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IP Rights in the Indian Sub-Continent (ISC)

The Indian Sub-Continent is a term used for the physiographical region in southern Asia, situated on the Indian Plate and projecting southwards into the Indian Ocean from the Himalayas. It consists of 08 countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. 

In the past few years, Intellectual Property (IP) protection has gained a considerable amount of importance in all these countries. The development of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) legislation has been parallel with the international scenario. The IP laws, rules, and regulations in all these 08 nations differ from one another. So, let us now make ourselves familiar with the IP laws (covering trademarks, patents, industrial designs, and copyright) prevalent in all these countries of the Indian Sub-Continent (ISC).