+91-80-26860424 / 34

Call Us Today

LinkedIn

 

Intellectual Property News and Analysis – Intellepedia

Amazon expands Support for Multiple Indian Languages, Streaming Platforms choose Self-regulation over Statutory Rules and more.

E commerce and Licensing

Amazon expands Support for Multiple Indian Languages, Streaming Platforms choose Self-regulation over Statutory Rules, Social Media Platforms and Advertisers check Harmful Content, Pakistan bans Dating Apps citing Immoral Content and Chingari and T-Series sign Licensing Deal. Amazon expands Support for Multiple Indian Languages The E-commerce giant, Amazon, has recently added support for a few more Indian languages on its website and apps. Apart from the previously added support for Hindi, which is the most popular language in India, Amazon’s apps and devices now also support Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam and Kannada, in a bid to add hundreds millions of new users. This...

Continue reading

Slow Pace at the Trademark Office this Week

Trademark Statistics

Slow week at the trademark office with decrease of 36% in total number of renewal notices issued. Total of 10793 trademark applications published in the trademark journal. 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 decrease in the working capacity of the Trademark Registry. There has been a decrease of eighty six percent (86%) in the total applications disposed through show cause hearings. There has also been a decrease of thirty two percent (32%) in the total number of registrations granted. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This...

Continue reading

McDonald’s Big Mack Suit Against Hungry Jack’ Big Jack, Rajasthan Royals Partners with APIS Honey and more

McDonald’s big mack suit against hungry jack’ big jack, Captain Morgan forays into food, Messi triumphs over ‘Massi’ and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Bombay High Court Grants Temporary Injunction Against Emami In a recent case concerning the marketing and sale of skincare cream ‘Glow and Handsome’, the Bombay High Court passed a temporary injunction restraining FMCG producer Emami from using the same. The dispute first arose after Hindustan Unilever (HUL) changed the name of its product ‘Fair and Lovely’ to ‘Glow and Lovely’ for women, and ‘Glow and Handsome’ for men, in...

Continue reading

Patent lawsuits against Samsung, LG and Uber, USPTO announces COVID-19 related pilot program and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – Registrations to 5th Korea International Youth Olympiad (KIYO) 4I 2020 open till 25th September 2020; Samsung and LG face patent infringement lawsuit from DivX; Uber faces allegations of direct, contributory, and induced patent infringement; USPTO announces COVID-19 deferred-fee provisional patent application pilot program. INDIA PATENT NEWS UPDATES 5th Korea International Youth Olympiad (KIYO) 4I 2020 – Register now The World Women Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association in association with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and other organizations is organizing the 5th Korea International Youth Olympiad 2020. The...

Continue reading

43% more patents granted this week, total patents issued till date near 19k

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 published by the patent office on the 18th of September 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 1,666 patent applications have been published in the 38th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1,666 applications published in the journal, 171 applications account for early publications while 1,495 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

Continue reading

Indian IP Office and Website Accessibility for Persons with Blindness – Order of CCPD

Indian IP Office and Website Accessibility for Persons with Blindness - Order of CCPD

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 ("RPwD Act") was enacted with the objective of giving effect to the provisions of the UN Convention of Persons with Disabilities to which India is a member state. The RPwD Act requires Government and private establishments to provide information, communications and documents in formats that are accessible to persons with disabilities. The Act also mandates establishments to provide reasonable accommodations, and states that not providing such accommodations amounts to discrimination. The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 ("RPwD Rules") state that  websites, documents and communications must comply with website standards of...

Continue reading

Call for consultations on implications of AI on IP Policy, Gujarat tops State Startup Ranking List and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News –  DPIIT publishes 2nd edition of State Startup Rankings, Gujarat ranks 1st, Sharp Corp wins patent infringement suit against Daimler; U.K Government calls for consultations on implications of AI on IP Policy. Indian Patent News Updates DPIIT publishes 2nd edition of State Startup Rankings, Gujarat ranks 1st The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) published the 2nd edition of the State Startup Rankings on Friday, last week. According to the official website, the State Startup Ranking 2019 framework is based on seven categories and thirty action points on which the states have been assessed and ranked. According...

Continue reading

Patent grants reduce by 54% this week, 396 patents issued

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 published by the patent office on the 11th of September 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 1,757 patent applications have been published in the 37th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1,757 applications published in the journal, 183 applications account for early publications while 1,574 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

Continue reading

T-Series issues Legal Notices to Video Platforms, Ford Motors denies Freeplay Music’s infringement claims and Court denies Taylor Swift’s motion to dismiss Infringement Lawsuit.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

T-Series issues Legal Notices to Video Platforms, Ford Motors denies Freeplay Music’s infringement claims and Court denies Taylor Swift’s motion to dismiss Infringement Lawsuit. T-Series issues Legal Notices to Video Platforms The music record label T-Series has recently issued legal notices to several social video platform including Bolo Indya, Mitron, MX Player's Takatak, Triller for allegedly using and infringing copyrighted work owned by T-Series. Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited, which is T-Series’ parent company, has asked each of these short-video platforms to pay around INR 3.5 crore in damage and render accounts of all revenues illegally earned by the platforms from the...

Continue reading

A Whooping 20,000 Trademark Registrations Granted this Week

A whooping 20,000 trademark registrations granted this week. Total of 10764 trademark applications published in the trademark journal. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS We can see an overall increase in the total working capacity of the Indian Trademark Registry. There has been an increase of one hundred and fifty nine percent (159%) in the total number of registrations granted. Similarly, there has been an increase of thirteen percent (13%) in the total number of renewal notices issued. However, we can also see a decrease of ninety-eight (98%)...

Continue reading
css.php
Speak with an IP Expert Today
close slider