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Post-Graduate Diploma in IPR, Patent backlog decreased by 50%, Bayer sued in Brazil and more

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“Patent News Bulletin: Indian Patent Statistics, Indian Industrial Design Statistics, Interesting Inventions, IDENTIFY POLLUTANTS FROM VEHICLE EXHAUST AT TOLL PLAZAS WITH PROVISION OF PENALTY, DRINKABLE SEA WATER: DESIGN INTELLIGENT SOLAR ADSORPTION DESALINATION & COOLING SYSTEM ON SEA WATER, Indian Patent News, DPIIT receives reduced budgetary allocation for Financial Year 2019-20, RMNLU, Lucknow invites applications for Post-Graduate Diploma in IPR, Patent backlog down by 50%, Patent Licensing / Commercialization, TiVo & LG sign expanded IP Licensing Agreement  International Patent News, Brazil cotton farmers sue Bayer and more” presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading...

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Can Sound Be Registered as a Trademark?

This image depicts the logo of MGM, the motion pictures producers. The logo consists of a roaring lion. The depiction is accompanied by a majestic roar of the lion. Is this trademarkable? This post deals with the question as to whether sounds can be trademarked. Click on the image to read the full post.

  This post was first published on 15th October, 2012.   A trademark is a word or symbol which is associated with a product or company. It is one of the important Intellectual properties of any Company. With the diversification of means for branding products, sound marks/sound logos (such as Intel's "Intel inside" musical jingle"; MGM lion's roar) have got prominence and their protection has become an important aspect. No company would desire such a unique identification sound to be moving into public domain. So, various countries like U.S, Germany have started registering such distinctive marks.   The decision of the Canadian Federal Court in...

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Final Rules For Administrative Trials Published

This post was first published on 15th August, 2012.   The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will publish final rules in the Federal Register, relating to implementation of three administrative trial provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA); inter partes review, post-grant review, and the transitional program for covered business method patents. The administrative trial final rules offer a third party a timely, cost-effective alternative to district court litigation for challenging the patentability of a claimed invention in an issued patent.   These rules become effective on September 16, 2012. The final rules for inter partes review...

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Wankel Engine, Although Revving not Revolutionary

This post was first published on 13th June 2014.   What's the one thing that is common between a 1975 Suzuki RE5 motorcycle and a Mazda Taiki supercar? Believe the answer would be - the Engine. Both these vehicles are powered by an engine called the ‘Wankel Engine’. Ranging from a simple single cylinder engine that powers our motorcycles with great mileage, to advanced SCRAM jet engine that propels hyper-sonic airplanes to an astonishing speed of 10,000 km/h, IC engines have evolved over the years. There are many varieties of IC engines based on their working cycles, construction, application, fuel used etc. In general, the...

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Are You Ready for a Walk on Water?

This post was first published on 13th January, 2011. We generally use the phrase “Walking on water”,  to refer to a miracle or accomplishing something nearly impossible. But if we consider the literal meaning of it, is it really possible to walk on water? A lot of people dream of walking on water and infact some have walked on water either in reality or as an illusion or miracle. After Lord Ram performed the feat, Leonardo da Vinci in 15th Century sketched how a man can walk on water. Since then, numerous inventions have come up to turn this dream into...

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Alexander Graham Bell’s Path-breaking Patents

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  This post was first published on March 12th, 2014.   Have you ever imagined a world without communication? I am sure that the thought itself is horrible. Over the years, communication technologies have evolved to such an extent as to make the whole world shrink to the size of a portable communication device. Having said that, I think this is the right time to pay tribute to a legend who laid the foundation to the communication era: Alexander Graham Bell - the famous inventor who fetched the first telephone patent. Bell was born on the 3rd of March, 1847. Young Bell exhibited skills...

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Should Every Business get a Trademark under 35?

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This post was first published on 12th March, 2012.   Recently, an entrepreneur came to me for advice on obtaining trademark protection. The man said he runs a software development and services company and he found a competitor running a similar business in USA under a trademark that is identical to his. As a prior user, he wanted to protect his trademark but was unsure of what trademark classes he should apply under. I advised him to file applications under Class 9 for software products and Class 42 for software services and also told him he could consider filing applications under Class 16...

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A Marksman to Get Your Mark- Choosing the Right Trademark Attorney

This post was first published on December 15, 2011. Trademark protection is an indispensable requirement for any business today. Any running business without a registered trademark, is not only prone to passing off but also runs a risk of infringing other registered trademarks. Trademark registration is sought by most business organisations today as a protection and risk mitigation measure. Due to an ever growing requirement for trademark registration services, a number of service providers have mushroomed off late in and around the cities in which the trademark registries are located. The fact that filing of a trademark application is as easy as...

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Pedaling the Mechanical Horse

This post was first published on 10th November, 2010. During the nineteenth century, the Bicycle which was referred to as “Mechanical Horse” by David V. Herlihy evoked an exciting new world in which every person could travel afar and at will. But now, in this modern world “Is the bicycle capable enough of competing with other advanced vehicles?” While exploring my query, I came across many interesting inventions one among those is very interesting and provided hereunder for your reference. Normally, while riding bicycles the rider’s legs push rotating pedals so that pushing down one of the pedals provides a corresponding lifting of...

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Comparative Advertising: Pepsodent v. Colgate

This image depicts a toothpaste tube shaped like a banana. It raises the question of such possibility. This post explores how traditional knowledge is used and misused by patents. Click on the image to read the full post.

This post was first published on August 21, 2013 There is yet another war between Hindustan Unilever Limited (Pepsodent) and Colgate- Palmolive (Colgate), regarding a comparative advertisement by HUL, which shows two kids brushing their teeth with Pepsodent and Colgate, where both the toothpaste packs are clearly visible. The kids then take a cavity test, and the voiceover follows which says that, Pepsodent Germicheck is 130% better than Colgate, when it comes to germ attack (news available here). Colgate-Palmolive is known to have not taken the conventional route of first filing a complaint with the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) and...

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