Karnataka High Court to form IP Division: Sub-Committee notified

In a notification dated 20th June, 2024, the High Court of Karnataka has notified its steps towards the establishment of the Intellectual Property (IP) Division. This notification aligns with the establishment of an IP Division by the High Courts of Delhi, Bombay, Madras and Kolkata.

The notification states that:

  • A sub-committee will be established to prepare draft rules for the establishment of an Intellectual Property Division in the High Court of Karnataka.
  • The said sub-committee will consist of the Registrar (Judicial), High Court of Karnataka, Bengaluru, and Dr. Arul George Scaria, Associate Professor of Law, NLSU, Bengaluru.
  • The sub-committee will be assisted by Mr. Sourav M., Law Clerk
  • The sub-committee will present the draft rules before the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka and the District Judiciary Rules Committee for approval.


The notification doesn’t mention any deadline or timeline for the sub-committee to submit the draft rules for approval.

The official notification from the High Court of Karnataka can be accessed at:  https://karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in/noticeBoard/notfn-HCLC-59-2022-20062024.pdf (last accessed on 26th June, 2024)


The blog post has been written by IP Attorneys at BananaIP Counsels based on their review and understanding of the Notification. It may be noted that other IP attorneys and experts in the field may have different opinions or arrive at different conclusions therefrom. It is advisable to read the documents before making any decisions based on them.

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