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Year of current version:1860
Date of entry into force of original text:1862
Date of Text (Issued):October 6, 1860
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, 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 Indian Penal Code provides for the penal remedies and enforcement through penal courts.
For the provisions on the protection of trademarks, see:
Chapter XVIII 'Of Offences Relating to Documents and to Property Marks', Sections 480, 481, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489 (see pp. 188-192)
For the provisions on the protection of Copyright and Related rights, see:
Chapter XVIII 'Of Offences Relating to Documents and to Property Marks', Sections 463-476 (see pp. 182-188), Sections 489 A, B, C, D, E (see pp. 192-194)
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WIPO Lex No.:IN057

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