Guide

Intellectual property rights when trading in India

Introduction

India is a fast growing emerging economy, predicted to be the seventh largest in the world by 2019.

As such, India poses unique challenges for UK businesses when it comes to protecting their intellectual property (IP). If you plan to export to India or manufacture your products there, you should plan your IP strategy carefully.

This guide tells you about intellectual property systems in India. It explains how to register your copyright, patents, designs and trade marks there, and helps you find IP support in the country. It also offers advice on the different ways of enforcing intellectual property rights in India and gives you top ten tips for IP protection in India.