When interim reliefs are granted by Indian IP tribunals


Pravin Anand and MS Bharath

Pravin Anand and M.S. Bharath describe how Indian tribunals should grant relief.

Seven important tribunals deal with intellectual property rights in India:

  1. Trademark office
  2. Patent office
  3. Copyright office
  4. Design office
  5. Geographical Indication office
  6. Copyright Board
  7. Intellectual Property Appellate Board.

Original rectification/revocation and appeals against the trademark office, patent office and geographical indication office lie before the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB). Original rectification and appeals against the registrar of copyright lie before the Copyright Board.

Appeals against the Design office lie before High Court and original rectification of a design lies before the design controller.

Indian tribunals