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Job Opening: IP Associate (Design Filing, Prosecution, and Litigation Management)

Job Opening: IP Associate (Design Filing, Prosecution, and Litigation Management)

Job Opening: IP Associate (Design Filing, Prosecution, and Litigation Management) BananaIP Counsels is looking for an experienced design attorney to work in the Designs Department of the Firm. Job Responsibilities The primary job responsibilities of the associate will be as follows: Design Search and Opinions; Design Filing, Prosecution, and Maintenance; Design Infringement Analysis and Opinions Legal Notices and Litigation Management; and Dispute Resolution and Settlements. In addition to designs, the associate may also be required to carry out other IP…

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An overview of the recent amendment to IT (Intermediary) Rules, 2021

An overview of the recent amendment to IT (Intermediary) Rules, 2021

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology notified the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Amendment Rules, 2022 (hereinafter referred to as the “2022 Amendment”) to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, in the official gazette on the 28th of October, 2022. The Amendment was notified following a public consultation on the proposed draft of the amendments released in June by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The 2022 Amendment…

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Why should I perform a Freedom to Operate (FTO) analysis before launching my product?

Why should I perform a Freedom to Operate (FTO) analysis before launching my product?

As a product developer, you likely put a lot of time and resources into developing your product. You want to be sure that you will not face any legal issues when you launch your product. This is where a Freedom to Operate (FTO) analysis comes in. Read More Continue Reading Why should I perform a Freedom to Operate (FTO) analysis before launching my product?

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How to Encourage Employee Inventors in Your Company to File for More Patents

How to Encourage Employee Inventors in Your Company to File for More Patents

As employee inventors continue to file more patents with the Patent office, it’s important that you encourage them to do the same within your company. There are many ways in which a company can encourage its employee inventors to file for more patents. If you’re ready to help your company get even more value out of your employee inventor program, you should follow these tips. Read More Continue Reading How to Encourage Employee Inventors in Your Company to File for…

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Accessibility is Mandatory for Businesses says CCPD

Accessibility is Mandatory for Businesses says CCPD

In a recent recommendation, the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) stated that private establishments such as businesses, societies, associations, and so on are bound by the accessibility requirements under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (the "RPwD Act"). It concluded in a case filed by Mr. Rahul Bajaj, an upcoming IP attorney, against Practo Technologies Private Limited ("Practo") and the Director General of Health Services ("DGHS"). In the case, Mr. Bajaj argued that the Practo application,…

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Indian IP Office invites entries for National IP Awards, 2021 and 2022

On 2nd August, 2022, the Indian IP Office has opened up submissions for the NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AWARDS 2021 & 2022. As stated in the announcement the objective of these awards is: “Objective: National Intellectual Property (IP) Awards are conferred every year to recognize and reward the top achievers comprising individuals, institutions, organizations and enterprises, for their IP creations and commercialization, which have contributed towards strengthening IP eco-system in the country and in encouraging creativity and innovation. National IP Awards…

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Indian IP Cases Report, 2021

BananaIP is happy to launch the IP Cases Report for the year 2021. This report covers cases related to intellectual property decided by Courts in India, in the form of case notes. These case notes cover important decisions on critical questions of law and fact with respect to various species of intellectual property. You may download a copy of the report here. [Download PowerPoint Version] [Download PDF Version] Structure of the Report The Report is structured based on the primary…

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Proposed Draft of Amendments to IT Rules, 2021 - BananaIP's Comments and Suggestions

BananaIP’s Comments and Suggestions – Proposed Draft of Amendments to IT Rules, 2021

Background The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 was proposed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on 25th February, 2021. The draft amendments to the same were made available for public scrutiny on the 6th June, 2022, seeking comments and suggestions within thirty days from that date, i.e. by 6th July, 2022, to dhawal.gupta@meity.gov.in or notan.roy@meity.gov.in, in MS Word (or compatible format) or machine readable PDF format. Part I – Proposed Changes and General…

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Accessibility of Intermediary Services to Persons with Disabilities – Proposed Amendments to IT Rules

A. Background On 6th June, 2022, the Ministry of Electronics and IT,  Government of India, published a press note sharing the Proposed Draft Amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (hereinafter referred to as “IT Rules, 2021”), and sought comments and suggestions from the  stakeholders with respect to the proposed rules. As stated in the press note, two important principles that underlie the proposed amendments are: “The Internet should be Open, Safe &…

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Draft IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules Published for comments by MeitY

On 6th June, 2022, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY), released a press note inviting public feedback and comments on the ‘Proposed draft amendment to the IT Rules, 2021’. Comments/suggestions on the draft amendment may be shared via email to dhawal.gupta@meity.gov.in and notan.roy@meity.gov.in  in either MS Word (or compatible format) or machine readable PDF format by 6th July, 2022. A formal public consultation meeting is expected to be arranged by Mid-June, the details of which should be notified…

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