Intellectual Property in India

Overview by Globlatrade.net:
National Organizations
Controller-General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks
Copyright Office
Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Authority
Department of Information Technology
National Intellectual Property Organization (NIPO)
Regional Organizations
None
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
 

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent
 

 

Patents Act, 1970


20 years
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Strasbourg agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Trademark
 
Trade Marks Act, 1999
10 years, renewable every 10 years with a grace period of 6 months for renewal. Trademark Law Treaty
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Design
 

Designs Act, 2000

10 years, renewable for another 5 years.  
Copyright
 

Copyright Act, 1957

60 years, varies for different works.

Berne convention
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
 
Semi-Conductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Act,2000
10 years, non-renewable.  

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