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Transforming Sanitation through Patented Toilets

We wish all our viewers a Happy and Reflective Toilet Day! Introduction Today the United Nations celebrates 9th World Toilet Day, to inspire action to tackle global sanitation crisis, with the theme ‘valuing toilets’. To go by the theme, we attempt to add value to the same by taking you through few interesting patents related to toilets granted by the Indian Patent Office. Before we get there, around 11 crore toilets have been built as per the statistics under the Swachh…

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Latest Updates on Privacy - November, 2021 - Part II

Latest Updates on Privacy – November, 2021 – Part II

This is a rundown of last week's news updates on Privacy: Centre defends legal validity of new IT rules requiring tracing of first originator The Central Government has maintained the legality of the Information Technology Rules, 2021 mandating messaging platforms like WhatsApp to "track" an information's initial source or first originator, before the Delhi High Court. In the "legitimate state interest" of combating fake news and crimes against women and children, the Centre claimed that Section 87 of the Information Technology Act…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - November, 2021 - Part II

Latest Updates on Antitrust – November, 2021 – Part II

This is a rundown of last week's news updates on Antitrust: Google loses $2.8 billion as antitrust fine to EU Court The Luxembourg-based EU General Court has dismissed tech giant Google's effort to appeal a $2.8 billion antitrust fine for favouring its own shopping services in search results. The European Commission fined Google in 2017 for breaking competition laws. In addition to the fine, Google was ordered in 2017 to make modifications to the way it presents shopping search results, to allow…

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Weekly Trademark Statistics - November, 2021 - Part II

Weekly Trademark Office Statistics – November, 2021 – Part II

This weekly Trademark Office data has been compiled from dynamic data published by the Trademark Office as updated till 17th November, 2021. These statistics are presented to you by the Trademark and Copyright team of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. Indian Trademark Statistics An increase of sixty percent (60%) in the total number of trademark applications examined by the Trademark Office this week. A total of five thousand eight hundred and forty-seven (5847) applications were examined. These statistics have…

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BananaIP Job Opening – Hiring Patent Associate

We Are Hiring! BananaIP Counsels is continuously looking for well qualified, professional and dedicated patent attorneys, agents and analysts willing to work on cutting edge technology and patent projects. Friendly work environment, ongoing learning initiatives and interaction with leading experts make working at BananaIP fulfilling and fun. Job Title: Patent Associate (Drafting and Prosecution) Job Description Department: Patent and Designs Job description: As a part of the  Patent and Designs Division of BananaIP Counsels, the Associate will work on…

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Indian Copyright Statistics-August to October 2021

Indian Copyright Statistics- August to October 2021

A compilation of the statistics for the Indian copyright applications during the months of August-October 2021, is given below. AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2021 In September, a total of 2873 copyright applications were filed. A decrease of 8% was seen compared to the month of August 2021, during which a total 3127 applications were filed. The majority of applications during the months of August and September, 2021,  were filed for literary/ dramatic works. Sr.NoType of WorkNumber of Applications Filed in the Month of August…

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Latest Designs Cases Part-1

Latest Designs Cases in 2021 Part – 1

M/S Kamdhenu Limited vs M/S Aashiana Rolling Mills Ltd In a case involving a registered design pertaining to double rib pattern of steel rods, the Delhi High Court cancelled the registration summarily stating that there is no need for a full trial. The Court came to this conclusion primarily based on the fact that the design that formed part of the registration was published as part of British, ISO and other standards before the filing date of the design application.…

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Recent Developments & Principles governing Well-known Trademarks

Have you ever wondered why well-known trademarks are given or accorded a wider protection? To answer that, you may read our previous post on  'An insight into Well-known Trademark'. Now, lets look at the Recent Developments in the Well-known trademark regime and what are the principles that govern them with the help of cases. Recent Developments Prior to the Trademark Rules 2017, the requirement for getting a trade mark declared as a well-known one was only by way of legal proceedings…

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Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 - Part 13

Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 – Part 13

Walmart Apollo Llc vs Aayush Jain & Anr In this case, the Plaintiff owns a registered trademark for WALMART / WAL-MART. The Defendant applied for WMART and allegedly used since April, 2019. The Plaintiff filed an infringement suit against the Defendant, who was using ‘WMart’ and www.wmartretail.com. The Plaintiff prayed for an injunction during the pendency of the suit, which the Court granted until the next date of hearing. Citation: Walmart Apollo Llc vs Aayush Jain & Anr, Decided…

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An insight into well-known trademarks

Brands enjoy huge importance as consumers today prefer different brands differently at different times and hence brands have a unique value to the consumers. However, they are of value not just to the consumers, but also of value to the suppliers and proprietors of the mark. A well-known trademark status is one of the biggest quality justification that any mark may possess. A well-known trademark status acts as a powerful safeguard from the risk of deceiving counterfeit products and thereby facilitates…

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