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Internship Opening- February and March 2021

BananaIP Counsels, India’s Leading Intellectual Property law firm, is seeking remote interns for the months of February and March, 2021. Applicants are required to have studied IP basics as part of their curriculum. The duration of the internship will be for a minimum period of 4 weeks. 4th year and 5th year law students and recent law graduates can apply. Interns will be selected on the basis of an interview. Kindly submit your resume and cover letter to the following email id: [email protected]  ...

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10% decrease in patent publications this week

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 15th of January 2021. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 615 patent applications have been published in the 3rd issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 615 applications published in the journal, 188 applications account for early publications while 427 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Intellectual Property Statistics 2020 (India)

PATENTS A total of 70,924  patent applications were examined in 2020 as opposed to the total of 83,226 patent applications examined in 2019. The total number of grants in 2020 also shot up by as much as 12% in comparison to the total number of grants in 2019. The patent office on an average examined and issued 194 first examination reports (FERs) per day. Particulars 2018 2019 2020 Applications Published 38961 49351 51325 Granted 13813 23257 26309 Examined 81406 83226 70924 INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS 2020 certainly appears to have been a great year for Industrial designs. A total of 14,550 designs were registered in 2020 as compared to 14,529 registrations in 2019, signifying an increase of about 0.1% in filings...

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WhatsApp amends Privacy Policy to facilitate Third Party User Data access, Parliamentary Committee proposes changes to the Draft Data Protection Bill and more.

Ticketmaster fined USD 10 Million for Hacking Rival Company, WhatsApp amends Privacy Policy to facilitate Third Party User Data access, Parliamentary Committee proposes changes to the Draft Data Protection Bill, Apex court dismisses allegations of cartelization against Uber and Ola, Debit and credit card data of over 100 million users leaked and T-Mobile reports a Security Breach. Ticketmaster fined USD 10 Million for Hacking Rival Company In a recently decided matter, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, ordered the company Ticketmaster, to pay a USD10 million   fine which forms part of a deferred prosecution settlement. The...

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2020 Trademark Statistics – A Recap

Trademark Statistics from January 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2020 Particulars 2020 Total Number of Trademark Applications Filed 394,839 Total Number of Trademark Applications Examined 451,770 Total Number of Trademark Applications Published 362,196 Total Number of Trademark Applications Registered 238,147 Yearly Trademark Statistics – A Comparison Particulars 1st Jan 2019-31st Dec 2019 1st Jan 2020-31st Dec 2020 Change in % Total Applications Filed 336198 394839 An increase of 17.4% Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 382950 451770 An increase of 18% Total Applications Disposed through Show Cause Hearings 237032 75931 A decrease of 68% Total Applications Published in the Trademark Journal 380924 362196 A decrease of 5% Total Registrations Granted 302721 238147 A decrease of 21% Total Hearing Notices Issued 395156 5953 A decrease of 98% Total Renewal Notices Issued 103230 98299 A decrease of 5% As we can see from the table...

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Copyright Statistics 2020 Recap

Copyright Statistics 2020 Recap A total of 21,882 applications for copyright registrations were filed in the year 2020. There was an increase of 729 applications in comparison to the total number of applications for the year 2019, which was 21,153. There was an increase of 3.44% in the total number of copyright applications filed during the year 2020 as compared to 2019. The majority of applications filed in the year 2020 were for literary/dramatic works, followed by artistic works and the least number of applications were filed for musical works. The following table provides detailed data for the month-wise applications for each type...

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In two weeks patent office examines close to 2800 patent application

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 8th of January 2021. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 689 patent applications have been published in the 2nd issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 689 applications published in the journal, 173 applications account for early publications while 516 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Amazon-Future case reaches final stages with SIAC, ED and RBI probe Flipkart and Amazon, Facebook inks Licensing Deal with TIPS Music and more.

E commerce and Licensing

Amazon-Future case reaches final stages with SIAC, ED and RBI probe Flipkart and Amazon, B2B eCommerce Platform UDAAN reaches USD 3.1 billion valuation, USTR finds 2% Tax on Digital Economy Discriminatory, Facebook inks Licensing Deal with TIPS Music, Neil Young sells Music Rights, Apple takes down 39,000 Games from China App Store and Xiami Music App shut down by Alibaba. Amazon-Future case reaches final stages with SIAC The legal battle that ensued between Amazon and Future Group, after Reliance India Limited’s acquisition of 30% stake in Future Retail, has reached its final stages. According to the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), a...

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Netflix sued by Author for Copyright Infringement, Nicki Minaj sued for Copyright Infringement and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Delhi HC allows Intervention Applications in Copyright Infringement Case, Netflix sued by Author for Copyright Infringement, Dharma Production Summoned over Copyright Infringement Allegations, Dharma Production Summoned over Copyright Infringement Allegations and Nicki Minaj sued for Copyright Infringement. Delhi HC allows Intervention Applications in Copyright Infringement Case The Delhi High Court allowed the intervention application of the Delhi Science Forum that asserted that Indian law does not allow for the commercialisation of and profiting from scientific knowledge which was considered to be a “public resource.” They insisted that the access to material on websites like Sci-Hub and LibGen amounted to “fair dealing and...

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Patents and Design statistics – Recap 2020

Patent and Design statistics from 2020

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic plaguing the entire of 2020 and the month long lockdowns announced by the Governments across the world, the Indian patent office appears to have done a remarkable job in disposing patent and design applications. For instance, over 26000 patents have been issued by the patent office in 2020 as opposed to 23527 patents issued in 2019. Likewise, over 51000 patent applications were published in 2020 as opposed to 49351 patent publications in 2019. In this post, we bring to you a recap of the patent and design statistics from 2020 and a comparison of these numbers...

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