In this chapter, we study the Indian Government's initiatives in establishing an IPR regime, the legislative framework and the Indian patent system. Trademarks, their evolution and role, trademarks legislations, registration of trademarks, and grounds for refusal of registration are also discussed. We conclude with a brief discussion on the copyright acts and other intellectual property rights.

In today's worldwide expansion of multilateral trade and commerce, it has become unavoidable for any country to protect its intellectual property by offering legal rights to the creators and inventors in its territory and help them fetch adequate commercial value for their efforts in the global market. One's ...

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