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Industrial Designs -Design Protection & Originality

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When it comes to registering industrial designs there is a lot of confusion as to what can be registered, and what cannot. Although it is clear that industrial design covers the aesthetic appearance of an article, there are certain standards that the article must qualify to be registerable subject matter. Section 4 of the Designs Act, 2000, already lists out the basic requirements for a design to be registered. In addition to this there are also a catena of common law judgments that further clarify the standards and scope of originality, and this was further clarified in the recent Crocs...

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National IPR Awards, Pepsico Settles with Potato Farmers, and more

“Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, 11th National Intellectual Property Awards – 2019, NLSIU IPR – Technology Law Essay Competition, CUSAT to host 7 - day training program in IP for law teachers, PepsiCo agrees to withdraw law suit against potato farmers and other news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. QUOTE OF THE WEEK  A patent, or invention, is any assemblage of technologies or ideas that you can put together that nobody put together that way before. That’s how the patent office defines it. That’s an invention. – Dean Kamen, an American engineer,...

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Differentiating Patents and Industrial Designs

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Patents and Industrial Designs are both subsets of Intellectual Property Rights, along with Trademarks, Copyrights, Geographical Indicators, etc. Although these two types of Intellectual Property Rights are very distinct in nature, many tend to confuse the two. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), patents are an “exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem.” Patent rights are granted to an inventor, by the government, and it permits such inventor to exclude others from making,...

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Basics of Industrial Designs

Basics of Industrial Designs

Any good business man would tell you that the success of any product in the market depends a lot on its aesthetics almost as much as its function.  A lot of the times it has so happened that a more aesthetically pleasing product has done better in the market, as compared to competing products that have a higher functional value, merely because of its appearance. Therefore, when it comes to consumer products, appearance plays a huge role and has the effect of influencing the buyer’s decision. This means that in an extremely competitive market it becomes increasingly important for a...

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Designing Around Designs

This post was first published on February 14, 2010. In furtherance of our posts with respect to patent infringement analysis, I would like to hereby write a note on analysis of design infringement and steps to be taken for designing around designs. Design infringement analysis and strategy for designing around registered designs assumes importance in the light of an increase in design protection in fashion, furniture, toys and other industries. While it is important for a designer to protect his designs, it is also equally important for him to ensure that his designs do not infringe on designs protected by others. Rights...

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Filing Design Applications in India

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Design can be broadly described as the outer appearance or the shape of an article visible to the naked eye. In India and in most other parts of the world, a new and distinct design can be conferred Intellectual property protection as an Industrial design, provided it fulfills the parameters that have been laid down by the law for such protection.  Industrial Design protection is limited to only the aesthetic appearance of an article and does not extend to its functionality. Design is defined under Section 2(d) of Indian Designs Act, 2000 as "features of shape and configuration, ornamentation, pattern or...

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Zee’s New Patent may Tantalize all 5 senses, Video Conferencing Introduced by IPO, Nokia and Samsung Join Hands, IP Appellate Court in China and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, Zee Entertainment’s new patent is said to tantalize all 5 senses, IP India introduces a new Video Conferencing System, Nokia and Samsung join hands yet another time by extending their patent licensing agreement, China in talks to form a National Intellectual Property Appellate Court, 6th Annual Advanced International Certificate Course on IP Asset Management for Business Success” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Design quote of the Week “I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.” – Lindon Leader,...

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SIPP scheme, UGC asks Universities to provide IPR as an optional subject, NASA to License Patent Portfolio, Treadmill patent infringement and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, CGPDTM & DIPP issue notice for empanelment of facilitators under SIPP (Startup Intellectual Property Protection) scheme, UGC asks Universities to provide IPR as an optional subject, Patent infringement disputes, Treadmill patents, NASA to License Patent Portfolio and other Weekly Patent News updates,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Design quote of the Week “Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.” – Ferdinand  Porsche, founder of the Porsche car company. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 785...

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Industrial Designs and Yoga

To commemorate the 3rd International Yoga day, we bring to you accessories that have acquired design registrations that help one to practice yoga. Pants Knee Zone for Yoga Pants The above design registration bearing number D732,277 was filed in 2012 as “Pants knee zone for yoga pants, dance pants, rock climbing pants, gardening pants or the like” with the US Patent office. As per the claim made in the application, the design registration is not on the entire pants but only with respect to the knee zone. Extra protection is provided on the knees so as to prevent chaffing of...

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Patent stats, Industrial designs, Interesting Patents, Startup innovations, PortBOTS, Patent seminars, conferences, conclaves, Apple versus Qualcomm, Pharma patents, PPVFR, Patent Tip and more

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Amazon’s drone towers, HCL Technologies – parking patents, Interesting Patents, Startup innovations, PortBOTS, Patent seminars, conferences, conclaves, Apple versus Qualcomm, Pharma patents, PPVFR, Patent Tip and more,  presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s Premier New Age IP Firm. Patent Quote of the week “The good patent gives the world something it did not truly have before, whereas the bad patent has the effect of trying to take away from the world something which it effectively already had.” Giles Sutherland Rich, 1978 60 JPOS 271,288, cited in CIPA Guide to the Patents Act, page 83 and Gaster/Marlow, CRi 1/2009 pages...

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