Sakshi 46 Questions 34 Answers 26 Best Answers 233 Points View Profile Sakshi Asked: December 17, 20202020-12-17T23:43:05+05:30 2020-12-17T23:43:05+05:30In: UPSC PRELIMS What is Compulsory Licensing in patents? Explain Compulsory Licensing and its conditions! copyright lawpatents Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Sagar 31 Questions 177 Answers 34 Best Answers 572 Points View Profile Best Answer Sagar 2020-12-18T00:36:26+05:30Added an answer on December 18, 2020 at 12:36 am Compulsory licencing is when, without the permission of the patent owner or intentions to use the patent-protected invention itself a government permits someone else to manufacture a patented product or process. It is one of the flexibilities in patent security contained in the TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) Provision of the WTO Agreement on Intellectual Property. However a number of requirements for the issue of compulsory licences are specified in the TRIPS Agreement. Nationally, the Indian Patents Act, 1970, governs compulsory licencing. Conditions to be followed:- A compulsory licence is issued only if one of the following three requirements is fulfilled:- 1)The fair public obligation with respect to the patented invention is not met. 2)The patented technology is not available at a relatively reasonable price to the public. 3)That the patented invention does not work in India. 2 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions Tell us about the Industrial Relations Bill, 2015. Tell us about The Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill.