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News article19 April 20221 min read

India´s Government proposes the creation of intellectual property divisions in High Courts

After the abolition of the Intellectual Property Apellate Board (IPAB), a parliamentary panel suggests the creation of multiple intellectual property divisions (IPDs) in the different high courts across the country.

Following the example of the Dehli High Court, the panel is of the opinion that establishing such IP divisions would release the burden of second instance proceedings and facilitate the timely redress of intellectual property litigations in multiple benches, that find themselves with a high workload and in some occasions lack the right expertise. 

Questions addressed the negative impact that the abolishment of IPAB entailed, and discussed the possibility of reestablishing such body with strengthened and more structural autonomy.



Publication date
19 April 2022