in 124 countries in 2011. Among them was India, where 20% of the drugs on the market are fake, according to the World Health Organisation.It’s a global war, hitting the developing […]
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Land famine threatens Delhi’s colonial heritage of Lutyens architecture

Indian authorities propose high-rise homes in area of 1920s and 30s bungalows designed by Edwin LutyensIt was built as the capital of the jewel in the imperial crown and has survived monsoons, droughts, riots, communist politicians and acid rain.But now some of the stunning architecture of “Lutyens’ Delhi”, nearly 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) of government […]
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Novartis patent ruling a victory in battle for affordable medicines

Had Novartis won, it would have set a precedent for patenting of other medicines in India, delaying their reaching the poorThe battle for affordable, life-saving medicines for poor countries was once waged on first-world city streets with banners and placards. But for some years now it has been a long-hard legal slog in offices and […]
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Novartis denied cancer drug patent in landmark Indian case

Supreme court ruling paves way for generic companies to make cheap copies of Glivec in the developing worldThe Indian supreme court has refused to allow one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies to patent a new version of a cancer drug, a decision campaigners hailed as a major step forward in enabling poor people to […]
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2011 census data – key points

England and Wales 2011 census figures on religion, ethnicity, living arrangements and economic activity published – here are the main findings• 2011 census: key statistics (pdf)The Office for National Statistics released its second set of findings from the 2011 census (pdf) for England and Wales this morning, covering religion, ethnicity, living arrangements and economic activity, […]
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What will London gain from Boris Johnson’s trip to India?

The London mayor’s upcoming trade-promoting visit will be worthwhile if resulting economic growth benefits Londoners as a whole. But will it?Mayor Johnson is off to India this weekend to tell its brain boxes and business chiefs what a marvellous place London is to live and invest in. When asked for details about the excursion – […]
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Why David Cameron is doing business with India’s ‘modern-day Nero’ | Aditya Chakrabortty

Britain has boycotted Narendra Modi for years – but now the government has brought him in from the coldHere are two stories about Britain’s relations with India, both from the past month. One has been rinsed in the news cycle dozens of times; the other barely got a once-over. Yet it’s the obscure story that […]
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PPI claims handling is the banking’s latest growth area

Barclays now has 3,400 staff in eight centres in the UK and two in India tackling claims for PPI, officially the most complained about product in historyThe agent in the Barclays call centre scrutinised the claims form submitted by a customer who took out a loan in 2002 and started to conclude that the bank […]
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