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Intellectual property in India

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
Controller-General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks
Copyright Office
Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Authority
Department of Information Technology
National Intellectual Property Organization (NIPO)
Regional Organisations
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed

Patents Act, 1970

20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Trade Marks Act, 1999
10 years, renewable every 10 years with a grace period of 6 months for renewal. Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Designs Act, 2000
10 years, renewable for another 5 years.  

Copyright Act, 1957

60 years, varies for different works.

Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
Semi-Conductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Act,2000
10 years, non-renewable.  

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