Industrial Designs

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Patanjali mired in controversy once again

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…

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National IPR Policy – Design Related Objectives

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…

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World’s Best IP Blogs – Afro-IP

  Afro-IP is an IP blog that covers the African intellectual property law, practices and policies. It provides the reader with news, information and comments on IP law, practice and business deals pertaining to the continent of Africa.   Born in the last week of December 2007, Afro-IP arose from the concern of team leader Darren Olivier that there was no decent source from which to obtain reliable news concerning IP developments in Africa and nowhere to put it once you’d gotten…

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Intellectual Property and Licensing- A presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at IIM-B

This presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala to PGP-Enterprise Management students at IIM-Bangalore, as a part of their Business Law curriculum. The presentation entitles Intellectual property and Licensing covered the following topics- Idea- What is an idea, example, whether all ideas can be protected. Patent- What is a patent, term of a patent. Protection Strategy Spectrum Licensing Copyright- What is copyright, idea/ expression dichotomy, term of copyright. Protection with respect to copyright…

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Design Infringement in the Automobile Industry

  This post highlights the different aspects of design registration process, by discussing various landmark judgements in the automobile industry. In, the case, Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha v Allied Pacific Motor (M) Sdn Bhd & Anor [2005] 3 MLJ 30, Honda Motor Company which is based in Japan and is one of the largest two-wheeler producing companies in world, filed for an interim injunction in 2005 for design infringement of their motorcycle- HONDA WAVE 125 model. The company…

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A Look into the Need for Industrial Design Protection

Industrial design refers to shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation applied or applicable to an article. While the protection is sought to the aesthetic look of a particular product, it does not extend to any technical feature or functionality. Industrial Design protection is a type of intellectual property right that gives the exclusive right to make, sell, and use articles that embody the protected design, to the right holder. In order to get the statutory protection of Industrial Design, the Design…

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Industrial Designs for Automobile Industry in India- A Presentation by Mr. Sarthak Saran

This presentation was delivered by Sarthak Saran as a part of the course for senior management and IP Officers in the automobile industry. The presentation covers: Industrial Design definition Industrial design registration process in India Industrial design infringement relating to automobile industry Industrial design protection strategy relating to automobile industry Industrial design registration survey report related to automobile industry Through this presentation, Mr. Sarthak  Saran introduced the participants to the concept of designs in the automobile industry. He discussed the…

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Thomas Edison and his Moving Pictures

  “To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk “– This is how Thomas Edison received a patent for the Kinetographic camera, a device for viewing moving pictures without sound. Edison patented this invention on August 1891. The camera was a giant step forward from the kinetoscope, which was not regarded as a significant invention by Thomas Edison. Kinetoscope comes from the Greek words “Kineto” meaning “movement” and “scopos” meaning “to watch”.   The camera was based on…

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