The Delhi High Court has proposed a draft of the "Delhi High Court Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules, 2021". A notice issued in this regard invites suggestions and comments from the members of the Bar within two weeks.
The High Court had in July decided to established an Intellectual Property Division (IPD) to deal with all matters related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
The Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court has created this Division to deal with matters relating to IPR, except cases to be dealt with by the Division Bench of the Delhi High Court.
The Preamble to the Rules reads thus,
"In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 7 of the Delhi High Court Act, 1966, Section 129 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, powers conferred under the various Intellectual Property statutes as amended by the TRA 2021, the Delhi High Court hereby makes the following Rules for the matters listed before it's IPD with respect to practice and procedure for the exercise of its original and appellate jurisdiction, and for other miscellaneous petitions arising out of specific statutes."
The draft contains a total of 31 rules with along with an exhaustive 'Definitions' clause.
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