Celebrating 20 Years of IP Excellence

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Indian IP Office invites entries for National IP Awards, 2021 and 2022

On 2nd August, 2022, the Indian IP Office has opened up submissions for the NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AWARDS 2021 & 2022. As stated in the announcement the objective of these awards is: “Objective: National Intellectual Property (IP) Awards are conferred every year to recognize and reward the top achievers comprising individuals, institutions, organizations and enterprises, for their IP creations and commercialization, which have contributed towards strengthening IP eco-system in the country and in encouraging creativity and innovation. National IP Awards…

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Indian IP Office issues Accessibility Guidelines for Persons with Disabilities

On 4th March, 2022 the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trademarks (O/o CGPDTM) issued Guidelines for Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities to facilitate accessibility and reasonable accommodations for Persons with Disabilities practicing and interacting with IP Offices under O/o CGPDTM with an endeavor to take all possible steps to make its website, facilities, documents, services, systems and processes accessible to every person. The O/o CGPDTM has appointed a nodal officer (disability) to address needs of…

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Recap 2021: IP Updates – Part 2

In this post we revisit the IP Updates ie., any amendments, ordinances, notifications, and other information related to IP published in the year 2021. For reader's convenience it has been divided into parts, please find the link to the previous and next parts towards the end of this post. COPYRIGHT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ECOMMERCE GOVT. NOTIFICATIONS-2021 The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued a notification, through the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), introducing the Copyright (Amendment) Rules,…

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Accessibility in Delhi High Court IP Division Rules, 2021

On 10th December, 2021, the Delhi High Court issued a public notice containing the finalized rules of procedure for its Intellectual Property Rights Division, in exercise of its powers under the Delhi High Court Act, 1966, the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, and various intellectual property statutes. The Delhi High Court had published the draft of the 'Delhi High Court Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules, 2021' on 8 October 2021, inviting comments/suggestions from the Bar and other stakeholders from the IP…

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Updated Patent, Trade Mark, Copyright and other Acts

Following the ordinance abolishing the IPAB, we updated all relevant intellectual property statutes to reflect the amended provisions. We are hereby sharing  the links to the amended statutes along with word and pdf versions of the Acts in accessible formats. You may read about the changes in different statutes in  the series of posts we had carried earlier at the following links: Patents Act, Trade Marks Act, Copyrights Act, Plant Varieties Act, and Geographical Indications Act. The list below provides links…

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Featured Image is of a Biodiversity day celebration in a British Garden, and this is directly related to the topic being discussed in the post i.e. Biodiversity

Regulation of Resources: Endeavours of National Biodiversity Authority

Our World is no more segregated into 7 continents and 247 countries. It is One Big Global Village. We can have access to anything that is exclusively available in one part of the world in our home country. For this, we ought to thank Globalization, Commercialization and Industrialization. The coming up of more industries, MNCs has made our world a better place to live in - a more accessible place to live in. But this does come with a cost.…

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Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP), New Scheme from Department of Biotechnology for Advanced Technology Science

Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP) is a new partnership programme with industries for support on a cost-sharing basis for high-risk discovery and innovation, accelerated technology development especially for futuristic areas like transformational technology and product development for the public good, areas having major economic potential with focused on IP creation with ownerships by Indian industry, development of technologies in the area of agriculture, health, bio-energy, green manufacturing etc. The objective is to assist and promote emerging biotech entrepreneurs and facilitate innovative…

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