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Trademark Office Picks up Pace this Week; 14k Hearing Notices Issues this Week

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Increase of 4 percent in total trademark applications examined. A total of 2896 renewal notices issued. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS There has been an overall increase in the working capacity of the Trademark Registry this week. There has been an increase of one hundred and twenty percent (120%) in the total hearing notices issued. There has also been an increase of fifty three percent (53%) in the total number of renewal notices issued by trademark office. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined...

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Indian IP Orders and Judgments 2021-Part I

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1. Sony Pictures Network India Pvt. Ltd. vs Www.Sportsala.Tv And Ors., High Court of Delhi, CS(COMM) 289/2021 In this case, Sony Pictures filed a suit against  numerous defendants primarily praying for a  permanent injunction against reproducing, making available, distributing, broadcasting, and so on of  the cricket matches between India's tours of England and Sri Lanka. During the pendency of the suit, Sony Pictures prayed for an interim injunction asking for more or less similar reliefs. The Court  granted an injunction in favour of Sony Pictures  against websites including their redirects, mirrors and alpha-numeric versions. A dynamic injunction was also granted against rogue...

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Latest Patent Cases in 2021 – Part 2

Latest Patent Cases in 2021 - Part 2

Merck Sharp And Dohme Corp & Anr vs Yms Laboratories Private Limited In this case, the plaintiff, owner of patents pertaining to Sitagliptin and its derivative salts, filed an infringement suit against the defendant. The plaintiff prayed for an Ad Interim Injunction during the pendency of the suit. After reviewing the facts presented, the Court granted an Exparte Ad Interim Injunction as the plaintiff made out a prima facie case. The plaintiff in the case submitted evidence to show that the defendant was planning to launch an infringing product under the brand 'Stallip - m,' which enabled it to get the Exparte...

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Latest Patent Cases in 2021 – Part 1

Latest Patent Cases in 2021 - Part 1

H. Lundbeck A/S & Anr. vs Symed Labs Limited In this case, the patent holder (plaintiff) and the defendant settled a patent suit even before notice was served, and filed an application asking the Court to decree the suit as per the terms of the settlement agreement, which the Court did. The Court also refunded the Court fee payed by the plaintiff in the case. This settlement agreement between the parties is interesting because it dealt with use of the patent under Section 107A, which provides exemptions to patent infringement for use of the invention to develop and submit information for...

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Tyson Sues Clothing Brand, Disney in Latin American TM Row and More

Mike Tyson initiates lawsuit against Australian streetwear company, Singh & Singh Law Firm wins trademark suit, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Singh & Singh Law Firm Secures Interim Injunction Against Singh + Singh LLP In a recent decision by the Delhi High Court, Singh & Singh Law Firm received a favourable order, injuncting another law firm, Singh + Singh LLP from using the marks ‘Singh + Singh’, ‘Singh + Singh LLP’, and other similar marks. The Plaintiff, Singh & Singh Law Firm,  claimed that the Defendant (Singh + Singh LLP) had previously...

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Patent activity at IPO picks up this week, patent publications increase

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This week's Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 11th of June 2021. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 978 patent applications have been published in the 24th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 978 applications published in the journal, 317 applications account for early publications while 661 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Free Session on Patent Licensing and Commercialization by BananaIP and K-Tech CoE Data Science & AI – NASSCOM

Free Session on Patent Licensing and Commercialization

The Certificate MasterClass on Intellectual Property has now reached the last phase. The final session scheduled on 17th June, 2021 (Thursday) will focus on making money, and gaining value out of patents. It will cover patent valuation, licensing and commercialization. You may register for the upcoming session for free below [mkd_button size="medium" type="" text="Register for the MasterClass" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://nasscom-in.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Kl5lyDuwQ1y0XW7mhmjkKQ" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""] Patent Valuation, Licensing and Commercialization It is important for businesses, especially startups and SMEs, to understand how commercializing patents works, and what options are available. The legal framework, albeit minimal, is important to...

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Slow Week at the Trademark Office this Week

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Decrease of 11 percent in total trademark applications examined. A total of 1888 renewal notices issued. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Trademark Registry comparatively has had a slow week in terms of working capacity as can be seen from the data below. There has been a decrease of 11 percent in the total number of applications examined by trademark office this Week. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 7068 6301 A decrease of 11% Total Applications Disposed through Show Cause Hearings 1931 1992 An increase of...

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Latest Trademark Cases – 2021 | Part 1

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This running post provides a summary of the latest Indian Trademark cases in 2021, decided by various Courts and tribunals in the country. El Baik Food Systems Co. S.A vs Arsalan Wahid Gilkar & Anr In a recent decision, the Delhi High Court granted an Ex-parte Injunction against use of the trademark 'Albaik' for restaurants and related services. The plaintiff in the case was the Albaik Group based out of Saudi Arabia, which started its business in 1986. The plaintiff briefly operated under the mark, Albaik, in India between 2017 and 2020, and had to shut down its operations due to the...

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