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SanDisk Trademark dispute, Amazon Domain dispute, Banganapalle Mangoes and more

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Trademark statistics, Trademark infringement, Trademark office updates, Domain name disputes and Geographical Indication updates brought to you by the Trademark team of BIP Counsels. Trademark quote of the week " The designer’s role in the development, application and protection of the trademark may be described as pre-creative, creative and post-creative"       -- Lester Beall TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Trademark Registry has been little slow this week. There has been a decrease of 16% in the total number of applications examined by the Trademark Office for this week compared to the last week. Particulars Last week This week Change in % Total Trademark applications examined by Trademark Office 10111 8427   A decrease...

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Interesting Trademarks, AASHIRWAD Trademark Dispute, CGDPTM Annual Report 2015-16, US Special 301 Report, Pokemon Merchandising License and more

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Interesting Trademarks, Trademark Statistics, Recent Trademark Updates, International Trademark Updates, Licensing Updates, Geographical Indication Updates and more brought to you by Trademark team of BIP Counsels. Trademark quote of the week “Trademark law must not be used to inhibit the freedom of speech in this powerful and important medium” - Kent Wills Trademark Statistics The Trademark Registry has been really busy this week. There has been an increase of 33% in the total number of applications examined by Trademark Office for this week compared to the last week. Particulars Last week This week Change in % Total Trademark applications examined by Trademark Office 7580 10111 An increase of 33% Total applications disposed of...

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Trademark Application filed for “English Brexit Tea”

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A lot has been discussed and speculated about the referendum “Brexit”. The UK has voted to leave the EU on June 23rd , 2016. This decision will have far reaching effects, including potential effects on intellectual property rights in the UK. June 23rd 2016, will be a landmark date in the European and British history.  Under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the UK must now notify the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the EU, which will lead to a negotiation period of minimum two years.  During this period, the UK will negotiate its future relationship with the EU,...

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National IPR Policy: Geographical Indications Related Objectives

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India approved its first ever Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy on 13th May 2016 with a vision to stimulate creativity and innovation and to promote advancement in science and technology, art and culture, traditional knowledge and biodiversity resources. The policy lays out seven broad objectives and they are as follows: Awareness: outreach and promotion; Generation of IPRs; Legal and legislative framework; Administration and management; Commercialization of IPR; Enforcement and adjudication; and Human capital development. This article considers various provisions relating to Geographical Indications under the new IPR Policy. The policy identifies GIs as an area of strength and optimism for India. The following positive considerations are provided with respect to Geographical...

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NIPR Policy – Action points on Geographical Indications, Trademarks and Designs

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The National IPR Policy for India, released on 13th May 2016 outlines seven broad objectives laid down by the policy, as discussed in the earlier posts accessible here and here. This post will focus on the aspects of Geographical Indications, Designs and Trademarks dealt by the new IPR Policy. The policy highlights the lack awareness of IP benefits and rights among possible IPR generators and holders. The Policy addresses the concern that Geographical Indications (GIs) needs to be promoted especially in rural and remote areas, which can tap the commercial benefits of the rich heritage in India. GIs can make a difference...

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Make in India and the untapped potential of Geographical Indications

The featured image is of a collage of different GIs in India. The post is about geographical indications and the make in India initiative. To read more click here.

  The Make in India program was launched by Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, in September 2014 as part of a wider set of nation-building initiatives. These initiatives were aimed at encouraging multi-national, as well as national companies to manufacture their products in India. Last year in July, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) had come up with various strategies, keeping “Make in India” as the backdrop to encourage innovation and creativity, further boosting the intellectual property rights (IPR) regime. Some of the initiatives forming a part of this strategy were: more posts in various IP offices, online e-filing facilities, rebate on...

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Selling Genuine GI: A GoI Initiative.

The featured image shows a collage of the different kinds of GI products in India. The post is about the governments decision to market the GI products through ecommerce. To read more click here.

The boom of ecommerce has brought a major change in how commercial transactions are carried out today. Ecommerce platforms are blooming and everyone is embracing this approach because of its smart and widespread reach to consumers. The Government does not want to lag behind and in its attempt to catch up with the ongoing trend; is considering going the ecommerce way to sell authentic Geographical Indication (GI) products. GI registration gives the registered proprietor and its authorized users, the right to the exclusive use of the GI and also the right to obtain relief in case of its infringement. Exclusion of...

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India Bags the Basmati GI tag

This image shows some cooked Basmati rice. This post is about the recent GI tag that has been given to Indian Basmati Rice against Pakistan's petition. To read more click here.

At last the long awaited GI tag has finally been bestowed upon the Basmati Rice grown in seven north Indian Basmati rice-producing states including Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and parts of Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. The order was issued on the 5th of February 2016 by Justice K.N. Basha, Chairman, IPAB, and Sanjeev Kumar Chaswal, technical member, Trademark, IPAB. The important aspects of the order issued to Assistant Registrar of GI Registry, by the Appellate Body are: To proceed with the registration and issue the GI certification for the seven north Indian states, mentioned in the application...

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The GI battle for Rasgulla

Two neighboring states - Odisha and West Bengal have entered into a sweet battle regarding the origin of the famous delicacy Rasgulla! In the month of May, this year, Odisha government planned to get a GI tag for the famous and one of its kind traditional brown 'Pahala Rasgullas' of the state. Pahala is located on National Highway No. 5 between the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, Odisha. Pahla has nearly more than 100 shops selling these Rasgullas. The State Ministry of micro small and medium enterprises (MSME) had asked the district industries center in Cuttack to initiate the process. Meetings...

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A Toast to Scotch Whisky

Folks, this news is sure to get you in high spirits. Scotch Whisky recently got GI registration in all the 17 countries that are members of the African Organization of Intellectual Property (OAPI), which includes Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Republic of Congo, Senegal and Togo. Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), the industry trade body, was responsible for the application. The status was officially granted during a ceremony held at the African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI) in Yaoundé and was presided over by the General Manager of OAPI,...

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