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9000+ Trademarks Registered this Week, Increase of 69% in Trademark Examination this Week

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9000+ trademarks registered this week, Increase of 69 percent in total trademark applications examined. A total of 9634 applications have been granted registration. 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. There has been an increase of sixty nine percent (69%) in the total trademark applications examined. Similarly, there has been an increase of twelve percent (12%) in the total number of hearing notices issued. However, no renewal notices have been issued in the previous week. Weekly...

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Supreme Court restores order extending time limits indefinitely, asks why Government is not invoking compulsory licensing provisions and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s patent news and updates - Supreme Court restores order extending time limits indefinitely; Supreme Court asks Government why it is not invoking compulsory licensing provisions; US publishes infamous "Special 301 Report", places India on priority watch list; USPTO organizing series of free webinars on Industrial designs / design patents Indian Patent Updates Supreme Court restores order extending time limits indefinitely The Supreme Court on Tuesday, i.e., April 27th restored its order from last year In Re Cognizance for Extension of Limitation, extending the period(s) of limitation provided under any general or special laws with effect from 14th March 2021. The order...

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Patent office continues working hard amidst pandemic, over 800 applications examined this week

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 30th of April 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 727 patent applications have been published in the 18th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 727 applications published in the journal, 123 applications account for early publications while 604 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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7500+ New Trademark Applications Filed this Week

Trademark Statistics

7500+ new trademark applications filed this week, Increase of 68 percent in total number of hearing notices issued. A total of 5838 applications examined in the previous week. 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. There has been an increase of twenty four percent (24%) in the total number of applications disposed through show cause hearings. Similarly, there has been a significant increase of sixty eight percent (68%) in the total number of hearing notices...

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Is today a Happy World IP Day?

HAPPY WORLD IP DAY

Last year, I wrote a post talking about the preference for open and collaborative research to combat the COVID pandemic (read here). At the time, I was excited to note that Governments, organisations and people were setting aside their IP norms and beliefs in the interests of human welfare. One year later, I have come to realize that my excitement was premature and uncalled for. Except for World Health Organisation's ACT (Access to Covid-19 Tools) Accelerator Program, and the COVAX Program within it, I have not come across any significant initiative that gives preference to access over intellectual property that has...

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Delhi High Court asks government to consider issuing compulsory licenses, World IP day 2021, a solemn affair this year, India – South Africa patent waiver proposal opposed again and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s patent news and updates - World IP day 2021, a solemn affair this year; Calls for compulsory license on COVID vaccine grows stronger; Government should not hesitate in invoking compulsory licensing provisions says Delhi High Court; Intel wins patent trial involving VLSI Technology; India - South Africa patent waiver proposal opposed by EU, UK and Switzerland at WTOP TRIPS meet; Lawmakers and nonprofit groups urge Biden administration to back 'moral' patent waiver. Indian Patent Updates World IP day 2021, a solemn affair this year April 26th, celebrated as World IP day every year will be a solemn affair this year,...

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Chanel Unsuccessful Against Huawei, Adidas Unveils Yoda Shoes, and more

Chanel fails in its opposition against Huawei’s logo, Facebook initiates a cybersquatting lawsuit and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Andhra Pradesh High Court Grants Protection Over ‘Surya’ Trademark The Andhra Pradesh High Court recently ruled in favour of Gaurav Polymers, a company engaged in the manufacturing of white lime wash, in a matter dealing with the usage of the mark ‘Surya’. Gaurav Polymers, who was using the mark ‘Surya’ along with a device of a rising sun, had instituted the suit against another chemical manufacturer, Delight Chemicals, who had adopted a deceptively similar...

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Patent publications decrease this week but grants increase slightly even as India battles COVID

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 23rd of April 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 617 patent applications have been published in the 17th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 617 applications published in the journal, 203 applications account for early publications while 414 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Nokia and Lenovo settle patent dispute, Apple wins $506 Million patent-damages appeal and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s news: Nokia and Lenovo settle patent dispute over video compression technology; Apple wins appeal against $506 Million patent-damages awarded to it earlier; USPTO announces special Patents for Humanity COVID-19 category; USPTO launches COVID fast-track appeals pilot program Nokia and Lenovo settle patent dispute over video compression technology Nokia and Lenovo have announced a decision to settle a long-standing patent dispute relating to video compression technology. The dispute which began in 2019 with Nokia suing Lenovo across multiple jurisdictions around the world has come to an end after Lenovo agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to Nokia. The parties have...

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Lull in activity at Patent office, patent publications and grants decrease

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 16th of April 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 804 patent applications have been published in the 16th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 804 applications published in the journal, 156 applications account for early publications while 648 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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