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Summary of Indian Industrial Design Cases of 2019

Summary of Indian Industrial Design Cases of 2019

This post provides some important Industrial Design cases decided in India in 2019. It is noteworthy that some important principles with respect to design protection and interface with trademark protection have been laid down during the year. Super Smelters Limited and Ors. Vs. SRMB Srijan Private Limited, MANU/WB/2975/2019. Decided On: 18.12.2019 Court: Calcutta High Court In this case, the Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court upheld the decision of the Single Judge to grant ad interim injunction in favour of the Respondent, restraining the Appellants from passing off its X ribbed TMT bars. The Court concluded in the case that there was no...

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Summary of Indian Patent Cases of 2019

Summary of Indian Patent Cases of 2019

2019 has been an important year for IP in India. In this series of posts, we have attempted to provide short summaries of IP cases decided in India. This post focuses on patent cases decided by Indian Courts in 2019. Both interim orders and final judgments are included in the post. Supreme Court Case Monsanto Technology LLC and Ors. Vs. Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd. and Ors., MANU/SC/0027/2019. Decided On: 08.01.2019 Court: Supreme Court of India The patented invention in the case related to a DNA sequence called NAS, which when inserted into a plant cell provides insect tolerance to the plant. On appeal from the interim...

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Total number of applications published decrease by 48%, over 1500 FER’s issued

Total number of applications published decrease by 48%, over 1500 FER’s issued

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 21st of February 2020. 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 733 patent applications have been published in the 8th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 733 applications published in the journal, 111 applications account for early publications while 622 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of...

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India and U.S.A sign MoU to strengthen Intellectual Property Rights, Office of CGPDTM publishes list of new facilitators under SIPP Scheme and other news updates

Patent News Updates 2020

In this week’s Patent News – India and U.S.A sign MoU to strengthen Intellectual Property Rights; Office of CGPDTM publishes list of new facilitators under SIPP Scheme; MeitY Director observes two-fold increase in the number of IP applications filed by Startups; Illumina moves U.S District Court for preliminary injunction against BGI in a patent infringement suit; Nanoco files patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS India and U.S.A sign MoU to strengthen Intellectual Property Rights Ahead of U.S President Donald Trump’s visit to India later this week, India and U.S.A have signed a “knowledge sharing agreement” with the...

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Lacoste Protects its ‘Crocodile’, Kareena Kapoor to be the Brand Icon for “IMARA”, and more

Lacoste Protects its ‘Crocodile’, Bareilly Terracotta Filed for GI, #FridaysForFuture Trademark, Forever 21 Gets New Lifeline and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES French Clothing Brand ‘Lacoste’ Enforces Rights Lacoste S.A., the French clothing major, had filed an application for a permanent injunction in the Delhi District Court against Suresh Kumar Sharma.  Lacoste contends that Suresh Kumar Sharma was selling shirts bearing the “Lacoste” mark and thus infringing its trademark and passing off. The Court observed that Suresh Kumar Sharma had no right to use the “Lacoste” mark and further held that his actions...

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12% Decrease in the Trademark Applications Examined this Week

12% decrease in the trademark applications examined this week, 73% decrease in the total hearing notices issued and more. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office had a slow week as can been seen from the table below. The total number of hearing notices issued has decreased by seventy three percent (73%). Similarly, there has been a decrease of nineteen percent (19%) in the total number of renewal notices issued. However, we also saw an increase of eighteen percent (18%) in the total registrations granted. Weekly...

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Government reviewing IP laws ahead of Trump’s visit to India and other patent news updates

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News - Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry gears up for Trump’s visit, initiates discussion on reviewing IP laws; India, second largest contributor to IBM’s worldwide patents; Hytera Communications to pay Motorola Solutions $764 million by way of damages; USPTO to hire hundreds of new examiners and more. INDIA PATENT NEWS Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry gears up for Trump’s visit, initiates discussion on reviewing IP laws In an effort to make “Namaste Mr. President” formerly dubbed as “Kem Cho Mr. President” an eventful occasion, the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has reportedly initiated discussions to review...

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Patent Office publishes 80% more patent applications this week, Grants reduce by 30%

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 14th of February 2020. 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 1422 patent applications have been published in the 7th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1422 applications published in the journal, 103 applications account for early publications while 1319 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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“Parachute” Goes After YouTuber for Disparagement, Cyprus Re-registers its ‘Halloumi’ Cheese Mark in the UK, ‘Co-Lab’ Launched By GQ India and Raymond, Italy’s Art Museum Uffizzi Galleries Claims its Domains, Assamese Gamocha Filed For GI and more

“Parachute” Goes After YouTuber for Disparagement, Cyprus Re-registers its ‘Halloumi’ Cheese Mark in the UK, 'Co-Lab' Launched By GQ India and Raymond, Italy’s Art Museum Uffizzi Galleries Claims its Domains, Assamese Gamocha Filed For GI and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARKS UPDATE “Parachute” Goes After YouTuber for Disparagement   Marico Ltd., one of India’s leading FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) company, had recently filed an application at the Bombay High Court, seeking an interim injunction against Abhijeet Bhansali, a YouTuber/V-Blogger who operates the YouTube channel "Bearded Chokra". It was alleged by Marico that Abhijeet...

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