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The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908

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Year of current version:1980
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1909
Date of Text (Enacted):1908
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks
Notes:
The general laws in relation to Intellectual Property Enforcement in India are mainly the following:
-The Code of Civil Procedure
-The Indian Penal Code
-The Civil and Criminal Rules of Practice

The Code of Civil Procedure provides for the civil remedies and enforcement through civil courts.
For provisions on intellectual property, see:
Part VII 'Appeals', Section 100A (No further appeal in case of Letters patent for the High Court, see page 29)
Part X 'Rules', Section 129 (Power of High Court to make rules consistent with Letters patent, see page 36)
Order LI 'Presidency Small Cause Courts':
-Part 4 'Written Statements', No. 8 'Defense in suits for infringement of Copyright' (see page 179)
-Appendix F 'Supplemental Proceedings', No. 8 'Temporary Injunctions', 'In Copyright cases', 'In cases of Trademarks cases' and 'Patent cases' (see page 237)
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