India IP Overview

Intellectual property protection in India includes patents, industrial design, copyright, trademark, geographical indications, plant varieties, trade secrets and confidential information. Intellectual property law is largely codified, except for trade secrets and confidential information, which are governed by common law principles and the law of contract. As India is a common law country, interpretation of the statutes by the courts is important and reference to judicial precedents is indispensable for a complete understanding of the law.

The key statutes on intellectual property in India are: the Patent Law, the Biodiversity Law, the Plant Variety and Farmers Rights Protection Act, the Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Layout Design Law, the Design Law, the Trademark Law, the Copyright Law, the Geographical Indications Products Act and the Information Technology Act.
 
 


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