Paris (Agencies): Appreciating India for evolving an effective “competition policy”, a top World Trade Organisation (WTO) officer said the country was making noteworthy efforts to toughen its intellectual property rights (IPR) regime.

WTO Director (Intellectual Property Division) Antony Taubman said that India is a good example in terms of balancing sustainable development measures with Intellectual Property Rights enforcement.

"India is developing a good competition policy. To ensure strong IPR regime, the country has put in very significant resources not just on the legislative side but also on legal and institutional aspects," Taubman told news agencies here.

He remarked that India also has the technology power as well as the platform for innovations that would help in having a good IPR regime.

When asked about India approaching the WTO against the European Union's move to seize drug shipments, he said India has notified a complaint and "consultations" were on. However, he refused to provide further details.

He was in the city to participate in the global congress on combating counterfeiting and piracy.