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Delhi High Court Proposes Draft Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules, 2021; Suggestions Called Within Two Weeks

Nupur Thapliyal
9 Oct 2021 5:39 AM GMT
Delhi High Court Proposes Draft Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules, 2021; Suggestions Called Within Two Weeks
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The Delhi High Court has proposed the Draft Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules, 2021 and has requested the members of the Bar to send their comments or suggestions if any, within two weeks.The development comes subsequent to establishment of the Intellectual Property Division (IPD) in the High Court, to deal with all matters related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)....

The Delhi High Court has proposed the Draft Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules, 2021 and has requested the members of the Bar to send their comments or suggestions if any, within two weeks.

The development comes subsequent to establishment of the Intellectual Property Division (IPD) in the High Court, to deal with all matters related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). The IPD will deal with original proceedings, Writ Petitions (Civil), CMM, RFA, FAO on Intellectual Property Rights disputes, except those required to be dealt with by the Division Bench.

"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 Rule,s 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 Preamble of the Rules read.

The Rules consists of a total of 31 Rules consisting of important definitions, filing & nomenclature, procedure for appeals, original petitions, writ petitions, civil miscellaneous main Petition, pleadings, intervention, summary adjudication, general clauses, guidelines of written submissions and timelines for oral submissions, costs etc.

The IDPs have been constituted based on the committee's recommendations constituted by Chief Justice DN Patel and composed of Justice Prathiba M. Singh and Justice Sanjeev Narula.

The committee was constituted to streamline and comprehensively review how a large quantum of IPR cases should be dealt with; they have submitted their report on IPR and non-IPR subjects.

Benches for the IPDs shall be notified by the Chief Justice from time to time and exclusive IPD Benches are also likely to be created for dealing with such matters.

It had also notified new nomenclature in respect of the matters relating to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) coming into force with immediate effect.

Click Here To Read Draft Rules

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