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Intellectual Property Enforcement in India

In India there are multiple statues dealing with Intellectual property enforcement and issues. Besides India also follows common law principals in dealing with IP issues:
1.         Trademarks Act, 1999 and Rules there under
2.         Patents Act, 1970 as amended by Patents (Amendments) Act, 2005 and Rules there under
3.         Copyright Act, 1957 and Rules there under
4.         Designs Act, 2000 and Rules there under
5.         Geographical Indication of Goods (Registration & Protection) Act, 1999 and Rules there under
6.         Semiconductor, Integrated Circuit Layout Design Act, 2000 and Rules there under
7.         Plants Varieties Protection and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2000 and Rules there under
8.         Information Technology Act, 2000 and Rules there under
9.         Customs Act, 1962 and Rules there under

Enforcement of Trademark Rights
Before Trademark Registry- Administrative Remedy
Before Courts- Civil Remedy
Before Courts- Criminal Remedy
Procedure and punishment
Confiscation of imported goods bearing counterfeit marks
Enforcement of Patent Rights/ Patent Infringement
Appropriate forum for Patent Dispute
Acts constituting infringement of Patent Right
Defences to Infringement of Patent in India
Acts Constituting Infringement of copyright
Appropriate forum for Design Violation
Test to determine Copyright Violation/ infringement
Before Copyright Registry- Administrative Remedy
Enforcement of Copyright
Piracy of Design
Damages towards piracy of design