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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public – World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

BananaIP team is sharing the latest information provided by World Health Organization (WHO) on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:   Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands. Maintain social distancing Maintain at least 1...

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Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications – 2020

Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications - 2020

IPO adjourns hearing of Design applications scheduled on 27th March 2020 Intellepedia Publication Date: 23rd March 2020 The Indian Patent Office issued a public notice on 17th March 2020 indicating that the office has adjourned the hearing of Design applications that was previously scheduled on 27th March 2020 before Dr. S. K. Barik, Asst. Controller of Patents & Designs. According to the notice, the adjournment comes in the light of the recent advisory issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore, all hearings that were previously scheduled on 27th Mach 2020 have been...

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Coordination Committee of WIPO nominates Mr. Daren Tang for post of Director General; WIPO Academy, RGNIIPM and NLU Nagpur to host WIPO-India Summer School and more

Coordination Committee of WIPO nominates Mr. Daren Tang for post of Director General; WIPO Academy, RGNIIPM and NLU Nagpur to host WIPO-India Summer School and more

In this week’s Patent News – WIPO Academy, RGNIIPM and NLU Nagpur to host WIPO-India Summer School; Coordination Committee of WIPO nominates Mr. Daren Tang for post of Director General; IP applications filed by foreign applicants continue to grow: CNIPA; EPO launches public consultation for EPC and PCT-EPO Guidelines and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS WIPO Academy, RGNIIPM and NLU Nagpur to host WIPO-India Summer School According to a public notice issued on 5th March 2020, WIPO Academy, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Intellectual Property Management (RGNIIPM) and National Law University (NLU), Nagpur will jointly host the WIPO – India Summer School...

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966 patent applications published this week

966 patent applications published this week

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 6th of March 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 966 patent applications have been published in the 10th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 966 applications published in the journal, 149 applications account for early publications while 817 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period....

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Office of CGPDTM invites applications for Patent Agent Examination 2020; IPO to re-open acceptance of requests under Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Project and more

Office of CGPDTM invites applications for Patent Agent Examination 2020; IPO to re-open acceptance of requests under Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Project and more

In this week’s Patent News - IPO to re-open acceptance of requests under Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Project; Office of CGPDTM invites applications for Patent Agent Examination 2020; Last date for submission of applications for National IP Awards – 2020 extended; RGNIIPM to open IP Innovation Gallery; India and U.S to reach an agreement on IPR matters; Varta AG files three separate patent infringement suits against Amazon, Costo Wholesale and Best Buy Co.; Australia to phase-out Innovation Patent from 2021 and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS IPO to re-open acceptance of requests under Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Project According to...

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Over 15,000 Patent applications Examined this year, Patent Grants reach the 5000 mark

Over 15000 Patent applications Examined this year, Patent Grants reach the 5000 mark

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 28th 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 910 patent applications have been published in the 9th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 910 applications published in the journal, 107 applications account for early publications while 803 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of...

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Summary of Indian Copyright, Entertainment Law Cases and Rules of 2019

Summary of Indian Copyright and Entertainment Law Cases of 2019

High Court Cases Delhi HC: Website Cannot Use TOI and ET Content Bennett, Coleman & Company Limited & Anr. Vs. Mr. Ajay Kumar & Ors., CS(COMM) 21/2019 Decided on: 01.05.2019 Court: Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court has passed an order restraining the owners of the website www.sscias.com from using content from the ‘Times of India’(TOI) and the ‘Economic Times’(ET) on their website. This order requires the website owners to stop using, advertising, promoting, and making available for download any content from the TOI and ET newspapers. The court passed this order in a suit alleging trademark infringement, copyright infringement and unfair competition, filed by...

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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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