Pravin Anand and Raunaq Kamath engage in a broad strokes discussion on the various forms of intellectual property protection in India.
Intellectual property protection in India covers a variety of subject matter including patents, industrial design, copyright, trademark, geographical indications, plant varieties, trade secrets and confidential information. The law on intellectual property is largely codified, except for trade secrets, and confidential information, which are governed by common law principles and law of contract. As India is a common law country, interpretation of the statutes by the courts is an important source of the law and reference to judicial precedents is indispensable for a complete understanding of laws under the Indian legal system.
This chapter was published in The Intellectual Property Review 2016.
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