Friday, March 28, 2008

Indian Government notifies Intellectual Property Enforcement Rules [India]

Vide Circular 41/2007 –Customs, The Government of India has notified and published the Intellectual Property Rights (Imported Goods) Enforcement Rules, 2007 and the instructions for its implementation.

The Government of India in compliance with its TRIPS obligations to implement border control issues [Articles 51 – 60] and curb infringement of intellectual property rights has issues the aforesaid circular that prohibits import of goods that infringe national IPR laws as well as IPR laws prevailing in the EU and other countries.
The Rules, among other aspects, also provide for modalities pertaining to registration by the Customs, issuance of notice by the IPR holder, provisions for protection to the rightful importer etc.

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