India a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Since May 1, 1975, India has become a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since 1 January 1995 and a member of GATT since 8 July 1948.
Intellectual property legislation includes The Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Designs Act, 2000 (Notification) (2014), The Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012 (2012), The Trade Marks (Amendment) Act, 2010 (2010), The Competition (Amendment) Act, 2009 (2009), The Competition (Amendment) Act, 2007 (2007), Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005 (Act No. 15 of 2005) (2005), The Patents Act, 1970 (as amended up to Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005) (2005), The Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Act, 2000 (2004), The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 (2003), The Trade Marks Act, 1999 (2003), Patents (Amendment) Act, 2002 (2002), Consumer Protection Act, 1986 (as amended up to the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act, 2002) (2002), Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001 (2001), The Designs Act, 2000 (2000), Copyright (Amendment) Act, 1999 (Act No. 49 of 1999) (1999), Patents (Amendment) Act, 1999 (1999), Copyright Act, 1957 (as consolidated up to Act No. 49 of 1999) (1999), Copyright (Amendment) Act, 1994 (1994).
The Indian Intellectual property Office is administered by the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM). This is a subordinate office of the Government of India and administers the Indian law of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks.
Bodies: World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization.
Conventions: The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT), the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
Largest city: Mumbai
Official languages: Hindi and English
Government: Federal parliamentary constitutional socialist republic
Currency: Indian rupee (INR) (1$ = 63.70 INR)