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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 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 granted...

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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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Weekly Patent News: 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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Weekly Patent News: 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 News: 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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Design Patents : Redrawing the boundaries of ownership

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Imagine the situation where the manufacturer of your car restricts you to drive your car only on weekdays or compels you to fill fuel at a specified fuel station. Yes, this could be a reality if the US Federal court judgement in the Lexmark vs Impression Products is not reversed by the US Supreme Court. Earlier this year, the Federal Circuit ruled en banc in Lexmark v. Impression the most significant exhaustion ruling since the Supreme Court’s Quanta decision. The ruling of US Federal court in Lexmark case has invited sharp criticism from the antitrust perspective. The ire from antitrust lobby seems to be...

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Industrial Design : Patanjali mired in controversy once again

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The brand Emami is a well known name in the FMCG(Fast Moving Consumer Goods) sector in India. Recently, Emami had levelled accusations against Patanjali Ayurved Limited of copying the design as well as the trademark of its ‘Kesh King’ brand of hair tonic. Emami had launched the product 'Kesh King' in the year 2015. This product was developed by Sanjeev Kumar Juneja of SBS Biotech in the year 2008. The product was being sold and marketed through SBS Biotech of which Sanjeev Juneja was a partner.  The trademark ‘Kesh King’ was registered in his name on June 9, 2008. He had...

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National IPR Policy – Design 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 designs under the new IPR Policy. The Policy notes that the number of design applications which are currently being filed in India,...

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