IPR will prevent design infringement and unauthorised reproduction of dress
Geetanjali Minhas | January 18, 2023 | Mumbai
After unauthorised proliferation of its combat pattern dress by vendors in the open market, the Indian Army has issued an advisory that its uniforms will only be sold in the Unit Run Canteens of the Indian Army.
The Army’s new and improved combat uniform was unveiled by Chief of Army Staff during the Army Day 2022. The Indian Army has obtained the IPR of design and camouflage pattern of the uniform is also with the Indian Army.
“The copyright of design of the camouflage pattern dress is with Indian Army for 10 years and extendable by another five years. The above has been done to prevent unauthorized vendors from manufacturing and selling the combat pattern dress in the open market as it was posing a serious security threat for the Indian Army and the nation as a whole,” said the statement from Indian Army.
It further said that these uniforms will only be sold in the Unit Run Canteens of the Indian Army.
“For any design infringement and unauthorized reproduction of the design, the Indian Army can now file a legal suit owing to IPR and exclusive rights, it now possesses over the design and camouflage pattern,” it said.
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