Global Intellectual Property Center

India

India

Primary Sources

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  • The Copyright Rules, 2013 (2013)
  • The Customs Act, 1962
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  • Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules, 2013 (2013)
  • Trade Marks (Second Amendment) Rules, 2010 (2010)
  • Trade Marks Rules, 2002 (2002)

Secondary Sources

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