Understanding the World Trade Organisation203.22 KB
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is the institutional framework of the multilateral trading system. The WTO is the successor to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). This booklet on WTO is primarily aimed at enhancing the capacity of the industry in understanding the dynamics of changing global trade scenario under WTO regime. This booklet will serve as a preliminary booklet on WTO related issues. This has been translated into different Indian languages.
Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, including Trade in Counterfeit Goods (TRIPS)129.28 KB
This booklet on TRIPS provides a simple but comprehensive explanation of the fundamental concepts of Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights of WTO and is in the form of answers to commonly asked questions. Even-though there are several reports and publications in this regard in internet as well as in print media, this booklet will be useful to the readers to get first hand information on TRIPS. This has been translated into different Indian languages.
Anti – Dumping279.22 KB
The booklet on Anti-Dumping provides simple but comprehensive explanation of the fundamental concepts of Anti-Dumping and is in the form of answers to frequently asked questions. The objective of this initiative is primarily to enhance the capacity of the stakeholders of the industry in understanding the dynamics of Anti-Dumping under WTO regime. This booklet originally published in English has been translated into different Indian languages.
FAQ on Geographical Indications2.45 MB
The Geographical Indications (GIs), which is a part of the TRIPS agreement, is an important instrument for protecting the originality of traditional unique products. The TRIPS agreement was signed under the framework of WTO is aimed at protecting the rights of the creators / inventors from unauthorised users. The types of IPRs covered by the TRIPS agreement are Copyrights, Trademarks including service marks, Industrial Designs including layout designs of integrated circuits and Geographical Indications. This booklet originally published in English has been translated into various Indian languages such as Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Marathi, Gujarathi, Kannada and Malayalam.
Procedure for IPR Protection through Geographical Indications (GI) Act, 1999
In pursuance of the TRIPS Agreement, the Indian Parliament has passed the Geographical Indication Act in 1999 and Rules (GI Act) in 2002, which has come into effect in the year 2003. The Act provides guidelines for IPR protection of the unique products of different sectors like textiles and clothing, agriculture, handicrafts, horticulture, etc. The much needed protection will help the genuine producers/ manufacturers to protect their products from counterfeit goods. Keeping these aspects in mind, Textiles Committee has initiated facilitation of GI registration of unique textile products of the country. As the process of filing the application and registration is complex and cumbersome, the stakeholders are not able to grasp the legal and procedural aspects involved in the process and incorporated in the GI act. In order to eliminate this bottleneck, Textiles Committee has published a book describing the procedure for IPR protection through GI Act in an easily digestible language for the benefit of the stakeholders associated with the unique products of the country.