Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB)- end of its regime
The demise of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), India’s specialist tribunal for determining disputes relating to intellectual property (IP) rights, is symbolic of its tenuous life.
On April 4, the President of India signed the Tribunal Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021, shutting down the IPAB and many other tribunals for good.
Issues with IPAB
Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021
In India, the copyright regime is governed by the Copyright Act, 1957 and the Copyright Rules, 2013.
The amendments have been introduced with the objective of bringing the existing rules in parity with other relevant legislations.
The amendments have harmonised the Copyright Rules with the provisions of Finance Act, 2017 whereby the Copyright Board has been merged with Appellate Board.
To reinforce transparency in working of co