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Intellectual property protection in India

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India general info

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. Bounded by the Indian Ocean to the south, the Arabian Sea to the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal to the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west, China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast, and Burma and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; in addition, India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.


IP Legal Base in India

Patents Act
Patents Rules
Designs Act
Designs Rules
Trade Marks Act
Geographical Indications of Goods Act
Copyright Act
Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Act
Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act


International organizations/agreements

Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
WIPO Copyright Treaty


Patent Office Contact Details

Office of the Controller-General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks
Boudhik Sampada Bhavan
Antop Hill, S.M. Road
Phone: +91-22-24159196
The Indian Patent Office also has other offices located in New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, and Ahmedabad (Trademark Registry only).


IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in India are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by Vutts & Associates on 08.02.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Indian IP Laws