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Indian IP Laws

Industrial Designs

The Designs Act, 2000, in force since 2001

The Act, Rules and other information is available at

Geographical Indications

The Geographical Indication of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act No. 48 of 1999, in force from September 2003.
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The Copyright Act No. 14, June 1957, as amended by Amendment Acts of 1983, 1984, 1992, 1994 and 1999.
The Copyright Rules, 1958
Details including the Bare Act & Rules are available at

Unfair Competition

The Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act No. 54, December 1969, as amended
Competition Act 2002
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The Scientist, the Patent and the Mangoes - Tripling the Mango Yield in the Philippines

By Elizabeth March, WIPO Magazine Editorial Team** Source: WIPO Magazine Issue No. 6/2008 dated June 2008
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