Madras High Court Notifies Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules 2022

By way of a gazette notification issued on April 5th, the Madras High Court has notified the Madras High Court Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules, 2022. The Rules shall come into force on such date as notified by the High Court.

The rules have been framed by the High Court by way of the powers vested in it under Section 129 of the Code of Civil Procedure 1908 and Clauses 37 an d 38 of the Letters Patent 1865

The Rules will cover all intellectual property disputes arising out of The Trade Marks Act, 1999; The Copyright Act, 1957; The Patents Act, 1970; The Designs Act, 2000; The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999; The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001; The Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Act, 2000 and the Information Technology Act 2000