In the recently published IAM Strategy 300 listing for 2021, Ms. Vinita Radhakrishnan, Senior Partner at BananaIP has been recognized as one of the Top IP Strategists in the world. The listing includes 300 internationally recognized IP Professionals selected through a confidential nomination process followed by research and interviews.
The list includes IP Leaders from the industry, law firms, Research institutions and Universities.
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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 27th of August 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 1,035 patent applications have been published in the 35th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,035 applications published in the journal, 225 applications account…
This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy and Antitrust:
UK to develop its own privacy rules
Given Britain’s exit from the European Union, the question has now revolved around Britain’s obligations under privacy law, as it would now be considered as a third country under the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which encumbers stricter compliance for handling data. As part of its overhaul of its Data Protection Act, Britain intends to do away with…
We Are Hiring!
BananaIP is hiring Intellectual Property (IP) Associates with L.L.M in Intellectual Property and/or L.L.B with 2 to 3 years of work exp. Persons with relevant experience and persons with disabilities will be given preference.
Job Title: Intellectual Property (IP) Associate
Department: Intellectual Property Research, Analysis and Advisory Job description: As a part of the Patent / IP Research, Analysis and Advisory Division of BananaIP Counsels, the Associate will work on a variety of projects…
Merck Sharp And Dohme Corp & ANR vs YMS Laboratories Private Limited
In this case, the plaintiff, owner of patents pertaining to Sitagliptin and its derivative salts, filed an infringement suit against the defendant. The plaintiff prayed for an Ad Interim Injunction during the pendency of the suit. After reviewing the facts presented, the Court granted an Exparte Ad Interim Injunction as the plaintiff made out a prima facie case. The plaintiff in the case submitted evidence to show that…
This running post provides a summary of the latest Indian Copyright cases in 2021, decided by various Courts and tribunals in the country.
1. Mr. John Hart Jr. & Anr. vs. Mr. Mukul Deora & Ors, High Court of Delhi, CS (Comm) 38/2021
In this case, Plaintiff No. 1 claims to be vested with the exclusive copyright to make a movie adaptation of the book “The White Tiger” authored by Mr. Aravind Adiga by virtue of a Literary Option/Purchase Agreement dated…
This running post provides a summary of the latest Indian Trademark cases in 2021, decided by various Courts and tribunals in the country.
Sony Corporation vs. K. Selvamurthy
In this case, Sony Corporation filed a trademark infringement suit claiming dilution of its well-known SONY trademark against a sole proprietor running a tours and travels business under the name, Sony Tours and Travels. After analyzing the facts before it, the District Court came to the conclusion that the defendant did not take…
This running post provides a summary of the latest Indian Trademark cases in 2021, decided by various Courts and tribunals in the country. Part 1 can be accessed here.
Franco Indian Pharmaceuticals ... vs Micro Labs Limited And Anr
In this case, The Bombay High Court granted an Exparte injunction with respect to the word and label marks, Dexorange, and trade dress of the bottle. The trademarks were being used for folic acid supplements for more than 50 years, and the…
H. Lundbeck A/S & Anr. vs Symed Labs Limited
In this case, the patent holder (plaintiff) and the defendant settled a patent suit even before notice was served, and filed an application asking the Court to decree the suit as per the terms of the settlement agreement, which the Court did. The Court also refunded the Court fee payed by the plaintiff in the case. This settlement agreement between the parties is interesting because it dealt with use of the…
The Certificate MasterClass on Intellectual Property has now reached the last phase. The final session scheduled on 17th June, 2021 (Thursday) will focus on making money, and gaining value out of patents. It will cover patent valuation, licensing and commercialization.
You may register for the upcoming session for free here
Patent Valuation, Licensing and Commercialization
It is important for businesses, especially startups and SMEs, to understand how commercializing patents works, and what options are available. The legal framework, albeit minimal, is…