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Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2019 come into effect

Patent Amendment Rules 2019

Nine months after the Central government first notified the draft Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2018 on the 4th of December 2018, the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2019 have now come into effect through a notification by the Central Government on the 18th of September 2019 in its official gazette. In line with the draft rules, the new rules now primarily entitle the following categories of patent applicants to seek expedited examination of their patent applications: Small entities / MSME’s; Female applicants; Departments of the Government; Institutions owned or controlled by the Government; Institutions wholly or substantially financed by the Government; Government companies;...

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Miss India in a Domain Dispute, Starbucks Fights Mountains & Mermaids, Irish Whiskey Gets GI Status in India and More

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Superdry Collaborates with IMG, ChemDry Franchise in India, Miss India Domain Dispute and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time” - Elon Musk INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Apollo Hospitals’ Enforces Trademark Apollo Hospitals, the leading chain of multi-speciality hospitals in India, filed a trademark infringement suit against Sai Apollo Pharmacy for rendering pharmacy services under the mark “SRI SAI APOLLO PHARMACY”. It is also apparent from Sai Apollo’s use that the word ‘Sri Sai’ is sidelined and the word APOLLO is featured dominantly. The...

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Filing Design Applications Online in India

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Industrial designs or design patents (as commonly referred to in the US) refers to the shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation or composition of lines or colour or combination thereof applied to any article whether two dimensional or three dimensional and capable of judged solely by the eye. In the simplest words,  it refers to the way a product looks. As for what can be protected under the designs law? nearly any and every article that can be manufactured can be protected as a design so long as it meets some basic requirements of novelty and originality. For example: Carpets, Mats,...

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IPR policy guidelines published, Heads of UKIPO, EPO and USPTO discuss global patent system and more

India and foreign patent news

DPIIT floats draft guidelines for implementation of IPR policy in academic institutions, Capcom wins patent infringement lawsuit in Japan, Bridgestone claims victory in China in patent infringement case, Heads of UKIPO, EPO and USPTO discuss global patent system and more patent news. Patent News updates from India DPIIT floats draft guidelines for implementation of IPR policy in academic institutions The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has published a 23-page ‘Draft model guidelines on implementation of IPR policy for Academic Institutions’ prepared by the Cell for IPR Promotion & Management (CIPAM). The draft proposes guidelines in respect of Ownership of...

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Patent statistics – general dip in publications and grants this week

weekly patent news - Patent statistics

These patent and design statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the patents and designs office published by the patent office every week on Fridays. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 887 patent applications have been published in the 37th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 887 applications published in the journal, 45 applications account for early publications while 842 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of 358 applications...

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CASE Act, Publicity Rights Suit Against Facebook and Reddit, and more

Chhichhore Leaked on Tamilrockers, Netflix Faces Third Suit over Fyre Festival Documentary, German News Publisher Sues Google for Non-Payment, Nintendo Seeking Damages from Infringing Website, CASE Act to Ease Financial Burden of Fighting Copyright Theft, US Court Declares Use of Picasso’s Works Fair Use, USD 10 million Right of Publicity Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook and Reddit, Netflix Partners with Dharmatic Entertainment, Spotify Acquires SoundBetter, Disney to Sell Gaming Division and more.   National News Chhichhore Leaked on Tamilrockers The notorious website, Tamilrockers, known for leaking highly anticipated movies and tv shows, irrespective of their language or genre has added Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore, starring Sushant...

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Trademark Registrations Granted Go Down by 28 Percent this Week

he featured image is of TM which is the abbreviation for Trademark. the post is aboutthe new trademark rules, 2017. To read more click here.

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 have had a decrease in its work pace. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearings has decreased by thirty eight percent (38%). Similarly, the total registrations granted has decreased by twenty eight percent (28%). However, there has been an increase of seventeen percent (17%) in the applications published in the trademark journal. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 8604 6917 A decrease of 19% Total Applications Disposed through Show Cause...

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Relevance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

This post was first published on November 18, 2014.


Here is the first post in the series of Student Blog Contest. This post is authored by Pallavi Singh.

Intellectual Property Rights are legally recognized exclusive rights to protect creations of the mind. Along with human creativity and inventiveness, IPR is all around us. Almost every product or service that we use in our daily lives is the result of a long chain of big or small innovation, such as changes in design or improvements that make a product look or function the way it does today. Take for example, the ballpoint pen. Ladislao Biros’ famous patent on ballpoint pens was in many ways a breakthrough. But, like him, many others have improved the product and its designs and legally protected their improvements through the acquisition of IP Rights. The trademark on your pen is also Intellectual Property and it helps the producer market the product and develop loyal clientele. Common types of IPR include copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and in some jurisdictions trade secrets.

Saaho Plagiarism, Forever21 Sued for Ariana Grande Look-alike, BBC Pays for Privacy Violations, and more

COPYRIGHT STATISTICS There is a decrease of 12% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month of August as compared to the month of July. A total of 1664 applications were filed in the month of August, 2019. The majority of applications were filed for literary works and artistic works. Sl. No Type of Work Number of Application Filed in the Month of July 2019 Number of Application Filed in the Month of August 2019 Change Percentage Change 1 Literary/ Dramatic Work 1099 1024 75 Decrease of 6% 2 Artistic Work 498 511 13 Increase of 2% 3 Cinematograph Work 17 9 8 Decrease of 47% 4 Sound Recording 154 0 154 Decrease of 100% 5 Software 125 120 5 Decrease of 4%   Total 1893 1664 229 Decrease of 12%   Weekly Entertainment Law Updates, by BananaIP Counsels: Director and Artist...

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A Case for Statutory Licensing of Music for Broadcasting

After the Wynk decision of the Bombay High Court, which came to the conclusion that internet broadcasting is not covered under Section 31D of the Copyright Act, the record labels are on  a drive to convince the Government, industry and academics that statutory licensing does not provide fair value to sound recording holders. Their efforts seem to have doubled and tripled after publication of the draft Copyright Rules, 2019, which  proposed to include internet broadcasting within the scope of statutory licensing scheme under Section 31D. Led by the Indian Music Industry, the record labels are arguing that fair value for...

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