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IPO-JPO Patent Prosecution Highway guidelines, New Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedure and more

India and foreign patent news

In this week’s Patent News - IPO publishes Guidelines for IPO-JPO Patent Prosecution Highway pilot project, IPO publishes new Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedure, Nike and Handsfree Labs sign patent licensing agreement, EPO and INPI Brazil sign Reinforced Technical and Strategic Partnership and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS IPR 2.0: Need of the hour, says Piyush Goyal Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry & Minister of Railways, recently attended the inauguration of the Global Exhibition on Services (GES 2019), in Bangalore. While addressing the gathering at the event, the Minister said that it was time to update the...

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The Dance of Intellectual Property

Dancing with Intellectual Property

"The body says what words cannot." - Martha Graham Dancers express ideas, stories, feelings, thoughts, etc., by movements, static or dynamic. They express and interact through their body, often accompanied by music, in artistic costumes, settings and lighting. A dance performance integrates several elements of creativity, many of which are protectable as intellectual property in the form of copyrights, industrial designs, and patents. Representations used by dancers can be protected as trademarks, and their identity under the publicity rights regime. Protecting IP provides dancers, choreographers, dance musicians, artists and lighting experts, the opportunity to license, merchandise and commercialise their work. In today's business...

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Facebook Acquires VR Game Studio, Germany’s Ecommerce Estimated to Hit Euro 68 Billion, Viacom Launches Branded Ecommerce Sites and more

E commerce and Licensing

Facebook Acquires VR Game Developer Studio; App-Based Bus Aggregator Shuttl Raises USD 36 Million; Germany’s Ecommerce Estimated to Hit Euro 68 Billion by 2019; Pinterest Launches Online Shopping Feature for Small Businesses; Musician Gene Simmons and IMG Ink Licensing Deal; Viacom Launches SpongeBob and MTV Branded Ecommerce Sites and more. Facebook Acquires VR Game Developer Studio Video game developer Beat Games, known for its popular virtual reality game Beat Saber, is being acquired by social media giant Facebook. Beat Games will now become part of Oculus Studios, Facebook’s virtual reality gaming group. According to Oculus, this move is to offer more development...

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Pharmaceutical Companies Discuss Antitrust Probe with US, CCI’s Investigation into Bearings Manufacturers, European Union Leads Global Antitrust Influence and more

Israeli Start-Up Boosted by Investment of USD 109 Million; Pharmaceutical Companies Discuss Antitrust Probe with US; US Lawmakers Looking to Consider Privacy Lapses in Antitrust Cases; German Cartel Office Fines Carmakers Over Antitrust Practices; CCI’s Investigates Price Collusion by Bearings Manufacturers in India; European Union Leads the Way in Global Antitrust Influence and more. Israeli Start-Up Boosted by Investment of USD 109 Million Israeli start-up Vayyar, which builds radar-imaging chips and sensors and associated software that effectively detect and track images from their surrounding while maintaining the privacy of individuals being tracked, has received a Series D investment of a total of...

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35% Increase in the Total Registrations Granted this Week, 837 More Hearing Notices Issued this Week and more

35% Increase in the Total Registrations Granted this Week, 837 More Hearing Notices Issued 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 registrations granted has increased by thirty five percent (35%). Similarly, the total number of applications published in the trademark journal have increased by fourteen percent (14%), as well as an increase of nine percent (9%)...

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Bohemian Rhapsody Producer Eyes Michael Jackson Biopic, DISH Sues Six IPTV Services, Prince’s Estate Sued by Photographer and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Tamilrockers Leaks Hindi Version of Frozen 2; Bohemian Rhapsody Producer Sets Eye on Michael Jackson Biopic; Another Billion-Dollar Lawsuit Looms Over Spotify; DISH Files Copyright Infringement Suits Against Six IPTV Services; Prince’s Estate Faces Copyright Infringement Suit by Photographer and more. Tamilrockers Leaks Hindi Version of Frozen 2 Notorious piracy website Tamilrockers released the Hindi dubbed version of Frozen 2, Disney’s sequel to its 2013 animated blockbuster, within a day of its theatrical release. Voiced by actors Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Parineeti Chopra, the film is reportedly available on a number of sites. This is just the most recent of a string...

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Rubik’s Cube Owners Puzzled after Losing EU Trademark, Snapdeal Joins INTA, Scottish Whisky Wins GI Battle

Trademark News

Rubik’s Cube Owners Puzzled After Losing EU Trademark, Snapdeal Joins INTA, Scottish Whisky Wins GI Battle, Trademark Refused to Vegan Deli, Then Granted to Nestlé, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Snapdeal Joins International Trademark Association Indian e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal has announced that it has become a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA). The INTA is a global not-for-profit advocacy association, comprising of 7,200 members across 187 countries, primarily, brand owners and professionals, which is dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property to foster consumer trust, economic growth, and innovation. The...

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Patent Publications and Grants increase at IPO

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 22nd 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 971 patent applications have been published in the 47th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 971 applications published in the journal, 78 applications account for early publications while 893 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period....

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Upcoming IP Events – Fasttracking Patents, IP for Dancers, and IP Strategy

BananaIP's Intellepedia is organising three IP Events during the next two weeks. While two of them are being held at BananaIP's office, the IP Seminar on "Building IP Frameworks for Organisations" is being held at ITC Gardenia. You may register for the events by visiting the links provided hereunder. Serial No. - Title - Date/Time - Venue - Registration Link Fastracking Patents in India: Getting a Patent in One Year - 29th November 2019 (2PM to 4PM) - BananaIP's Office (3rd Floor) - Register Online Dancing with Intellectual Property - 8th December, 2019 (2PM to 4PM) - BananaIP's Office (3rd Floor)...

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One more way to speedy patents in India approved, EPO launches revamped Espacenet and other patent news

India and foreign patent news

In this week’s Patent News - Union Cabinet approves proposal for adopting Patent Prosecution Highway Program; NLSIU invites papers for Intellectual Property Review; IPO relaunches registrations of Facilitators under SIPP Scheme; WIPO launches new publication series – “WIPO Collection of Leading Judgments on Intellectual Property” and other news updates. Indian Patent Updates Union Cabinet approves proposal for adopting Patent Prosecution Highway Program The Government, last week approved a proposal for adopting the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program between the Indian Patent Office (IPO) and patent offices of various other interested countries or regions. The PPH Program will first commence between the Japan Patent...

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