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Intellectual Property News and Analysis – Intellepedia

IPO slows down this week

weekly patent news - Patent statistics

The Patent and Design Statistics illustrated below have been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on Fridays, every week. 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 929 patent applications have been published in the 43rd issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 929 applications published in the journal, 149 applications account for early publications while 780 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Green Cracker Patents for an Environment Friendly Diwali

Happy Diwali

"We Wish Our Readers, Followers and Well Wishers a a Very Happy, Environment Friendly Deepavali!" Green and Eco Friendly Crackers In 2018, the Supreme Court banned the manufacture and sale of fire crackers, which are not green or environment friendly through an interim order. The Court stated in the order that the Government must grant licenses to make and sell only green crackers, and that sale of non-green crackers or those that are not environment friendly are not permitted during Diwali celebrations. Crackers with at least thirty to thirty five percent less air and noise pollution were said to be green or...

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Yellow Card Sues Juice Wrld for Copyright Infringement, US Congress Approves New Copyright Measures and more

Yellow Card Sues Juice Wrld for Copyright Infringement; Pandora Likely to Escape Class Action Copyright Infringement Lawsuit; Chuck D Sues Music Publisher in Federal Court; The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment Welcome Two New Members; US Congress Approves New Copyright Measures; Ad Agency Files Infringement Suit Against Vivo and more. INTERNATIONAL NEWS Yellow Card Sues Juice Wrld for Copyright Infringement The band, Yellowcard has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against rapper, Juice Wrld claiming that the rapper’s song ‘Lucid Dreams’ infringes upon their song ‘Holly Wood Died’. Members of the band, are alleging that the rapper used the melody and other elements from...

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FlipFit to Combine StitchFix and Instagram,Formula 1 Will Live-Stream Grand Prix in association with Twitch, Huawei to License 5G Technology in the US and more

CAIT Asks for High level Enquiry into “UNHOLY NEXUS” of E-commerce Companies and Banks; FlipFit to Combine StitchFix and Instagram; Amazon Expands its AVOD plans with the Launch of its Customizable News App; Formula 1 Will Live-Stream Grand Prix in association with Twitch; Netflix expecting USD 2 Billion Funding for New Content; Huawei to License 5G Technology in the US; Indian Railways to Allow Promotion of the Movie Housefull 4 in a Train and more. CAIT Asks for High level Enquiry into “UNHOLY NEXUS” of E-commerce Companies and Banks The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has demanded high level enquiry by...

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SpongeBob Goes to the Moon, Kanye West’s Sunday Service Denied Registration, Trademark Win for MakeMyTrip, and more

SpongeBob Goes to the Moon, Trademark Win for MakeMyTrip, and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Trademark Win for MakeMyTrip One of the largest online travel companies of India, MakeMyTrip (MMT), filed for a permanent trademark injunction to restrain MakeMyTravel from using the trademarks ‘Make My Travel’, MMT, the tagline ‘Dreams Unlimited’ and the domain www.makemytravelindia.com.  MMT started using the brand name since 2000 and has presence all across India and several other countries abroad. MMT argued that owing to its widespread goodwill and reputation in its MakeMyTrip marks, the public and trade has...

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22% Increase in Trademark Registrations this Week, 62 Renewal Notices issued This Week and more

22% Increase in Trademark Registrations this Week, 62 Renewal 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 has had a mixed week. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearings has increased by four percent (4%). Similarly, the total registrations granted has increased by twenty two percent (22%). However, there has been a decrease of five percent (5%) in the total hearing notices issued. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark...

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Increase in patent activity at IPO

weekly patent news - Patent statistics

The Patent and Design Statistics illustrated below have been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on Fridays, every week. 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 1268 patent applications have been published in the 42nd issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1268 applications published in the journal, 268 applications account for early publications while 1000 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Case Brief: YRF v Sri Sai Ganesh Productions

Yash Raj Films Pvt Ltd (Plaintiff) v. Sri Sai Ganesh Productions and Ors. (Defendants) Decided on 8 July 2019 by the High Court at New Delhi CS (COMM) 1329/2016 Introduction This is a suit for copyright infringement of the movie Band Baja Baarat produced by Yash Raj Films Pvt. Ltd. by a Telegu movie named Jabardasth produced by Sri Sai Ganesh Productions. The Telegu film was made without taking permission or any rights from the original film’s producers. Yash Raj Films (the ‘plaintiff’) sued Sri Sai Ganesh Productions, the director and the distributor of the Telegu film (collectively referred as the ‘defendants’) which led...

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Government launches IPR website and mobile application for Startups and SME’s, India Innovation Index 2019, Hike launches Patent Program and more

India and foreign patent news

In this week’s Patent News - DPIIT launches exclusive IPR website and mobile application for Startups and SME’s; Hike India among top 3 patent filers in India, launches Patent Program; NITI Aayog publishes India Innovation Index 2019; Highlights of the India Innovation Index 2019; India-US Dialogue on Intellectual Property held in New Delhi; RINL signs MoA with NRDC; Anna University to offer ‘Course on Effective Patent Search and Drafting’; Mr. Gaurav Mishra delivers talk on patent law and patent searching at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore; WIPO releases World Intellectual Property Indicators 2019. Indian Patent News DPIIT launches exclusive IPR website and mobile...

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Google to Launch Cloud Gaming Service Stadia on November 19, Donald Trump Joins Amazon’s Twitch, Amazon Music to Feature on Apple TVs and more

Google to Launch Cloud Gaming Service Stadia on November 19; Donald Trump Joins Amazon’s Twitch; AMC to Start Online Movie Streaming Service; Amazon Music to Feature on Apple TVs; CAIT Attempts to Close In on ‘Deep Discount’ Controversy; Flipkart Forays into Original Videos and Food Retail; Plea before NGT against Use of Plastic by E-Commerce Companies; Shopmatic Acquires Full Stakes in CombineSell and more. Gaming and Licensing News Google to Launch Cloud Gaming Service Stadia on November 19 Google’s cloud gaming service, Stadia, will be launched on November 19, 2019, as announced by the company at the Pixel 4 launch event on Tuesday....

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