Legal

LEGAL

NASCAP through its members provides services for registration and enforcement of IPR rights. NASCAP’s members are carefully chosen for their competence and professionalism. They follow best practices and operate according to the highest possible standards in conformity with NASCAP’s Code of Conduct.

In India, registration is:

  • Essential for patents, designs, GIs and plant variety protection,
  • Preferable for trademarks and copyrights as registered trademarks and registered copyrights are easier to protect and enforce.
  • Not possible for trade secrets.

In India, under the relevant IPR laws, specific civil and criminal penalties may be imposed by a competent court of law on the basis of legal action initiated by the IPR holder concerned.