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India IP Focus 2008

  • India's Customs revolution

    K Balaji Majumdar explains how Indian Customs has improved the way in which it enforces IP at the country's borders

  • India's judicial transformation

    Justice Madan Lokur, a sitting judge at the Delhi High Court, tells Peter Ollier about recent judicial developments in India and explains how IP holders can make better use of the system

  • Developments in the Indian IP landscape

    India's IP landscape is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Dev Robinson and Ranjan Negi of Amarchand Mangaldas, New Delhi, discuss the emerging trends and the dynamic environment

  • Innovation in patent legislation

    India has amended its Patent Act three times in the past decade, and is fast becoming the patent trendsetter of the developing world. Anuradha Salhotra and Nidhi Gupta from Lall Lahiri & Salhotra examine the government’s achievements and what it still has to do

  • Preventing parallel import

    Parallel importation can be a headache for trade mark owners, but India’s legislation adequately protects against it, say lawyers from Singh & Associates, New Delhi

  • Judged by the eye

    A recent case shows that the visual dimension of designs has a vital role to play in litigation and disputes. Ignore this aspect at your peril, say Srinjoy Banerjee and AL Mary, Lex Orbis, New Delhi

  • The wrongs of evergreening

    A recent decision of the Madras High Court has sparked worldwide debate about evergreening. Lawyers from Singh & Associates of New Delhi report on the case

  • Government steps up border enforcement measures

    India's vast size makes border enforcement a tough task. But the government is up to the challenge, say Hemant Singh and Mamta Rani Jha of INTTL Advocare, New Delhi

  • Better for brands to work together

    Because infringers sometimes cooperate, brands must do so, argue Ramesh Babu and Abhai Pandey of Lex Orbis, New Delhi

  • Can your firm keep its secrets?

    It is crucial to have the right protections in place. An effective policy will save money in the long-term, say Rahul Chaudhry and Kajigailiu G Kamei from Lall Lahiri & Salhotra

  • Pharmaceutical firms must show their good will

    Vandana Mamidanna of Anand and Anand, Mumbai, explains why firms must be sensitive to local socio-economic conditions if they really want to protect their patents

  • Government struggles to keep up with cyber-crime

    The high speed of IT developments has made it hard for the government to legislate for the internet. But Dipak Rao and Ravi Singhania of Singhania & Partners argue that it is catching up

  • Knowledge is a tricky business

    It is a challenge for firms to stay ahead in the KPO business. Savi Gupta of Clairvolex, New Delhi, outlines how to succeed

  • The Toshiba spin on trade marks

    Indian courts will not necessarily treat well-known marks better than ordinary ones. But if a mark is invented and famous, and if intention to use can be proved, it will win out, as the Toshiba case proves. Shwetasree Majumder of Anand and Anand reports

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