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5446 Trademark Applications Registered this Week

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5446 trademark applications registered this week, 63% increase in total number of 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 The Indian Trademark Office has picked up its pace as can been seen from the table below. The total number of hearing notices issued has increased by sixty three percent (63%). Similarly, there has been an increase of twenty six percent (26%) in the total number of renewal notices issued. However, we can also see a decrease of thirty percent (30%) in the...

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Office of CGPDTM invites applications for Patent Agent Examination 2020; IPO to re-open acceptance of requests under Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Project and more

Office of CGPDTM invites applications for Patent Agent Examination 2020; IPO to re-open acceptance of requests under Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Project and more

In this week’s Patent News - IPO to re-open acceptance of requests under Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Project; Office of CGPDTM invites applications for Patent Agent Examination 2020; Last date for submission of applications for National IP Awards – 2020 extended; RGNIIPM to open IP Innovation Gallery; India and U.S to reach an agreement on IPR matters; Varta AG files three separate patent infringement suits against Amazon, Costo Wholesale and Best Buy Co.; Australia to phase-out Innovation Patent from 2021 and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS IPO to re-open acceptance of requests under Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Project According to...

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Over 15,000 Patent applications Examined this year, Patent Grants reach the 5000 mark

Over 15000 Patent applications Examined this year, Patent Grants reach the 5000 mark

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 28th of February 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 910 patent applications have been published in the 9th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 910 applications published in the journal, 107 applications account for early publications while 803 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of...

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Summary of Indian Trademark Cases of 2019

This post provides a summary of Indian Trademark Cases of 2019 HSIL Limited v. Gujrat Ceramic Industries & Anr. [I.A. 5185/2018] Decided On: 08.01.2019 Court: Delhi High Court  Hindustan Sanitaryware & Industries Limited (HSIL) filed for a permanent injunction in the Delhi High Court to restrain Gujarat Ceramic Industries (GCI) from using the trademarks ‘Hindustan Vitreous’ or ‘H Vitreous’ which are identical/deceptively similar to HSIL’s registered trademarks. HSIL, India’s largest manufacturer of sanitaryware products, having a presence in over 50 cities is the registered trademark holder of ‘H Vitreous Hindware’ since 1990. During a market search, HSIL discovered that GCI is selling sanitaryware products...

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7643 New Trademark Applications Filed this Week

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22% decrease in the renewal notices issued this week, 26988 trademarks examined till date and more. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office had a slow week as can been seen from the table below. The total number of hearing notices issued has increased by one hundred and forty four percent (144%). However, there has been a decrease of twenty two percent (22%) in the total number of renewal notices issued. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 8002 8115 An increase...

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Summary of Indian Copyright, Entertainment Law Cases and Rules of 2019

Summary of Indian Copyright and Entertainment Law Cases of 2019

High Court Cases Delhi HC: Website Cannot Use TOI and ET Content Bennett, Coleman & Company Limited & Anr. Vs. Mr. Ajay Kumar & Ors., CS(COMM) 21/2019 Decided on: 01.05.2019 Court: Delhi High Court The Delhi High Court has passed an order restraining the owners of the website www.sscias.com from using content from the ‘Times of India’(TOI) and the ‘Economic Times’(ET) on their website. This order requires the website owners to stop using, advertising, promoting, and making available for download any content from the TOI and ET newspapers. The court passed this order in a suit alleging trademark infringement, copyright infringement and unfair competition, filed by...

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Summary of Indian Industrial Design Cases of 2019

Summary of Indian Industrial Design Cases of 2019

This post provides some important Industrial Design cases decided in India in 2019. It is noteworthy that some important principles with respect to design protection and interface with trademark protection have been laid down during the year. Super Smelters Limited and Ors. Vs. SRMB Srijan Private Limited, MANU/WB/2975/2019. Decided On: 18.12.2019 Court: Calcutta High Court In this case, the Division Bench of the Calcutta High Court upheld the decision of the Single Judge to grant ad interim injunction in favour of the Respondent, restraining the Appellants from passing off its X ribbed TMT bars. The Court concluded in the case that there was no...

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Summary of Indian Patent Cases of 2019

Summary of Indian Patent Cases of 2019

2019 has been an important year for IP in India. In this series of posts, we have attempted to provide short summaries of IP cases decided in India. This post focuses on patent cases decided by Indian Courts in 2019. Both interim orders and final judgments are included in the post. Supreme Court Case Monsanto Technology LLC and Ors. Vs. Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd. and Ors., MANU/SC/0027/2019. Decided On: 08.01.2019 Court: Supreme Court of India The patented invention in the case related to a DNA sequence called NAS, which when inserted into a plant cell provides insect tolerance to the plant. On appeal from the interim...

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Total number of applications published decrease by 48%, over 1500 FER’s issued

Total number of applications published decrease by 48%, over 1500 FER’s issued

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 21st of February 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 733 patent applications have been published in the 8th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 733 applications published in the journal, 111 applications account for early publications while 622 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of...

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