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History of Indian Patent System

1856:- THE ACT VI OF 1856 ON PROTECTION OF INVENTIONS BASED ON THE BRITISH PATENT LAW OF 1852. CERTAIN EXCLUSIVE PRIVILEGES GRANTED TO INVENTORS OF NEW MANUFACTURERS FOR A PERIOD OF 14 YEARS.

1859:- THE ACT MODIFIED AS ACT XV; PATENT MONOPOLIES CALLED EXCLUSIVE PRIVILEGES (MAKING. SELLING AND USING INVENTIONS IN INDIA AND AUTHORIZING OTHERS TO DO SO FOR 14 YEARS FROM DATE OF FILING SPECIFICATION).

1872:- THE PATENTS & DESIGNS PROTECTION ACT.

1883:- THE PROTECTION OF INVENTIONS ACT.

1888:- CONSOLIDATED AS THE INVENTIONS & DESIGNS ACT.