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Weekly Patent News: Patent statistics, US PTAB upholds Motorola’s patents, Nvidia accused of patent infringement and more

“Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, IPA4SME Campaign begins with a bang, first call for applications is now open, Vietnam in talks to develop its IP strategy by the year 2030, European Patent Office holds Search Matters conference in Munich, Germany, USPTO maintains validity of Motorola Solution’s patents despite objections raised by Hytera, Nvidia faces accusations of patent infringement” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “If you didn’t have patents, no one would bother to spend money on research and development. But with patents, if someone has a good idea and...

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Proceedings Before the Indian Patent Office

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Original Date of Publication: February 4th, 2008   Author- Dr.Kalyan C. Kankanala, Chief IP Attorney, BananaIP Counsels   OVERVIEW A patent application can be filed at only one of the four patent offices in India (Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai). The patent application passes through the following stages: A. FILING B. PUBLICATION C. EXAMINATION D. OPPOSITION E. GRANT A. FILING 1. Applicant: An application for a patent can be filed by the true and first inventor. It can also be filed the by the assignee or legal representative of the inventor. If an application is filed by the assignee, proof of assignment has to be submitted along with the application. The...

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Should Distinctiveness Have Anything to Do with Dilution – By Nandan Pendsey, IP Attorney, USA

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Evolution of Dilution as a Remedy: The theory of Dilution as a means of protecting a trademark was first propounded by Frank Schechter in his research article, “The Rational Basis for Trademark Protection”. He advocates in this article that the real function of trademark law is to identify a product as satisfactory and thereby stimulate further purchases by the consuming public. He further says that the real injury to a trademark is the gradual whittling away or dispersion of its identity (now known as dilution) and therefore preservation of this uniqueness of a trademark should be the only rational basis...

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Weekly Copyright News: HC Denies Statutory License to Wynk for Tips’ Music, SC Refuses to Intervene in EC Bar on Release of Modi Biopic, Endgame Earns USD 2 Billion at Box Office, and more

Bombay HC Denies Statutory License to Wynk for Tips’ Songs, SC Refuses to Intervene in EC Bar on Release of Modi Biopic, DJ Arty sues Marshmello for ‘Happier’, RIAA Obtains Subpoena to De-anonymise Cloudflare Users, Artists Sue Universal Music over Assignment Clause, Facebook Revamps Video Rankings to Promote Original Content, Avengers: Endgame Earns Over USD 2 Billion in 11 days, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Makes Queen Richer Than the Queen, Snap Inc. Partners with Shopify for Advertising, and more. Copyright Quote “You will only have copyright in a society that places a very high value on the individual, the individual intellect, the products of...

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Weekly Trademark News: Raymond Defeats its Infringer, Amazon Sued by a Horse Racing Commentator, Penfolds Stops Counterfeit Wine, Goan Coconut Vinegar Filed for GI and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Indian Trademark Statistics for May (First Week), Penfolds Stops Counterfeit Wine, Celebrity Styled Collection in Myntra & Jabong, New Kick for Ronaldo, Goan Coconut Vinegar Filed for GI and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Define what your brand stands for, its core values and tons of voice, and then communicate consistently in those terms” –Simon Mainwaring INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has increased its pace in the previous week. The total number of applications published in the trademark journal has increased by seventy one percent (71%)....

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Weekly Patent Updates: National IPR Awards, Pepsico Settles with Potato Farmers, and more

“Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, 11th National Intellectual Property Awards – 2019, NLSIU IPR – Technology Law Essay Competition, CUSAT to host 7 - day training program in IP for law teachers, PepsiCo agrees to withdraw law suit against potato farmers and other news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. QUOTE OF THE WEEK  A patent, or invention, is any assemblage of technologies or ideas that you can put together that nobody put together that way before. That’s how the patent office defines it. That’s an invention. – Dean Kamen, an American engineer,...

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