Author: Shrishti Swagatika Pati, Student at Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College, Pune
“If you steal from one person its plagiarism, if you steal from many persons work, it becomes research” – Wilson Mizner
This research paper aims to explore the legal aspects of protecting intellectual property (IP) in the Indian fashion industry. It delves into the various forms of IP rights, including copyright, trademark, and design protection, and their significance in safeguarding creativity and fostering innovation. The paper examines the existing legal framework, relevant case laws, and industry practices to assess the effectiveness of IP protection in the Indian fashion industry. Additionally, it identifies key challenges and proposes recommendations to enhance the IP regime, ensuring adequate protection and promotion of creative endeavours in the dynamic fashion landscape.