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India IP Focus 2005

  • Looking after India's biodiversity

    Two years ago India passed a law to create the National Biodiversity Authority, a body given the daunting task of protecting the country's extensive biodiversity resources and ensuring that any commercial exploitation benefits local communities. NBA secretary Krishnamoorthy Venkataraman talked to MIP about the challenges ahead

  • India takes a step forward in IP protection

    India's courts have handed down a steady stream of IP-friendly decisions over the past year, from domain name and phishing cases to counterfeiting and copyright. Vaishali Mittal and Munish Mehra of Anand and Anand explain how the lawsuits have transformed India's IP litigation landscape

  • What the new patent regime means in practice

    India's latest amendment to its Patent Act revolutionized the country's IP regime by introducing a product patent for pharmaceuticals. Ahibhusan De and Uma Baskaran of Krishna and Saurastri explain what the new rules mean in practice

  • India's patent law – is it TRIPs compliant?

    India recently passed a series of significant amendments to its patent law to meet its WTO obligations. But has it done enough? Manisha Singh of Lex Orbis looks at the facts

  • The moral of Amarnath Sehgal's mural

    One artist's determination to fight for the moral rights of his work has set new precedents in the area of copyright law. Binny Kalra and Shwetasree Majumdar of Anand and Anand discuss the implications of the case

  • How the courts can help fight fakes

    India's court system provides an array of remedies for trade mark owners seeking to enforce their IP rights. Man Mohan Singh and Surinder Singh of Man Mohan Singh Associates explain how launching a lawsuit, backed up by administrative action, can help tackle counterfeiting

  • India's biotech and software renaissance

    India's burgeoning biotechnology and IT industries have helped revitalize the country's economy. Shardul S Shroff and Dev Robinson from the law firm of Amarchand Mangaldas explain how the legal landscape has changed


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