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Weekly Patent Statistics- 5th November 2021 to 12th November 2021

Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics- 5th November 2021 to 12th November 2021

This week's Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 12th of November 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 845 patent applications have been published in the 46th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 845 applications published in the journal, 254 applications account…

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Latest Trademark Cases, 2021- Part 11

Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 – Part 11

Avtar Singh & Ors. v. Sakshi Srivastava & Anr. There were four Plaintiffs in this case, i.e., Mr. Avtar Singh, Mr. Harkirat Singh, Aero Traders Private Ltd. and Aero Associates Pvt. Ltd., who co-owned M/s Aero Club. They filed an application for the trademark “WOODS” in the club’s name firstly in 1994 and 1996 under Class 25 and in 2017 under Class 3. The Plaintiffs together subsequently registered trademarks “WOODLAND”, “WOODLAND” (stylised) and other “WOODLAND” marks on varying dates in…

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Patent Agent Exam 2022 Announced

Patent Agent Exam 2022 Announced

On 12th November, 2021, the Office of CGPDTM has announced the Patent Agent Exam 2022, which is tentatively expected to be held on 8th May, 2022. Exam Dates The details are as follows: Online Application Opening: 22nd November, 2021 Last Date for Applications: 27th December, 2021 Expected Exam Date: 8th May, 2022 Papers Number of Papers - 2 Paper 1 - Objective Type Paper 2 - Descriptive Type Email id for queries: patentagentexam.ipo@nic.in Earlier Applicants Candidates who have applied earlier for the exam…

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Weekly Patent Statistics- 29th October 2021 to 5th November 2021

Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics- 29th October 2021 to 5th November 2021

This week's Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 5th of November 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 1,127 patent applications have been published in the 45th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,127 applications published in the journal, 347 applications account…

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Delhi High Court invites suggestions for fixing royalties for sound recording

The High Court of Delhi has issued a public notice on 10th November, 2021, with respect to the intention of the IP Division to fix/revise royalties as mandated under Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957. The notice invites suggestions from interested persons, in writing along with necessary evidence, to be submitted within 30 days (by 10th December, 2021). The suggestions may be e-mailed to ipd-copyright@dhc.nic.in A copy of the notice is available here: http://delhihighcourt.nic.in/writereaddata/Upload/PublicNotices/PublicNotice_SIGLWQIP4Z3.PDF The notice reads as follows: PUBLIC NOTICE "Reg: C.O.(COMM.IPD-CR)…

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Getting Speedy Trademark Registration in India – Steps to Take

There are various laps one needs to cross before successfully registering a trademark as enunciated in the previous post on TM application, prosecution process, and time-lines . At times, even after diligently following the steps as required by the Registry, the process as a whole takes a very long time. Here are few steps one may follow to ensure quicker registration and expedited processes. Steps to maximise the chances of getting a quick trademark registration: Firstly, in order to increase…

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Trademark Application, Prosecution Process, and Timelines

With respect to trademarks, India follows a first to use system i.e., prior use is one of the superior claims to any trademark litigation. The applicants must try and be the first in line to file to avoid the potential burden to oppose any earlier filed applications as unregistered marks have no right to file for infringement. The trademark application is filed on basis of the territorial jurisdiction as per the principal place of business of the said proprietor. Section…

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Latest Copyright cases, 2021- Part 6

Latest Copyright Cases – 2021 – Part 6

Mrs. Sellappapa Keeran v. S. Vijayaraghavan & Anr The Plaintiff, Mrs. Sellappapa Keeran, wife of late Pulavar Keeran, a famous religious Hindu preacher and historian, sought a declaration from the Madras High Court that she was the rightful owner of the copyright of her husband’s works. She also filed for an injunction against the Defendants, asking them to surrender all master tapes containing original recordings of the speeches, lectures and discourses and in any other form like cassettes or CDs. …

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Weekly Trademark Office Statistics - November, 2021 - Part I

Weekly Trademark Office Statistics – November, 2021 – Part I

This weekly Trademark Office data has been compiled from dynamic data published by the Trademark Office as updated till 10th 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 A decrease of thirty-three percent (33%) in the total number of trademark applications examined by the Trademark Office this week. A total of three thousand six hundred and sixty-six (3666) applications were examined. These statistics have…

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Latest Copyright cases, 2021- Part 5

Latest Copyright Cases – 2021 – Part 5

M/s. Sun TV Network Ltd. v. M/s. Nitin Productions & Anr Defendant Nitin Productions assigned the copyright of the film “HUDUGAATA” in favour of the Plaintiff after receipt of the agreed consideration. By virtue of the agreement, the Plaintiff became the absolute copyright owner of the aforementioned film which included satellite rights, radio rights and other similar rights perpetually. However, Defendant M/s. Public TV, telecast songs from the film without obtaining prior permission. The Plaintiff, which held the copyright of…

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