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BananaIP Counsels > Articles posted by BIP Patent Attorneys (Page 21)

Non-Conventional Trademarks: Sound marks

The following article is brought to you by the Trademark experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels, India's leading new age IP firm. This post discusses Sound marks as a non-conventional trademark and how sound marks are registered in India and the US. The ever increasing competition in the commercial arena and a budding consumer society has directed several brand owners to adopt innovative methods in order to surpass their competitors, and boost their own products in order to achieve a distinctive frame. Trademarks as understood conventionally are marks which help in identifying the commercial source of products or services distinctively. Trademarks have traditionally been associated with...

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Rangoon movie, Facebook Licensing, DC Super Hero Girls, Special 301 and more

The featured image shows a green school board on which the following words appear to be written by chalk. The words read "Copyrights, Media & Entertainment Law news : Weekly updates". To get your weekly updates and news on IP, click here.

This weekly update on Copyrights, Media and Entertainment Law is brought to you by the Entertainment Law experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. Thought of the Week "Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere, a tiny fraction has continuing commercial value. For that tiny fraction, the copyright is a crucially important legal device." - Lawrence Lessig Copyright Infringement Case updates Kangana and Rangoon team land in murky waters of copyright infringement Film production company Nadia Movietone Pvt Ltd. has filed a copyright infringement suit against director & producer Vishal Bhardwaj and has sought a stay on the release of his movie 'Rangoon'. The Bombay High Court has...

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Fast Registrations, Trump, Beer, Brand Licensing, Ikea v. Aikya & more

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  This weekly update on Trademarks and Geographical Indications (GI) is brought to you by the Trademark experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK THOUGHT OF THE WEEK “A great trademark is appropriate, dynamic, distinctive, memorable and unique” - Primo Angeli TRADEMARK STATS FROM THE INDIAN TRADEMARK OFFICE, BETWEEN 16th FEBRUARY 2017 TO 21st FEBRUARY 2017 The Trademark office has been very busy during the last week. They have taken several actions with respect to the trademark process. Total Trademark applications examined by the Trademark Office: 8399 Total applications disposed through show cause hearings: 983 Total applications published in the trademark journal: 7389 Total registrations granted: 10209 Total hearing notices issued:...

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Guidelines for IP Commercialization – A Presentation by Mr. Sanjeeth Hegde at NLSIU, Bangalore

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The following presentation titled "Guidelines for IP Commercialization", was delivered on 15th February 2017 by Mr. Sanjeeth Hegde, (Sr. Partner, BIP Counsels) at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. The presentation was delivered as part of a Symposium on COMMERCIALIZATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS – “with focus on Patents” organized by the Centre for IP Research and Advocacy, NLSIU headed by Professor Ramakrishna, a well known IP Professor and Advisor. The Symposium was attended by some of the country's leading IP experts, Government officials, academics and researchers. The presentation covers the following topics: Strategies normally involved in IP Commercialization; Revenue generation from the strategies adopted;...

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Landmark cases, Amazon’s interesting patent, Apple and Qualcomm dispute.

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  This weekly update on patents is brought to you by the Patent experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. In this weeks patent news and updates we bring to you a Landmark case in patents, latest stats from the patent & designs office, an interesting patent granted to Amazon and much more. Happy reading! Patent thought of the week: "Grant is the beginning of the Patent Game, not its end." - Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala Patent Stats: Patent applications published by the Indian Patent Office between 11th February 2017 and 19th February 2017: 547 Patent applications granted by the Indian Patent Office between 11th February 2017 and 19th February 2017:...

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First Amendment to WTO comes into force

The featured image shows scrabble tiles arranged in a manner to read "Time for change". This post is about the amendment to the Agreement on TRIPS. To read more about this, click here.

The recent amendment to the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)  is the first ever amendment to WTO accords after its founding in 1995. The amendment to the TRIPs agreement came into force on 23rd January, 2017, after 2/3rd members of WTO accepted it. The amendment facilitates supply of drugs to developing/least developed countries lacking pharmaceutical production capacity under a compulsory license. The amendment was made to address public health needs of people in poor countries with limited or no pharmaceutical manufacturing capacities. Before this amendment, compulsory license grants were permitted only to address national needs. Now,...

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Fundamentals of Intellectual Property – A Presentation at IIM-Bangalore

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The following presentation titled “Fundamentals of Intellectual Property”, was delivered on 17th February 2017 by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Chief IP Attorney, BananaIP Counsels, at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B).  The presentation focuses on basic concepts of IP and their relevance in the fast changing business environment. The Presentation included the following topics: Introduction to IP Patents Novelty/Inventive Step Patent Claim Copyrights Trademarks Strength of Trade Marks Industrial Designs Examples of infringement Trade Secrets Integrated Protection Value of IP Example of Integrated Licensing Model To access the entire presentation please visit the below mentioned link: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property - A Presentation...

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Understanding Software Inventions in India and US

The featured image shows an electronic tab with the a collage of words. The focus word being computer software. The present article will help you in Understanding Software Inventions in India and US. To read more click here.

The following article is brought to you by the Patent experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels, India's leading new age IP firm. This post will help you understand how software inventions are normally examined and understood by the Indian Patent Office and the United States Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO). Due to the growing economic significance of computers and computer programs, the patentability of software inventions has been a subject of international attention in the recent past. A software patent is generally defined as the patent that involves programming techniques to enhance the computer performance. The Indian patent law does not provide a...

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Hrithik, Beyonce, Infringement, Bombay High Court

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  This weekly update on Copyrights, Media and Entertainment Law is brought to you by the Entertainment Law experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. Thought of the Week: “Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet” - Mark Twain Copyright Cases Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) sues Thomson Press The Bombay High Court has recently granted a stay order in response to an injunction suit brought about by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT), against the printing and publishing company - Thomson Press. The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust in its submission to the Court has informed the Court that...

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Delhi High Court dismisses Sun Pharma’s plea against Mylan; Nilambur Teak to get GI tag? and much more.

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This weekly update on Trademarks and Geographical Indications (GI) is brought to you by the Trademark experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. Trademark thought of the week: "Trademark is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service."- Daniel J. Boorstin Trademark Stats from the Indian Trademark Office, between 8th February 2017 to 15th February 2017 : Total Trademark applications examined by Trademark Office: 11095 Total applications disposed through show cause hearings: 1237 Total applications published in the trademark journal: 8578 Total registrations granted: 8517 Total hearing notices issued: 2686 Total renewal notices issued: 1482 Trademark case updates: Recent Judgments: Delhi High Court dismisses Sun...

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