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2019 Intellectual Property Statistics in India – Up, Up and away!

Intellectual Property Statistics 2019 for patents, industrial designs, copyrights, trademarks and geographical indications

For many, 2019 appeared to be a tumultuous year, legally and politically, while for others it was a year of radical but welcome changes. The view remains divided. Intellectual Property in India however, appears to have had a reasonably good year saving some deeply tragic losses such as that of IP luminary, Prof. Shamnad Basheer. In this post, we bring to you a recap of the patent statistics from 2019 and a comparison of these numbers with the statistics from 2017 and 2018. The data provided herein is calculated for the respective calendar years (January to December). The data is likely...

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Patents & Industrial Designs Statistics 2019 – A look back

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Firstly, congratulations are in order to the Patent Office and the office of the CGPDTM for its stellar performance in disposing of patent applications and bringing down the total pendency of patent applications in 2019. As recently as 2 years ago, the patent office suffered with a massive backlog of patent applications which was extremely frustrating to a patent applicant, however timely actions such as the recruitment of additional examiners, streamlining of patent office practice and procedures have borne fruit.  Patent statistics summary (1st January 2019 – 31st December 2019) Total applications Published 49351 Indian resident applicants 15466 Delhi 1889 Mumbai 1692 Bangalore 1651 Chennai 1637 Pune 1118 Hyderabad 812 Kolkata 338 Total Patents Granted 23527 Delhi 8925 Chennai 7578 Mumbai 3763 Kolkata 3261 Total applications examined 83226 Delhi 31314 Mumbai 27870 Kolkata 13108 Chennai 10934 In 2019, a total...

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2019 Trademark Statistics – A Recap

2019 Trademark Statistics - A Recap Trademark Statistics from January 1st, 2019 to December 31st, 2019 Particulars 2019 Total Number of Trademark Applications Filed 336,194 Total Number of Trademark Applications Examined 384,725 Total Number of Trademark Applications Published 380,922 Total Number of Trademark Applications Registered 302,816 Yearly Trademark Statistics – A Comparison Particulars 2017 2018 2019 Percentage Change(2018-19) Total Number of Trademark Applications Filed 253,906 311,078 336,194 An increase of 8% Total Number of Trademark Applications Examined 377,710 370,015 384,725 An increase of 4% Total Number of Trademark Applications Published 389,428 429,440 380,922 A decrease of 11% Total Number of Trademark Applications Registered 331,669 348,556 302,816 A decrease of 13% As we can see from the table above, there has been an increase of 8% in the total number of new trademark applications filed in the year 2019...

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Fitbit and Garmin to be investigated for alleged patent violation, Tata’s patent application on water purifier rejected and more patent news

India and foreign patent news

In this week’s Patent News - Indian Patent Office invites Applications for National IP Awards 2020; RGNIIPM concludes Training Program of 181 newly recruited Examiners of Patents and Designs; Hindustan Unilever scores a victory in water wars with Tata; Volterra LLC files patent infringement suit against Monolithic Power Systems; Sonos files lawsuit against Google Inc. for patent infringement; Illumina files patent infringement suit against BGI in Sweden and U.K; Alibaba tightens anti-counterfeiting and IPR protection; CNIPA publishes revised Patent Examiners Guidelines; European Commission publishes report on Protection and Enforcement of IPR in third countries; EPO and other representatives hold meeting...

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Copyright Statistics 2019 Recap

Copyright Statistics 2019 Recap A total of 21,153 applications for copyright registrations were filed in the year 2019. There was an increase of 3126 applications in comparison to the total number of applications for the year 2018, which was 18,027. There was an increase of 17.3% in the total number of copyright applications filed during the year 2019 as compared to 2018. The majority of applications filed in the year 2019 were for literary/dramatic works, followed by artistic works and the least number of applications were filed for musical works. Monthly Applications In the year 2019, the least number of applications were made during...

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Upcoming IP Event: When Do You Really Need a Music License? (24th January, 2020)

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BananaIP Counsels, through Intellepedia, is happy to announce a seminar titled “When Do You Really Need a Music License?”, an event for live performers, musicians, event organisers, and venue managers, on 24th January, 2020 at its office.   You may register online for the event here: Register Online Event Information You do not always need a copyright license or permission for using  recorded music, lyrics or musical compositions. While some uses require you to pay and get a license, many uses do not require the permission of the copyright owner. Most social events, student activities, ceremonies, private uses, etc., do not require copyright licenses from...

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2751 Trademark Registrations Granted in the First Week of 2020

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2751 Trademark Registrations Granted in the First Week of 2020, Tremendous increase of 174% in total number of renewal notices issued, 46% decrease in the total trademark applications examined by trademark office 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 had a mixed week in its working capacity as can be seen from the statistics in the table below. The total number of renewal notices issued has tremendously increased by one hundred and seventy four percent (174%). Similarly, there has...

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Netflix Collaborates with Mattel for “He-Man”, A2B Takes Down Chennai Ananda Bhavan, MGM Stops a Chinese Copycat in China, Adidas Taps Professional Gamer Ninja for New Shoes, and more

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Netflix Collaborates with Mattel for “He-Man”, A2B Takes Down Chennai Ananda Bhavan,  MGM Stops a Chinese Copycat in China, Adidas Taps Professional Gamer Ninja for New Shoes, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES A2B Takes Down Chennai Ananda Bhavan Adyar Ananda Bhavan Sweets and Snacks, more popularly known as A2B, the registered trademark owners of the marks Adayar Ananda Bhavan and A2B logo since 1988, filed a suit seeking permanent injunction against Chennai Ananda Bhavan for using a deceptively similar mark. It is further alleged that Chennai Ananda Bhavan’s logo is similar to...

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Patent office publishes first official journal of the year

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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 3rd of January 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 1472 patent applications have been published in the 1st issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 1472 applications published in the journal, 274 applications account for early publications while 1198 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. Also,...

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Innovate, Patent, Produce and Prosper says PM, Natco Pharma faces patent infringement law suit and more

India and foreign patent news

In this week’s Patent & Design News - “Innovate, Patent, Produce and Prosper,” says PM Narendra Modi; 12th edition of GIPC to be held in New Delhi, this week; IPO issues notification containing list of withdrawn patent applications; Taiho Pharmaceutical files patent infringement lawsuit against Natco Pharma; Eli Lilly wins lawsuit instituted against Apotex Inc. and other news updates. India Patent News 12th edition of GIPC to be held in New Delhi, this week The 12th edition of the Global Intellectual Property Convention (GIPC), Asia’s leading IP Convention on Innovation and IP, has been scheduled to be held between 8th and 10th January...

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