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BananaIP Counsels > Intellectual Property (Page 97)

ECJ Stems “Stem Cell” Patents

The sticky nature of Biotechnology research has always led to massive debates every time there was path-breaking discovery. It happened with Nucleic acids, amino acids, genetic modifications, transgenic animals and now stem cell research. This has been mainly because of its close and unavoidable link to life. When we came to believe that stem cell therapy for all monstrous ailments is around the corner, the moral police made its presence felt. After the famous WARF patents in US, it is now the turn of University of Bonn in Europe. On 18th of October in the Oliver Brustle v. Green Peace...

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DIPP Discussion Paper on Review of Organisational Structure of the Office of CGPDTM

The image depicts the logo of IP India. This post gives updates on the trademark filing and database system to be followed by them. Click on the image to read the full post.

DIPP has published a discussion paper on ‘Review of Organizational structure of the office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indication’. This is 12th discussion paper in the consultation series and third paper dealing with issues relating to IPR. This Discussion Paper deals with the scope and options for reorganizing the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM), to make it more responsive to the needs of Intellectual Property (IP) holders and users while enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of its operations. The reasons mentioned in the paper regarding need of...

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Hey Funny Guy, Made of Flakes from the Sky!

The image is of a snowman. The post is about UPSTO granting a patent regarding constructing snowman. Click on image to view post.

USPTO has granted a patent for building snowmen/women just before the arrival of winter. As most of the people across the world stand at the dawn of winter arrival, waiting for snowfall, Ignacio Marc Asperas has already received his early Christmas gift. Ignacio received a patent (US8011991B2) on 06 Sep 2011 for his invention titled “Apparatus for facilitating the construction of a snow man/woman” which was filed back in 2006. The invention discloses methods for creating the spherical shape of the body, rolling symmetrical snow balls, building arms, snow shoulders, uneven boulders that can make the snowman look like it has...

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Indian Performing Rights Society v. Eastern Indian Motion Pictures Ltd.

Citation AIR1977 SC1443, (1977)2 SCC820, [1977]3 SCR206 Facts: This is a dispute that broke out in a matter involving rights over Indian literary and music works for which the copyright subsides in India. Parties to the dispute where the Indian performing right society and the cinematograph exhibitors association of India. IPRS incorporated on 23/08/1969 in the state of Maharashtra governed by copyright Act 1957 has the authority for issuing licenses for performance in public of all existing future Indian literary and musical works for which the copyright subsides in India and is a company limited by guarantee for the purpose of granting license...

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United Kingdom Releases Report on Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Rights, referred to as IPR, is one of the most upcoming branches of law. It is very dynamic, and laws are being made and changed according to what suits best the current social, economical, and political scenario. The laws are considered as an inevitable part of the modern world, as it ensures an exclusive right to people who discover or invent new appliances and processes. This grant of exclusive right has lead to the realization of the economic importance of IPR, especially to those companies or individuals who are innovative and bring about new products or processes, which are...

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