CONTENTS:- I. General: 1. Intellectual property rights: conceptualization/N.S. Sreenivasulu. II. Patents and plant varieties: 2. Protection of inventions: a bird view of Paten Laws in India/Preethi Venkataramu; 3. Patenting the inventions of information technology and biotechnology: new trends in Patent Law/N.S. Sreenivasulu; 4. Protection of plant varieties and farmers' rights under Intellectual Property Regime in India/Subha Mathai. III. Copyrights: 5. Protection copyrights: an appraisal of Copyright Law in India/Nagarathna; 6. Copyrights and computer technology: new trends in Copyright Law/M.S. Benjamin. IV. Industrial designs: 7. The law on industrial designs in India/M.S. Sowmya. V. Trademarks: 8. Protection of trademarks: an overview of Trademark Law in India/L. Chandrakanthi; 9. New trends in trademarks/L. Chandrakanthi. VI. Trade secrets: 10. Protection of trade secrets: the legal regime on trade secrets in India/N.S. Sreenivasulu. VII. Geographical indications: 11. Protection of geographical indications in India/H.S.Hemanth Kumar; 12. Geographical indications: a case study of India/N.S.Sreenivasulu. VIII. Integrated circuits and semiconductor chips: 13. Intellectual Property Rights in Integrated Circuits and Semiconductor Chips/N.S. Sreenivasulu. IX. Impact of trips: 14. Impact of TRIPS on Intellectual Property Laws in India: a post-TRIPS scenario/N.S. Sreenivasulu. X. Case studies: 15. Intellectual Property Rights in the corporate world: a case study of bioinformatics/Sriramamurthy Boppana; 16. Intellectual Property Rights and traditional knowledge/C.B. Raju; 17. Patenting of necessaries: pros and cons: a case study of product patenting of food (Agriculture Products) and pharmaceuticals/N.S. Sreenivasulu; 18. Patenting genetically modified life forms: patenting of life/N.S. Sreenivasulu.
The book is a comprehensive work on the subject Intellectual Property Rights. It attempts to cover all the areas of Intellectual Property Rights in a clear and composite way. The editor has attempted to give the reader a complete nutshell on the subject. The book is basically a compilation of research articles written by academicians, scholars and people serving in the corporate sector across the country. It brings out literature on patents, copyrights, designs, trademarks, trade secrets, geographical indications, integrated circuits and semiconductor chips. The editor has taken care to see that the book provides up-to-date knowledge on the subject by covering the recent developments and new trends in all the different areas of Intellectual Property Rights. It also gives a clear idea about the impact of the TRIPS agreement on the Intellectual Property Laws in India. Besides it contains certain case studies focusing on the Intellectual Property Rights in the specified fields. The book is a good addition to they literature on law especially on Intellectual Property Rights. The book is useful for students, academicians and scholars from different disciplines. The book is also useful for people working in the corporate world. Besides the book is very informative and knowledge generator to the readers. For the prospective people working in the field of Intellectual Property Rights and fields involving or related to Intellectual Property Rights and also to the interested readers the book could be termed as a very useful literature.