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Intellectual Property Rights

Asha Vijay Durafe Dhanashree K. Toradmalle

ISBN: 9789390395910

220 pages

INR 399


This book, Intellectual Property Rights, systematically discusses how to file and protect different forms of the Intellectual Property and the allied techno-legal terms. It combines the basic concepts of all types of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), their registration processes and enforcement rules. This book acts as a ready reckoner not only for students but also for instructors as it covers various aspects of IPR. The book is designed with substantial pedagogy, and the reader does not have to refer to multiple books for a single course with multiple dimensions.

Chapter 1 Components of IPR and Their Importance

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Concept and Meaning of IPR

1.3 General Principles of IPR

1.4 Need for Intellectual Property

1.5 Different Categories of IPR Instruments

1.6 Importance of IPR in Modern Economic Environment


Chapter 2 Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Factors that Create and Sustain Counterfeiting/Piracy

2.3 International Agreements/International Conventions, Treaties: WIPO

2.4 International Treaties on IPR

2.5 International Treaties on Patent

2.6 International Treaties on Trademark

2.7 International Treaties on Copyright and Related Rights

2.8 International Treaties on Industrial Design and Integrated Circuit

2.9 International Law Relating to Cybercrimes

2.10 International Organizations Active in IPR Enforcement

2.11 Introduction to Indian Scenario of IPR

2.12 The Origins of IP

2.13 Overview of IP Laws in India

2.14 Indian IPR Administrative Machinery

2.15 Major International Treaties Signed by India

2.16 Enforcement of IPR at National Level


Chapter 3 Emerging Issues in Intellectual Property Rights

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Challenges for IP in Digital Economy

3.3 Challenges for IP in E-Commerce

3.4 Challenges for IP in Human Genome

3.5 Challenges for IP in Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge

3.6 The Impact of the Internet on IPR

3.7 Abuse of IP


Chapter 4 Basics of Patents

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Definition of Patents

4.3 Scope of Patent Law

4.4 Historical overview of the Patents Law in India

4.5 Conditions of Patentability

4.6 Patentable and Non-Patentable Inventions

4.7 Types of Patent Applications

4.8 Process Patent and Product Patent

4.9 Precautions while Patenting

4.10 Types of Patent Specification

4.11 Disclosures and Non-Disclosures

4.12 Some Grounds for Opposition

4.13 The Notion of ‘Abuse’ of Patent Rights


Chapter 5 Patent Filing and Patent Search

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Procedure for Filing a Patent

5.3 The Indian Patent Act, 1970

5.4 Patent Drafting and Its Components

5.5 Procedure of Granting Patents

5.6 Rights and Liabilities of Patentees

5.7 Restoration of Lapsed Patents

5.8 Surrender and Revocation of Patents

5.9 Patent Infringement: Remedies

5.10 Patent Litigation

5.11 Patent Publication, Time Frame and Cost

5.12 Patent Licensing

5.13 Patent Databases and Patent Search with Important Websites

5.14 Searching International Databases


Chapter 6 Copyright

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Copyright: An Overview

6.3 Indian Copyright Act, 1957

6.4 Process of Filing a Copyright

6.5 Assignment and License

6.6 Infringement

6.7 Related or Neighbouring Rights

6.8 Copyright and Digital Media


Chapter 7 Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Historical Background of Law of GIs of India

7.3 Meaning/ Definition of GIs and GIs Act

7.4 Duration of Protection: Penalties and Remedies

7.5 Distinction between GIs and Trademarks


Chapter 8 Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001: An Overview

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights: Meaning and Definition

8.3 Registrable Varieties of Plants

8.4 Procedure for Registration

8.5 Plant Varieties Protection


Chapter 9 Trademark

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Definition of Trademark

9.3 Trademark Act in India

9.4 Trademark Offences and Penalties

9.5 Use of TM on Goods/Services and Advertisements

9.6 Protecting Domain Name as Trademarks

9.7 Trademark for Services

9.8 Registration of Trademark for Goods/Services

9.9 Refusal of Trademark Registration and Passing Off: Absolute and Relative Grounds

9.10 Infringement and Exceptions to Infringement Action


Chapter 10 Industrial Design: The Designs Act, 2000

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Introduction to Designs Law

10.3 Definitions, Registration of Designs and Procedure

10.4 Cancellation of Registration of Design

10.5 Piracy of Registered Design and Remedies

10.6 Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout Design

10.7 Overlapping between Designs, Copyrights and Trademark