Introduction: Meaning of Intellectual Property- Nature of I.P- Protection of I.P. Rights-kinds of Intellectual Property Rights –International Conventions of Intellectual Property Rights- patent Treaty 1970, GATT 1994, TRIPS & TRIMS – International Organization for Protection of IPR – WTO, WIPRO, UNESCO.
Patents: Meaning of Patent- Commercial Significance – Obtaining of Patent
– patentable Subject – matter – rights and obligations of Patentee – specification – Registration of patents – Compulsory licensing and licenses of rights – Revocation.
Industrial Designs : Definitions of Designs – Registration of Designs – Rights and Duties of Proprietor of Design – Piracy of Registered Designs.
Trade Marks : Meaning of trademark – purpose of protecting trademarks Registered trade mark – procedure – passing off – Assignment and licensing of trademarks – Infringement of trademarks.
Nature, scope of copyright – Subject matter of copy right – Right conferred by copyrightPublication – Broad – casting, telecasting – computer programme – Database right – Assignment – Transmission of copyright – Infringement of copy right.