India Mulls Special Courts For IP Cases

Law360, New York (August 25, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- India is considering the creation of a special court for intellectual property cases, according to a government official.

The court would be established to tackle the “growing menace of counterfeiting,” minister of state for law and justice K. Venkatapathy said Tuesday at a seminar on counterfeiting and piracy.

Venkatapathy recommended a multi-pronged approach to tackle infringement issues, suggesting the judiciary should be entrusted with the task of handling the issues regarding intellectual property infringement exclusively.

India’s previous government proposed the establishment of special courts for the...
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