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Author: BananaIP Reporter

BananaIP Counsels > Articles posted by BananaIP Reporter (Page 23)

Patent statistics, US PTAB upholds Motorola’s patents, Nvidia accused of patent infringement and more

“Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, IPA4SME Campaign begins with a bang, first call for applications is now open, Vietnam in talks to develop its IP strategy by the year 2030, European Patent Office holds Search Matters conference in Munich, Germany, USPTO maintains validity of Motorola Solution’s patents despite objections raised by Hytera, Nvidia faces accusations of patent infringement” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “If you didn’t have patents, no one would bother to spend money on research and development. But with patents, if someone has a good idea and...

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Proceedings Before the Indian Patent Office

The image depicts a gavel which indicates patent proceedings before Indian Patent Office application.

  Original Date of Publication: February 4th, 2008   Author- Dr.Kalyan C. Kankanala, Chief IP Attorney, BananaIP Counsels   OVERVIEW A patent application can be filed at only one of the four patent offices in India (Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai). The patent application passes through the following stages: A. FILING B. PUBLICATION C. EXAMINATION D. OPPOSITION E. GRANT A. FILING 1. Applicant: An application for a patent can be filed by the true and first inventor. It can also be filed the by the assignee or legal representative of the inventor. If an application is filed by the assignee, proof of assignment has to be submitted along with the application. The...

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Should Distinctiveness Have Anything to Do with Dilution – By Nandan Pendsey, IP Attorney, USA

The image depicts the letters T and M as the post is about trademarks and distinctiveness and dilution. Click here to read the post.

Evolution of Dilution as a Remedy: The theory of Dilution as a means of protecting a trademark was first propounded by Frank Schechter in his research article, “The Rational Basis for Trademark Protection”. He advocates in this article that the real function of trademark law is to identify a product as satisfactory and thereby stimulate further purchases by the consuming public. He further says that the real injury to a trademark is the gradual whittling away or dispersion of its identity (now known as dilution) and therefore preservation of this uniqueness of a trademark should be the only rational basis...

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Protecting Celebrity Rights Through Trademark & Copyright Laws

Intellectual Property

  The happiness of fans of English football club ,Manchester United knew no bounds when Jose Mourinho, the famous Portuguese football coach was selected as their manager for the next three seasons.  However the official announcement regarding the same took some time . The reason for such delay is quite interesting. The trademark of JOSE MOURINHO in around seven categories (as per NICE classification) was held by Chelsea Football Club. Mourinho was the manager of Chelsea in two brief stints i.e from 2004 to 2007 and 2013 to 2015. In the first stint, his rise in the popularity graph was steep...

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