To attract investment from companies and IP holders to manufacture and distribute their products in India and to assure brand owners that their rights are safeguarded, the Indian government has taken several steps to streamline enforecement procedures. The setting up of commercial courts to deal with IP disputes and, recently, establishing the IP Division at the Delhi High Court, are positive steps to expedite resolution and cut down on litigation costs.
Addressing brand infringement issues
As the appetite for branded goods among the burgeoning Indian middle-class increase, the availability of infringing, counterfeit and lookalike producst is also on the rise. Brand owners are grappling with various brand protection issues-some straightforward, some complaex.
For ease, they have been categorized as follows: Read more