India: key IP developments in 2011


Mamta Jha

Recognising the power of ideas, expression and innovation and their role towards national development, the Indian legislature and judiciary have worked towards creating, executing and implementing effective intellectual property (IP) legislation.

In 2011, IP professionals witnessed some key developments.


The Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2011 (pending) and Trademarks (Amendment) Rules, 2011 (pending), suggest making e-filings of patent applications and trademark applications mandatory.

IP legislation, India Copyright Bill, utility models, India Trade Marks Bill, LG, Pernod