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Biodiversity law requirement of NBA Approval for Indian herbal companies

National Biodiversity Authority

The Earth’s biological resources are vital to humanity’s economic and social development, as well as for the maintenance of ecosystem health. Countries have long recognized that species, ecosystems, and biological diversity are of tremendous value to present and future generations. At the same time, the threat to species and ecosystems has never been greater. Species extinction caused by human activities continues at an alarming rate. For these reasons, countries have adopted a range of international treaties to protect species, habitats, and biological diversity itself.[1] India is one of the 17-mega biodiversity countries of the world. With only 2.4% of the...

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Making a difference, Being the difference

Intellectual Property - Making a difference, being the difference.

"The things that haven’t been done before, Those are the things to try; Columbus dreamed of an unknown shore At the rim of the far-flung sky, And his heart was bold and his faith was strong As he ventured in dangers new, And he paid no heed to the jeering throng Or the fears of the doubting crew." These lines from a poem by Edgar Guest aptly define the journey of BananaIP. From a firm with two people to a firm of over fifty led by the finest team of senior partners and from a boutique Intellectual Property (IP) firm to a firm offering super specialized IP services,...

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Industrial Designs -Design Protection & Originality

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When it comes to registering industrial designs there is a lot of confusion as to what can be registered, and what cannot. Although it is clear that industrial design covers the aesthetic appearance of an article, there are certain standards that the article must qualify to be registerable subject matter. Section 4 of the Designs Act, 2000, already lists out the basic requirements for a design to be registered. In addition to this there are also a catena of common law judgments that further clarify the standards and scope of originality, and this was further clarified in the recent Crocs...

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Differentiating Patents and Industrial Designs

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Patents and Industrial Designs are both subsets of Intellectual Property Rights, along with Trademarks, Copyrights, Geographical Indicators, etc. Although these two types of Intellectual Property Rights are very distinct in nature, many tend to confuse the two. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), patents are an “exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem.” Patent rights are granted to an inventor, by the government, and it permits such inventor to exclude others from making,...

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Weekly Patent News: Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Withdrawal of patent applications, 120 startups receive patents in 101 days and more.

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“Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Over 500 patent applications withdrawn, 120 startups receive patents in 101 days says DPIIT, USITC to begin investigation into alleged patent infringement by Jinko Solar, Longi Solar and another, EPO and Jordon begin negotiations on possible validation agreement, Alibaba wins award for IPR and Technology at the Luxury Law Summit in London” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Intellectual Property is a key aspect of economic development.” - John Craig Venter, an American biotechnologist, biochemist and businessman. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 583 patent applications have...

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Job Opening at BananaIP – Manager, Client Engagement

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BananaIP (BIP) Counsels is pleased to announce an opening for the position of Client Engagement Manager. Please see details below for more information. Position: Manager, Client Engagement Experience: Preferably: 1-2 years of experience Pre-requisites: MBA and/or relevant job experience Excellent communication skill Good grasp of MS Office Job Description: Identifying sales leads Following up new business opportunities and setting up meetings Planning and preparing presentations Overseeing the development of marketing literature Drafting and sending out proposals to prospective clients Other Business development related activities Application Process Interested candidates may send the following documents along with a cover letter by email to [email protected] CV highlighting the candidate’s...

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Job Opening at BananaIP – HR Manager

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BananaIP (BIP) Counsels is pleased to announce an opening for the position of HR Manager. Please see details below for more information. Position: HR Manager Experience: Preferably: 1-2 years of experience Pre-requisites: MBA in HR or relevant job experience Excellent communication skill Good grasp of MS Office Job Description: Preparing or updating employment records related to hiring, transferring, promoting, and terminating Employee induction including paperwork, explaining human resources policies, procedures, laws, and standards etc. Recruitment including seeking job profiles, shortlisting candidates,  informing job applicants of job duties, responsibilities, benefits, schedules etc. Addressing any employment relations issues, such as work complaints and harassment allegations Other...

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Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Bombay HC orders Nuziveedu to pay Monsanto, Delhi HC dismisses suit filed by Crocs Inc and more patent news updates

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“Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Bombay HC orders Nuziveedu to pay 138 crores to Bayer – Monsanto, Delhi HC dismisses suit filed by Crocs Inc., Pakistan revises IP Fee schedule showing an increase of 50% in costs, DepEd, Manila signs MoA with WIPO to introduce IP in basic education and other news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Patents are the best and most effective means of controlling competition. They occasionally give absolute command of the market, enabling their owner to name the price without regard to the cost of...

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Basics of Industrial Designs

Basics of Industrial Designs

Any good business man would tell you that the success of any product in the market depends a lot on its aesthetics almost as much as its function.  A lot of the times it has so happened that a more aesthetically pleasing product has done better in the market, as compared to competing products that have a higher functional value, merely because of its appearance. Therefore, when it comes to consumer products, appearance plays a huge role and has the effect of influencing the buyer’s decision. This means that in an extremely competitive market it becomes increasingly important for a...

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Weekly Patent News: Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, New Draft Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedure, National Policy on Software Products and more

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“Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Draft Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedure 2019 published, National Policy on Software Products – 2019, receives sanction from the Union Cabinet, Huawei and Samsung end patent infringement dispute, Blackberry and Twitter in a tussle, NI – MSME to organize a 5 - day training session on Intellectual Property Rights, RGNIIPM Nagpur to launch an IP Innovation Gallery” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “An invention has to make sense in the world it finishes in, not in the world it started” Tim O’Reilly, Founder of...

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