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Fox Files Trademark for Viral Internet Phrase “OK Boomer”, Darjeeling Green and White Teas Registered as GI, Can Artists Use Trademarks in Their Works?, and more

Trademark News

  Fox Files Trademark for Viral Internet Phrase “OK Boomer”, Can Artists Use Trademarks in Their Works?, Darjeeling Green and White Teas Registered as GI, Qatar Tourism Council Wins Cybersquatting Case against Travel Booking Site, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Centre Cracks Down on Brands Illegally Using ‘Agmark’ Hatsun, the largest private sector dairy company in India, is among 33 companies that have been directed to cease using the ‘Agmark’ certification mark on their products in Tamil Nadu. The ‘Agmark’ certification mark is employed on agricultural products in India, indicating conformance to the...

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Amazon launches Project Zero in India, DRDO offers royalty free patents and other patent updates

India and foreign patent news

In this week’s Patent News - Amazon launches Project Zero in India; NRDC to offer full support to MSME’s in protecting IP Rights; Delhi Metropolitan University to organize Faculty Development Program on IPR; DRDO offers royalty free access to Patent Portfolio; WIPO publishes World IP Report, 2019; LG files patent infringement lawsuit against TCL; 3M and Sia Abrasives settle infringement dispute; Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and Japan sign MoU; EPO and CNIPA enhance bilateral cooperation; Irish Patents Office to change its name to Intellectual Property Office of Ireland  and more new updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS Amazon launches Project Zero in India Amazon...

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Right to be Forgotten: Google Wins Geo-blocking Case in EU

Google LLC v CNIL ECLI:EU:C:2019:772; Grand Chamber, European Union Decided on 24th September, 2019 Introduction: This right to privacy case between Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL), the Plaintiff, and Google LLC., the Defendant deals with the personal data of a natural person and the protection of such individuals with regard to the processing of personal data in the European Union (EU). However, the conflict of the case was whether search engine operators were required to de-reference links to personal information globally instead of geo-blocking or domain extension blocking. Facts of the case: The President of CNIL served a formal notice to Google which required...

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20000 patents granted till date. Will the Indian patent office issue enough patents this year?

weekly patent news - Patent statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 15th of November 2019. 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 714 patent applications have been published in the 46th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 714 applications published in the journal, 108 applications account for early publications while 606 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period....

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Alibaba Smashes Records with $38 Billion Singles’ Day Sales, Nike Pulls its Products from Amazon, Launch of Disney+ and more

E commerce and Licensing

Alibaba Smashes Records with $38 Billion Singles’ Day Sales; Ferrari To Limit Licensing in Bid to Bolster Luxury Image; With Instagram’s Reel, Facebook is Stepping Up the Offensive Against TikTok; Nike Pulls its Products from Amazon; Govt. Releases New Draft Consumer Protection Rules for E-Commerce; Disney+ Launches with Massive First-Day Subscriptions; Netflix Inks Multi-Year Deal with Nickelodeon and more. Alibaba Smashes Records with $38 Billion Singles’ Day Sales Shrugging concerns of “weakening discretionary spending” and “more muted” demand from Chinese customers in the face of a domestic slowdown, Alibaba’s annual 24-hour shopping event raked in sales worth a whopping $38 billion. Singles’...

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Netflix Wins Suit Against Pablo Escobar’s Girlfriend, New Hollywood Film to Digitally Recreate Late Actor James Dean, Ariana Grande’s $10 Million Suit Put on Hold and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Netflix Wins Suit Against Pablo Escobar’s Girlfriend; James Dean to be Brought Back from the Dead; Internet Service Providers Liable for Illegal Uploads and Downloads; Singapore Retailer Jailed over Devices Illegally Streaming Premier League Matches; Ariana Grande’s $10 Million Fight Against Forever 21 Paused; Chanel West Coast Sued by Sharon Stone Over “Sharon Stoned”; Tencent Wins Copyright Infringement Suit Against NetEase and more. Netflix Wins Suit Against Pablo Escobar’s Girlfriend Virginia Vallejo, the Columbian author, whose character was famously portrayed on the Netflix crime drama series chronicling the life of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, has lost a copyright suit against Netflix...

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

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

Changes in patent rules and proactive steps of the patent office now make it possible to acquire patent grants within one year from the date of filing a patent application. The cost for  acquiring the patent speedily is not very high, and business/financial benefits are significant. BananaIP Counsels, a top-ranked patent firm in India, has over the years helped several of its clients acquire quick patent grants in India and internationally. The firm's highly specialised patent attorneys use substantive and procedural strategies to help its clients hasten the process of acquiring a patent. Some of its clients' patent applications have received...

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Privacy Fears Around Google Sharing Data with Hospitals,Microsoft to Honour California’s Data Privacy Law and more

Privacy Fears Surround Google (Again) Amidst Data-Sharing Deal with Hospital Network; Microsoft to Honour California’s Data Privacy Law Across the US; Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Stealing Trade Secrets; Sandra Bullock and Ellen DeGeneres File Suit Against Fake Ads and more.  Privacy Fears Surround Google (Again) Amidst Data-Sharing Deal with Hospital Network After acquiring the fitness tracking company Fitbit, Google continues its foray into the $3.5 trillion health sector through a partnership with Ascension, a major US hospital network. The two companies aim to collaborate on tools to analyse health information and assist doctors by making it easier to search for specific...

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California Joins Facebook Investigation, Amazon Accused of “Tying” by Online Merchant, Facebook Pulled Up Over Fake Ads and more

This is Part II of the IP Privacy and Anti-trust news for the week of 11th November, 2019. Part I is available here. California Joins the Facebook Investigation Cavalcade; Amazon Accused of “Tying” by Online Merchant; Lavazza Dragged to Court by Amazon Reseller; Tik Tok Responds to Allegations of National Security Risk; Facebook Pulled Up Over Fake Ads and more.  California Joins the Facebook Investigation Cavalcade Over the last couple of months, nearly every US state has announced investigations into antitrust or privacy-related matters of Google or Facebook, or both. Conspicuous by its absence from that list was the home of Big Tech...

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Increase of 91% in Applications Disposed Through Show Cause Hearings, Decrease of 2354 in Applications Published This Week

Increase of 91 percent recorded in the total applications disposed through Show Cause Hearings, a decrease of 2354 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. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office had an overall increase in its working capacity as can be seen from the statistics in the table below. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearings has increased by ninety one percent (91%). Similarly, the total renewals notices issued have increased...

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