Free trade negotiations with India: substantial improvements in the protection of intellectual property are required
The negotiations for the conclusion of a free trade agreement with India faltered at the end of 2011. As was the case previously, there continued to be significant differences of opinion regarding the extent of the customs reductions, agricultural concessions, protection of intellectual property as well as the opening of the market for services. scienceindustries continues to prominently call for improvements to the protection of intellectual property. In particular, importing should count as an exercise of the patent.