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Patent Activity at the IPO slows down in comparison to the preceding week

Indian Patent Statistics - "Patent Activity at the IPO slows down in comparison to the preceeding week"

The Patent and Design Statistics illustrated below have been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on Fridays, every week. 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 1177 patent applications have been published in the 45th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1177 applications published in the journal, 63 applications account for early publications while 1114 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Full text of Ayodhya Judgment of Supreme Court of India

Ayodhya Judgment of Supreme Court

Though the Supreme Court's Ayodhya Judgment is not  directly related to intellectual property, innovation and creativity, the focus of Intellepedia, we are sharing the full text of the judgment for our reader's reference. The Supreme Court has just published the judgment on its website, and you may  download the same in PDF and word formats  here. If the judgment has any IP implications, we will report the same once we review the full judgment. Download Ayodhya Judgment in PDF and Word We have made the judgment available in word Format to facilitate accessibility to the extent possible...

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Indian Patent Grant in One Year? Join us for a Discussion on 23rd November

Fast tracking #Patents in India: Join us on 23rd November, 2019, to discuss strategies for expediting #PatentGrants.

Over the last two years, the IPO has granted several patents in under a year from the date of filing. Some of these grants have been extensively reported, one article claiming a grant in just four and half months. Some of BananaIP's filings received grants within a year, but the shortest was about seven months for Evlogia. The speedy grants spell the beginning of a new era of a proactive patent office, which is today relatively more transparent and organised than earlier. The expedited grants were facilitated by changes in patent rules for certain applicants and patent applications, and some quick,...

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Openload and Streamango Shut Down Due to Piracy, UK High Court Holds TuneIn Liable for Unauthorised Rebroadcasting, Biopic on Late Politician Jayalalitha Receives Court Notice, and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Spinal Tap Creators and Vivendi Settle Legal Dispute; Openload and Streamango Shut Down Due to Piracy; UK High Court Holds TuneIn Liable for Unauthorised Rebroadcasting; Maserati Pulls Out of Taiwan Film Awards; US Copyright Office Releases New Informative Videos on YouTube; ‘Rustom’ Writer Sued for Allegedly Hurting Catholic Sentiments; Fresh Legal Hassles for Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Bala’; Bollywood Producer Sues Team Behind ‘Mere Dad ki Dulhan’ TV Show; Biopic on Late Politician Jayalalitha Receives Court Notice; and more.   International Copyright and Entertainment Law News 'Spinal Tap' Creators Settle Legal Dispute with Vivendi  The creators of rock music mock documentary 'This is Spinal Tap', Harry...

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Universal Music Signs Robbie Williams, China to Surpass US Box Office by 2020, Flipkart Launches Streaming Stick to Compete with Amazon and more.

E commerce and Licensing

Universal Music Signs Robbie Williams; Sony Music Partners with The Onion for Satirical Podcasts; China to Surpass US Box Office by 2020; Disney+ to Run Starz Ads for Film Streaming Rights; Flipkart Launches Streaming Stick to Compete with Amazon; Katy Perry's New Song Benefits Harley-Davidson; United Airlines to Fly Star Wars Themed Aircraft; United Airlines and Brand USA Sign Global Sponsorship Agreement; Fukrey Boyzzz Appoint BWO as Licensing and Merchandising Partner; CCI Urges eCommerce Platforms to be Transparent; and more.   Universal Music Signs Robbie Williams Universal Music Publishing Group (UPMG) has signed a global administration deal with Robbie Williams’ publishing company, Farrell...

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Can You Own a Colour? T-Mobile/Deutsche Telekom Certainly Thinks So, Bentley Disrobed by Bentley Clothing, Medi-cured via Compromise, The Harry Potter Accessories Juggernaut, and more

Can you Own a Colour? T-Mobile/Deutsche Telekom Certainly Thinks So, Bentley Disrobed by Bentley Clothing, Medi-cured via Compromise, The Harry Potter Accessories Juggernaut Doesn’t Stop, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Medi-cured via Compromise Medicare Hygiene Ltd., an Ahmedabad-based manufacturer and exporter of medical products, had filed a trademark-infringement suit against Vivan Medicare Pvt. Ltd., another medical products manufacturer. The suit alleged that the latter’s use of the word ‘Medicare’ and the ‘medi’ as a prefix and suffix in the names of its products encroached upon Medicare Hygiene’s trademarks, causing confusion amongst consumers....

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Decrease of 60% in Disposal Through Trademark Hearings This Week, 1832 Less Applications Published in Trademark Journal This Week and more.

Decrease of 60 percent recorded in the total applications disposed through Show Cause Hearings,  decrease of 1832 in the number of applications published in the Trademark Journal this week and more. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "A brand is nothing but an expression of the consumer’s loyalty and trust." - Phil Dusenberry INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office had an overall decrease in its working capacity as can be seen from the statistics in the table below. The total number of applications disposed through...

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“Building an Intellectual Property Framework for your Organization” Seminar Being Organized by Intellepedia – India’s Leading IP Resource for Corporates & Professionals

Building an Intellectual Property Framework for your Organization

Building an Intellectual Property Framework for your Organization There is no doubt in the minds of business leaders that intellectual property (IP) provides great business and competitive advantage.  However, deriving value from their IP creations and investments is for most companies an unsolved puzzle.  With the increase in emphasis on IP in various business transactions ranging from selling products to providing services, organizations in India are now focusing on building IP portfolios that provide direct business value and competitive advantage. Every company aspiring to make IP count for its business must set its IP strategy in the right direction.  With this as...

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Copyright Applications Up by 22%

COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is an increase of 22% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month of October as compared to the month of September. A total of 1636 applications were filed in the month of September, 2019. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works.   Sl. No Type of Work Number of Applications Filed in the Month of September 2019 Number of Applications Filed in the Month of September 2019 Change Percentage Change 1 Literary/ Dramatic Work 845   969   124 Increase of 14% 2 Artistic Work 586   394   192 Decrease of 0.32% 3 Cinematograph Work 21   11   10 Decrease of 0.47% 4 Sound Recording 50   116   66 Increase of 132% 5 Software 119   146   27 Increase of 22%   Total 1621   1636   15 Increase of 22%   Authored and compiled by Neharika Vhatkar (Associate, BananaIP Counsels) The Copyright Statistics...

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Bajaj Auto and TVS Motor settle patent battle, USPTO publishes SUCCESS Act Report and other patent news

India and foreign patent news

In this week’s Patent News - Rama Devi Women’s University, Bhubaneswar inaugurates IPR Cell, Canon Inc. wins infringement lawsuit against V4INK Inc., TSMC and GlobalFoundries settle patent infringement battle, Bajaj Auto and TVS Motor end 12-year patent infringement dispute, GNOME receives aid from Open Invention Network in its battle against patent troll, USPTO publishes SUCCESS Act Report 2019, EPO hosts 29th Annual Patent Information Conference in Bucharest, Japan launches new economic team to keep IP violation in check.   INDIA PATENT NEWS   Rama Devi Women’s University, Bhubaneswar inaugurates IPR Cell   On 1st November 2019, Rama Devi Women’s University at Bhubaneswar inaugurated the University’s IPR...

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