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Intellectual property protection in India

Intellectual Property in India

1. 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.

International Country Code:  IN

Time Zone:  UTC+05:30                               

Currency:    Indian rupee (INR)

See detailed information about Patent registration in India (non-PCT)

See detailed information about Patent registration in India (PCT national phase)

See detailed information about Trademark registration in India

See detailed information about Industrial Design registration in India

2. IP Legal Base in India

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

3. International organizations/agreements

Washington Treaty on Intellectual Property in Respect of Integrated Circuits
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms 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

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Office of the Controller-General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks
Boudhik Sampada Bhavan
Antop Hill, S.M. Road
Phone: 022-24132735
Fax: 022-24123322
Email: cgoffice-mh@nic.in
The Indian Patent Office also has other offices located in New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.

5. 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 08.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Indian IP Laws