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Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications – 2020

Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications - 2020

IPO to start accepting applications under PPH Pilot Program from 7th December 2020 Intellepedia Publication Date: 30th November 2020 As per the latest public notice issued by the Indian Patent Office (IPO), the IPO will start accepting applications under Chapter 5 of the PPH Guidelines, the for 2nd year term, from 7th December 2020. The acceptance of these applications is in furtherance to the Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program that is in effect between the Indian Patent Office (IPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO). The number of applications will be limited to 100 requests. Further, the number of PPH requests...

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IPO to start accepting applications under PPH Pilot Program from next month, Amazon launches IP Accelerator and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News - IPO to start accepting applications under PPH Pilot Program from 7th December 2020; EUIPO publishes 3rd edition of the 2020 IP Perception study; EU Commission adopts new Action Plan on Intellectual Property; Amazon launches IP Accelerator in certain European countries. INDIA PATENT NEWS UPDATES IPO to start accepting applications under PPH Pilot Program from 7th December 2020 As per the latest public notice issued by the Indian Patent Office (IPO), the IPO will start accepting applications under Chapter 5 of the PPH Guidelines, the for 2nd year term, from 7th December 2020. The acceptance of these...

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Mammoth increase in grant of patents this week

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 27th of November 2020. 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 520 patent applications have been published in the 48th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 520 applications published in the journal, 171 applications account for early publications while 349 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Google Inks Copyright deal with French Newspapers, Wixen Music Publishing sues Triller for USD 50 Million,Facebook introduces revised Rights Manager Tool and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Google Inks Copyright deal with French Newspapers, Wixen Music Publishing sues Triller for USD 50 Million, Facebook introduces revised Rights Manager Tool, Apple faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, The Band, Lady A sued for copyright infringement, Obama’s Publisher sued by Ex-White House Photographer, NBC Universal sued over infringing Script and TikTok removes videos for violating Guidelines. Google Inks Copyright deal with French Newspapers Google has recently signed copyright agreements with six French newspapers, including dailies Le Monde and Le Figaro, following the order of an appeals court in France. The court directed Google to consult publishers and news agencies before using their content and...

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Indian Copyright Amendments 2020/21- Proposals of the Working Group on IP and Public Interest

Indian Copyright Amendments 2020/21- Proposals of the Working Group on IP and Public Interest

A group of intellectual property teachers have come together to propose amendments to the Copyright Act, 1957, in order to further creativity in the digital context. Entitled "Like-Minded IP Teachers’ Working Group on Intellectual Property and Public Interest [Copyright Amendment 2020-21)," the document published by them primarily proposes amendments to copyright exceptions and definitions. In their words, the purpose of the document is as follows: "This document, prepared by a group of like-minded IP teachers, provides a list of amendments which are essential to make the Copyright Act, 1957 capable of furthering creativity in the digital context and addressing some of...

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Patent grant decrease by 46% this week

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 20th of November 2020. 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 441 patent applications have been published in the 47th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 441 applications published in the journal, 118 applications account for early publications while 323 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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OIN celebrates 15 years of protecting Open Source Software community, Jaguar files plaint against Prosche, Audi and other major brands

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – Jaguar files complaint against Prosche, Audi, Lamborghini and Volkswagen with USITC; Patent infringement lawsuit filed against Samsung Electronics; OIN celebrates 15 years of protecting the Open Source Software community and other news updates. PATENT INFRINGEMENT NEWS UPDATES Patent infringement lawsuit filed against Samsung Electronics Context Directions LLC has filed a lawsuit for against Samsung Electronics for infringing its patented invention. The case, filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, is related to its U.S Patent No. 10,142,791 and involves a range of Samsung’s products including - Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, Note...

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Policybazaar Trademark Infringement, Levi’s Collaborates with Hello Kitty for Face Masks and more

Trademark News

Policybazaar Trademark Infringement, Narasapur Crochet Lace Applied for GI, Plant Based Dairy Alternatives Cannot use the Term “Milk” in the EU and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Delhi High Court Restrains Policybazaar’s Trademark Infringers In a recent application for injunction before the Delhi High Court, PB Fintech, the operator of policybazaar.com and paisabazaar.com websites, obtained a favourable order against several infringing websites. The suit was filed against eight rogue entities, which were allegedly operating websites that incorporated PB Fintech’s ‘Policybazaar’ and ‘Paisabazaar’ trademarks, which led consumers to believe that these websites were associated...

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L’Oreal Faces Trademark Opposition from Marshmello, Instagram vs. Instakarma and more

L’Oreal Faces Trademark Opposition from Marshmello, Phonetically Generic Trademark Protectable?, BoAt Collaborates with Designer Masaba and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Phonetically Generic Trademark Protectable?  The Delhi High Court, in a recent decision, vacated an interlocutory injunction granted to Delhivery Private Limited, a logistics and transport services provider. The interlocutory injunction was granted against Treasure Vase Ventures Private Limited, which had adopted a trademark ‘DELIVERE’, which was found to be similar to Delhivery Private Limited’s registered trademark ‘DELHIVERY’. On appeal, the Delhi High Court held that both marks were derived from the...

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Revised Patent Examination Guidelines by CNIPA, patent infringement news and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – RGNIIPM to host webinar on IPR for one week; Caltech files patent infringement lawsuit against Dell Technologies; eBuddy Technologies institutes lawsuit against LinkedIn Corporation for patent infringement; Coolpad withdraws patent infringement lawsuits filed against Xiaomi; Arçelik and L.G Electronics settle all patent infringement disputes; CNIPA publishes draft of second Revised Patent Examination Guidelines. IPO NEWS UPDATES RGNIIPM to host webinar on IPR for one week RGNIIPM will be hosting a series of online webinars on IPR for a period of one week from 14th December 2020. The webinars will cover a wide range of topics like – Patent filing...

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