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BananaIP Counsels > Articles posted by BananaIP Reporter (Page 25)

Informed Prior Art Analysis for Traditional Knowledge Based Inventions

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This post was first published on November 26th, 2012. Prior art forms the core of novelty and inventive step analysis and also plays an important role in the assessment of other requirements. For negating novelty, the basic principle is: all elements of an invention must be present in a single prior art, expressly or inherently, supplemented by knowledge of a skilled artisan. For making an invention obvious, a combination of prior art elements that form part of the invention must be obvious to a person skilled in the art. The role of prior art is quite straight forward, it must directly,...

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Trademark Violations in Comparative Advertising

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This post was first published on December 2nd, 2012. Comparative Advertising is, as the name suggests, advertising that compares one product or service with another. Comparison is made with the intention of increasing the sales of the advertiser either by suggesting that the advertiser’s product is of the same or better quality to that of the compared product. The aim of such advertisement is to bring to public knowledge an honest comparison of one’s products with those of competitors.  Promotion of market transparency is intended but has other advantages such as regulation of prices and stimulating competition for improvement in products. Comparative...

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Choosing the Right IP Name/Business Representation

Trademark Infringement

This post was first published on March 14th, 2013. Name, logo, device or any other form of business representation is generally the first asset created by an entrepreneur. Often entrepreneurs finalize on a name or logo and develop a strong emotional attachment to it. While it is important to be passionate about your business and its representation, every entrepreneur must take the following steps before finalizing on a business representation: a. Ensure that the name or any other representation shortlisted is capable of achieving strong trademark protection. It is well settled under the trademark law that a fanciful (newly coined word) or...

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Value of IP for Small and Medium Enterprises

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  This post was first published on March 14th, 2013.   Contrary to popular belief in India, Intellectual Property (IP) is neither a boon nor a curse for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Just like other business tools, it is a tool that can provide business and competitive advantage, provided an SME wishes to gain such an advantage. The wish must obviously be backed by appropriate steps in the right direction, in the light of the SMEs business goals. While the overarching objective of this series is to indicate various elements of the path to gaining business value, this article will focus only...

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Apple and Qualcomm settle all patent disputes, World IP Day events, BRICS IP heads meet in South Africa, Kerala Agricultural University to receive National IP Award 2019 and more

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“Indian Patent Statistics, Indian Patent Grants, Interesting Inventions, First Examination Report (FER) Statistics, MNLU to organize a Faculty Development Program on IPR, on World IP Day, IPR Cell of Kerala Agricultural University to receive National IP Award, 2019, Apple and Qualcomm settle their differences with a six-year patent license agreement, 11th meeting of IP Heads of BRICS held in Cape Town, South Africa and other patent news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Patents are like fertilizer. Applied wisely and sparingly, they can increase growth. But if you apply...

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WIPO India Summer School, IP Innovation Gallery opening soon, IPR workshops, Mega patent infringement lawsuit against Apple, patent research grants and more

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  “Indian Patent Statistics, Indian Patent Grants, Interesting Inventions, WIPO Academy to host WIPO – India Summer School, IP Innovation Gallery at RGNIIPM, SEVEN Networks files a mega patent infringement suit on Apple Inc., EPO refers G3/19 issue to the Enlarged Board of Appeals, EPO invites proposals for patent research grants and other patent news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Ideas in your mind have no patent value. They must be expressed or reduced to practice before it is too late” – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Author, Professor and...

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Google, Akamai and Netflix accused of patent infringement, Certificate Course on Patent Law, EPO discusses patentability of plants obtained by essentially biological processes, Microsoft adds 500 to LOT Network and more

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“Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, IPR Workshops, Certificate Course on Patent Law, Google, Akamai and Netflix accused of patent infringement, Madras High Court upholds Kibow Biotech’s patent, EPO member states discuss patentability of plants obtained by essentially biological processes, First trial by China’s Supreme People’s Court for Intellectual Property, Microsoft adds 500 more patents to LOT Network and other news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “If you watched companies such as Sony and Samsung grow, they focused first on features and then on industrial design, which made their...

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Indian patent statistics, Interesting Inventions, SIPP Scheme, EPO signs MOU for SEP’s and more

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  “Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Indian Patent Office releases latest list of facilitators under SIPP Scheme, Call for papers on Intellectual Property and Sports, US Federal Circuit rules against Cisco in a patent infringement law suit, WIPO’s Global IP Services Report shows record - breaking growth in Asia, EPO, CEN and CENELEC sign MoU to support and promote SEP’s” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “People equate patents with secrecy, that secrecy is what patents were designed to overcome. That's why the formula for Coca-Cola was never patented. They kept...

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Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Microsoft sues Foxconn Technology, EPO’s annual report and more

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“Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Union Cabinet approves proposition for compliance of 3 key International Agreements, UAHS hosts National Conference on Biodiversity and Plant Genetic Resource Conservation, Microsoft sues Foxconn Technology for non - payment of royalties, EPO publishes conference report titled: “Talking about a new revolution: Blockchain”, 2018 Annual Report  published by the European Patent Office 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...

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Overlapping IP Protection: Call for Caution

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This post was first published on September 11th, 2012. Rights and protection are both victim and villain in overlapping. Overlapping and provision of simultaneous or sequential protection for some inventive and creative works have become a part of the expansive Intellectual property law regime. For example, both copyright law and trademark law now protect ‘Angry Birds’ and ‘Miley Cyrus’. Overlapping copyright and trademark protection for these two characters not only means that their creators receive all the benefits flowing from both the copyright regime and the trademark system, but it also means that many of the benefits that would otherwise flow to...

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