Women in Intellectual Property Addressing the Gender Gap

  • Vishwom S Revankar
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  • Vishwom S Revankar

    Student at Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies, India

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Intellectual Property Rights fosters innovation, creativity and economic growth. We have witnessed the enormous contribution of IP towards the global trade, economy and development. With the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution, there has been a paradigm shift in the technology and digital space. This era symbolizes the manifestation of the omnipotence of human mindscape, and the coming age marks the absolute transformation in IP. Throughout history, both men and women have transformed the world with their vision and industry. Yet women remain far under-represented in the domain of intellectual creation. Women have been subject to mass discrimination, bias, and stereotypes, and history is the evidence. It is not because they are incompetent or inept but because of the prevailing stereotype and male dominance. With the leap of civilization, women have found a better place for themselves and established their prominence in every sphere. The goal still needs to be achieved; inequality prevails at a considerably larger rate. “The embryonic and foundational waves of feminism paved the path to proving the potential of women. But today, at the outset of this modern era, this potential needs to be transformed into total gender parity”. This paper shall effectively examine the problem of gender inequality in the domain of innovation, creativity, development, and intellectual property. It attempts to address the menace of gender inequality and assess the causes. It also shall outline effective solutions with reference to practical case studies and analyse the status quo. A prospective goal and its implication on the world IP scenario will be produced, highlighting the radical changes and transformation which shall be achieved with the attainment of gender parity.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 6, Page 342 - 354

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113792

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