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Open Science and its Facets – ICCIG 4 at IIM, Ahmedabad

ICCIG 4

As a part of the Fourth International Conference on Creativity and Innovation at/for/from/with Grassroots [ICCIG 4] at IIM, Ahmedabad, Professor Arul George Scaria organized a session on 'Fostering Open Science.' I was fortunate to participate in the well organized panel discussion and learn from its proceedings. From my knowledge,Professor Arul is the only scholar in India researching on Open Science from the legal perspective. His emperical study driven report on Open Science will be released soon, and his insights about Open Science and its relevance in today's context were thought provoking. The extent of progress of the Open Science Movement...

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Weekly Trademark News: Ahmedabad Shopping Festival Trademark Row, Walt Disney and Reliance Retail Merchandise Collaboration, India’s First GI Store in Goa and Other News

Indian Trademark Statistics for January (Fourth Week), National IP Awards-2019, Las Vegas Resorts Settles Trademark Dispute, Popsugar Files Trademark for Twinning, Ahmedabad Shopping Festival Trademark Row Resolved and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Brands are avenues of value innovation in a creative engagement between companies and their customers” - Tenaya Group INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week. The total number of hearing notices issued by trademark office has increased by five hundred and seventy one percent (571%). The total number of registrations granted has increased...

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Indian Patent Deadlines may be extended if sufficient cause can be shown – Madras High Court

This post was first published on 20th February, 2011. In a recent decision, the Madras High Court has held that a petition for condonation of delay and extension for time filed within one (1) month of the expiry of the timeline for filing a PCT National Phase application must be considered by Indian Patent Office and decided on merits. The case went to the Madras High Court after the Deputy Controller rejected the condonation petition filed under Rules 137 and 138 of the Patents Rules with respect to a PCT National Phase application. As per Rule 20 of the Patents Rules,...

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Generication of Public Interest

This post was first published on 18th February, 2011. Public Interest today is a potent weapon of generic companies to safeguard their interests in the changing patent landscape in India. India's membership to WTO required implementation of the product patent regime for drugs by 2005 and implementation of the obligation was opposed by generic companies in the name of public interest. It was argued that the introduction of such a regime would impede access to medicines and health care. The public consciousness and media's highlighting of the importance of access to AIDS and cancer drugs pushed the contention of Innovator companies...

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Literary Works to Braille – Which Exclusive Right?

I write in response to Dr. Sunanda Bharti's post on Spicy IP, which talks about rights granted to copyright owners of literary works, and which right is involved in converting a literary work to Braille. In  my opinion, the answer is not so complex as it seems. Braille is not a  language, it is a form of expression of a language. It has the same alphabets as the language and nothing changes except the way in which letters are represented. So, converting a work into Braille does not amount to translation or even transliteration. By writing a literary work in Braille, one is making an...

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Trademark Filing Requirements in India

This image depicts the Trademark symbol, which consists of the letters T and M enclosed in a circle. This post has interesting updates in the trademark field. Click on the image to read the full post.

This post was fist published on 16th February, 2011. A trade mark is a representation for a trade or business of a person. Though registration of a trade mark is not mandatory, registering a mark provides many benefits for enforcing trade mark rights. In order to register a trade mark in India, an application must be filed at any of the five trade mark offices in India.. Where to file a Trade Mark application? The trade mark offices in India are located at Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Kolkata, New Delhi and Chennai Different states in the Union of India have been divided amongst these offices. Below...

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AvishCar – the flying Maruti 800

This post was first published on 14th February, 2011. In the just concluded AeroIndia 2011, I had a chance to walk up close with the flying machines. Hidden among the multi-million supersonic fighter and bombers  was an ordinary looking Maruti 800 with a few extra appendages, as seen here. This is a product from a Bangalore based company called the B’Lorean (the name seems to be a combination of Bangalore and DeLorean, the car made famous by the Back to Future Series) headed by K. Vishwanath. While I am not aware of the technical details and working of the flying car,...

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Weekly Patent News: Interesting inventions, National Intellectual Property Awards 2019, Patent Infringement news, USPTO shutdown and more

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“Indian patent statistics, Interesting Inventions, Invitations for National Intellectual Property Awards 2019, SEVEN Networks and Google settle a patent infringement suit, out of court, Apple accused of infringing Bluetooth related patents, Problems galore for USPTO, Japanese Patent Law may allow Plaintiff to cease infringed goods and other Weekly Patent News updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Understanding the important issues and working out how best to communicate them to clients, is the key to IP due diligence.” – Justin Watts, Distinguished Patent Litigator. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 649 patent...

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Patents Enabling Stealthy Attack

This post was first published on 12th February, 2011. The prestigious Aero-India show 2011 has already taken off in Airbase Yelahanka. I wanted to watch the show on the opening day itself but unfortunately missed it. Aircrafts always has been a passion for me. So I thought of sharing some interesting facts about aircrafts, which are mentioned below.    A fighter aircraft is primarily designed for air to air combat with other aircraft. Many of them are provided with ground attacking capabilities. The ultimate aim of using a fighter aircraft is to gain air superiority over the enemies during the battle. The...

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History of Copyright Law in India

The image contains the copyright symbol. The post is about the history of copyright in India. Click on image to view post.

This post was first published on 3rd February, 2011. Today almost every nation has a copyright law in place and is mostly standardized to some extent through international and regional agreements such as the Berne Convention and the European copyright directives. But when we look back, we realise that the Copyright law has a very unique history. The earliest copyright case is traced back to Ireland, where there was a dispute over the ownership of the Irish manuscript Cathach. The Cathach is the oldest extant Irish manuscript of the Psalter. It contains a Vulgate version of Psalms XXX (10) to CV (13)...

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