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Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2020 come into force – Here are the changes

Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2020

On the 20th of October, 2020 the Central Government through an Official Gazette notification published the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020, containing the revised rules. In summary, amendments have been made to the timeline and content required while submitting the Statement of Working of Patents (Form 27) for a granted Patent and in respect of the requirements for filing priority documents and its verified English translation for PCT national phase applications in India. The highlights of the Revised Rules 2020 are broadly set out below: 1. Statement of Working of Patent (Form 27) The amended rule 131(2) now states: “(2) The statements referred to in sub-rule...

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Pakistan to Challenge India’s Basmati GI in Europe, Formula1 Partners with Confirmed360, and more

Pakistan to challenge India’s Basmati GI in Europe, LEGO and Adidas Pen Multi-Year Partnership, Nintendo Cracks Down on Tiktok Star, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Madras High Court Grants Temporary Injunction Against the Use of Thirumala Dairy In a recent decision, the Madras High Court issued a temporary injunction in favour of Thirumala Milk Products Ltd. (“TMP”), restraining Kunte Group from using the mark ‘Tirumalaa Dairy’, which was found to be confusingly similar to TMP’s registered trademarks ‘Thirumala’ and ‘Tirumala’. The suit was filed by TMP, after it came to their knowledge...

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Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications – 2020

Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications - 2020

Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020 come into force from 20th October 2020 Intellepedia Publication Date: 26th October 2020 Last year, in the month of May, the Indian Patent Office published the draft Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2019. The Office had invited objections and suggestions from all persons with regard to the proposed amendments. On 22nd October 2020, after taking into account the suggestions from the public into consideration, the Central Government has published the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020, containing the revised rules through Official Gazette notification dated 20th October 2020. You may click here to access the official notification. IPO to accept 5 more PPH...

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Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020, LDC’s request WTO to extend transition period and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020 come into force; Nokia seeks injunction against Lenovo for patent infringement; LDC’s request WTO to extend transition period under the TRIP’s for 12 years; CNIPA and EPO to launch pilot program for Chinese Applicants to designate EPO as an additional ISA. INDIA PATENT NEWS UPDATES Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020 come into force from 20th October 2020 Last year, in the month of May, the Indian Patent Office published the draft Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2019. The Office had invited objections and suggestions from all persons with regard to the proposed amendments. On 22nd...

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25% decrease in patent grants, 13% decrease in patent publications

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 23rd of October 2020. 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 654 patent applications have been published in the 43rd issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 654 applications published in the journal, 205 applications account for early publications while 449 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Annual report 2018-2019 published, US and EU block India and South Africa on IPR waiver proposal and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – Office of CGPDTM publishes Annual Report 2018-2019, TCS ranks first in the field of Information Technology; IPO to accept 5 more PPH requests for 2020; Indian Patent Office issues list of withdrawn patent applications; Union Education Minister launches Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness campaign – “KAPILA”;  U.S.A, E.U and Australia dissent on waiver of IPR under the TRIP’s Agreement and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS UPDATES Office of CGPDTM publishes Annual Report 2018-2019, TCS ranks first in the field of Information Technology The Office of CGPDTM recently published the Annual Report 2018-2019, the Report...

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Patent publications and grant decrease for a second consecutive week

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 16th of October 2020. 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 752 patent applications have been published in the 42nd issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 752 applications published in the journal, 311 applications account for early publications while 441 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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PepsiCo Loses ‘Mountain Dew’ to Packaged Drinking Water Maker MagFast, Amul Blocks Fraudulent Use of the Brand Online

PepsiCo loses ‘Mountain Dew’ to packaged drinking water maker MagFast, Trouble for Sony’s PS5 launch in India, Amazon warns Echelon Fitness over new ‘Prime’ bike and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Amul Blocks Fraudulent Use of the Brand Online In a recent decision by the Delhi High Court, Gujarat Co-Operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (“GCMMF”), the proprietor of India’s famous dairy brand ‘Amul’, obtained favourable orders against various parties that attempted to use the Amul trademark fradulently. The case was filed after several complaints were received about websites that incorporated the Amul name...

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58% Decrease in Trademark Registrations Granted this Week

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58% decrease in trademark registrations granted this week. A total of 7438 applications examined this week. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS There has been an overall decrease in the working capacity of the Trademark Registry. There has been a decrease of eighty nine percent (89%) in the total applications disposed through show cause hearings. There has also been a decrease of fifty eight percent (58%) in the total number of registrations granted. However, we can also see an increase of fifteen percent (15%) in the total applications...

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Delhi High Court seeks inputs on “Draft Rules Governing Patent Suits, 2020”, USPTO publishes report on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – Delhi High Court seeks inputs on “Draft Rules Governing Patent Suits, 2020”, RGNIIPM issues updated notice on Online Joint IPR Workshops; Cisco Systems to pay $1.9 billion by way of damages to Centripetal Networks; Sharp Corp and Daimler sign patent licensing agreement; USPTO publishes report on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy; South Africa and India seek waiver of IP provisions under the TRIP’s Agreement from the WTO. INDIA PATENT NEWS UPDATES Delhi High Court seeks inputs on “Draft Rules Governing Patent Suits, 2020” According to a notification published by the High Court of Delhi last week,...

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