The India IP SME Helpdesk team welcomes you warmly to its blog, where you will find updated information concerning Intellectual Property Rights in India, as well as other interesting information about SMEs, internationalisation, R&D or innovation.
Often, traditional knowledge can be a source of great inspiration, both in the cultural and scientific research field. However, EU SMEs should be very careful at the time of using expressions of cultural traditions in India as these are often protected.
Blockchain has been a hot topic for the past few years. It can also prove to be a useful tool for the protection of EU SMEs intellectual property by acting as a control mechanism to avoid any counterfeits from entering the supply chain when importing from or exporting products to the Indian market.
Counterfeiting in India - like in many countries - is geographically spread throughout the territories: some areas are known for the production of fake watches, while others specialise in counterfeit car parts.
Employees can have access to their employer's trade secrets, a valuable form of intellectual property. EU SMEs should know that Indian law differs from European standards on these matters in some way. Here we explain to you how, and why this is important to any EU SME looking to do business in India
Want to know more about the situation regarding trade mark registration in India? Our expert Hana Onderkova gives you her insight.
Experts from the India helpdesk has received a specific question several times: how does India compare to China when it comes to counterfeiting and IP enforcement. We shed some light on the matter in this blog post.
The topic of world IP day this year is "IP and Youth: Innovating for a better future". Check out here how the young entrepreneurs and creators are can receive help in protecting their intellectual property in China, South East Asia, India and Latin America!
A quick look at what NFTs are and what their implications are in terms of IP
A brief overview of the most important elements to have in mind when discussing copyright in India, and the most recent developments in this area.
A highlight of the most important IP-related developments in India
Several countries have introduced fast track measures for green patents.
What you need to know to how trade secrets work in India - in a nutshell
Compulsory license is an authorization granted by the Government to a third party to use a patent without the consent of the patent owner who has been taking undue advantage of exclusive rights granted by patent. Indian follows international standards on the grant of these specific licences.
In the course of this past summer of the year 2021, the Parliamentary Committee on Commerce of the Indian Parliament issued its review of the intellectual property regime in India
Using the tools to search for patents in India can prove both more challenging and useful than might first seem.
One of the first steps to take when thinking about registering a trade mark in India, is to check whether it is available. EUIPO's tool TMView can help you with that!
Questions of Compulsory patent licensing in times of Covid-19
Patent drafting is a crucial step to obtaining adequate patent protection for you innovations.
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