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WEEKLY TRADEMARK UPDATES

This week’s trademark updates are as follows:   Gujarat High Court issues notice to Microsoft in trademark infringement suit A local information technology company, Azure Knowledge Corporation Pvt. Ltd. had filed an appeal before the High Court against the order of the civil court seeking to restrain the global software giant, Microsoft Corporation from using its trademark “Azure”. The lower court has refused the request on grounds that the plaintiff failed to establish any loss or damage suffered by it. On appeal…

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Accessibility of Intermediary Services to Persons with Disabilities – Proposed Amendments to IT Rules

A. Background On 6th June, 2022, the Ministry of Electronics and IT,  Government of India, published a press note sharing the Proposed Draft Amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (hereinafter referred to as “IT Rules, 2021”), and sought comments and suggestions from the  stakeholders with respect to the proposed rules. As stated in the press note, two important principles that underlie the proposed amendments are: “The Internet should be Open, Safe &…

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Draft IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules Published for comments by MeitY

On 6th June, 2022, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY), released a press note inviting public feedback and comments on the ‘Proposed draft amendment to the IT Rules, 2021’. Comments/suggestions on the draft amendment may be shared via email to dhawal.gupta@meity.gov.in and notan.roy@meity.gov.in  in either MS Word (or compatible format) or machine readable PDF format by 6th July, 2022. A formal public consultation meeting is expected to be arranged by Mid-June, the details of which should be notified…

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Draft National Policy for Persons with Disabilities – Comments and Suggestions

Draft National Policy for Persons with Disabilities – Comments and Suggestions

Background The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India published a Draft National Policy for Persons with Disabilities (hereinafter referred to as "National Disability Policy" or "Disability Policy") for comments from the general public. The proposed policy is expected to replace the prior policy of 2006, and bring India's policy for persons with disabilities in line with the UNCRPD, the RPwD Act, and other developments in the country. One of…

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Weekly News Updates: Copyright and Entertainment Law

This is a weekly news update on Copyright and Entertainment Law. Makers of “Top Gun: Maverick” sued for Copyright infringement A suit for copyright infringement has been filed against Paramount Pictures, the makers of the movie “Top Gun: Maverick”. This suit has been filed by the widow and son of Ehud Yonay, whose 1983 article ‘Top Gun’ inspired this movie’s prequel, “Top Gun”. They have claimed for damages including profits on grounds that Paramount Pictures failed to re-acquire the rights to…

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Session for Telangana AI Mission on Business Value of Intellectual Property for Start-ups

Intellectual Property (IP) is an important business tool in the hands of start-ups and small companies. If used appropriately, IP can help a start-up build a competitive fence or wall around its business. In order to build IP and take advantage of it, start-ups must know what IP they have, how to protect / build it, and how to gain business / financial value out of it. BananaIP’s collaboration with T-AIM NASSCOM BananaIP Counsels has collaborated with Telangana AI Mission (T-AIM)…

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Professor Jon M. Garon Scholarship for aspiring IP Attorneys with Disabilities

Professor Jon M. Garon Scholarship for aspiring IP Attorneys with Disabilities

Following the scholarship for patent attorneys, BananaIP is pleased to announce another scholarship for aspiring intellectual property attorneys with disabilities. The objective of this scholarship is to encourage law, science, and technology students with disabilities to join the IP profession. As a part of the scholarship, BananaIP will initially offer paid internships for students with disabilities interested in patent, copyright, trademark, or design practice. Interns in this program will also be provided appropriate facilities and accessibility accommodations to enable them…

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Latest Updates on Privacy - June 2022 - Part II

Latest Updates on Privacy – June 2022 – Part II

This is a rundown of last week's updates on Privacy: CNIL holds modifications to Google Analytics insufficient to meet GDPR requirements The French privacy watchdog, CNIL, has held that changes to Google Analytics' systems will not make it compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), dismissing options of anonymisation and encryption proposed by Google, following its decision that data transfers to the US via Google Analytics were illegal. The CNIL held that Google could not prove that firstly the data…

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Weekly Patent Statistics- 3rd June 2022 to 10th June 2022

Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics – 3rd June 2022 to 10th June 2022

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 10th of June 2022. 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 1,624 patent applications have been published in the 23rd issue of the Patent Journal, 2022. Out of the 1,624 applications published in the journal,407 applications account for…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - June 2022 - Part II

Latest Updates on Antitrust – June 2022 – Part II

This is a rundown of last week's updates on Antitrust: CCI imposes penalties on seven for bid-rigging in Indian Railway Tenders The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed penalties amounting to almost Rs. 30 lakhs on seven entities including individuals for manipulating the bidding process of railway tenders and cartelisation. The CCI stated that these entities have formed a cartel in the supply of protective tubes to the Indian Railway and were engaging in anti-competitive practices like determination of prices,…

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