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, grow your business or manufacture your products there, you should plan your IP strategy carefully and take every effort to protect your IP rights when trading overseas.

This guide will tell you how IP operates in India and what legal systems establish protection of IP rights in this country.

It will give you practical advice on how to register and enforce your IP rights in India, and find key organisations which can offer you help and support in the market.