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Delhi High Court asks government to consider issuing compulsory licenses, World IP day 2021, a solemn affair this year, India – South Africa patent waiver proposal opposed again and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s patent news and updates - World IP day 2021, a solemn affair this year; Calls for compulsory license on COVID vaccine grows stronger; Government should not hesitate in invoking compulsory licensing provisions says Delhi High Court; Intel wins patent trial involving VLSI Technology; India - South Africa patent waiver proposal opposed by EU, UK and Switzerland at WTOP TRIPS meet; Lawmakers and nonprofit groups urge Biden administration to back 'moral' patent waiver. Indian Patent Updates World IP day 2021, a solemn affair this year April 26th, celebrated as World IP day every year will be a solemn affair this year,...

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Chanel Unsuccessful Against Huawei, Adidas Unveils Yoda Shoes, and more

Chanel fails in its opposition against Huawei’s logo, Facebook initiates a cybersquatting lawsuit and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Andhra Pradesh High Court Grants Protection Over ‘Surya’ Trademark The Andhra Pradesh High Court recently ruled in favour of Gaurav Polymers, a company engaged in the manufacturing of white lime wash, in a matter dealing with the usage of the mark ‘Surya’. Gaurav Polymers, who was using the mark ‘Surya’ along with a device of a rising sun, had instituted the suit against another chemical manufacturer, Delight Chemicals, who had adopted a deceptively similar...

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Patent publications decrease this week but grants increase slightly even as India battles COVID

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 23rd of April 2021. 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 617 patent applications have been published in the 17th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 617 applications published in the journal, 203 applications account for early publications while 414 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Nokia and Lenovo settle patent dispute, Apple wins $506 Million patent-damages appeal and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s news: Nokia and Lenovo settle patent dispute over video compression technology; Apple wins appeal against $506 Million patent-damages awarded to it earlier; USPTO announces special Patents for Humanity COVID-19 category; USPTO launches COVID fast-track appeals pilot program Nokia and Lenovo settle patent dispute over video compression technology Nokia and Lenovo have announced a decision to settle a long-standing patent dispute relating to video compression technology. The dispute which began in 2019 with Nokia suing Lenovo across multiple jurisdictions around the world has come to an end after Lenovo agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to Nokia. The parties have...

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Lull in activity at Patent office, patent publications and grants decrease

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 16th of April 2021. 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 804 patent applications have been published in the 16th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 804 applications published in the journal, 156 applications account for early publications while 648 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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France Obtains ‘France.com’, Nike To Fight US Postal Service and more

Weekly Trademark News

France secures ownership over 'France.com' domain, Britannia and ITC lock horns, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Delhi High Court denies Britannia’s injunction against Sunfeast The Delhi High Court recently denied Britannia’s plea to pass an injunction against ITC’s ‘Sunfeast’ brand of biscuits. Britannia claimed that the packaging of ITC’s Sunfeast Farmlite Digestive Biscuit was deceptively similar to that of their NutriChoice Digestive Biscuits and that ITC were passing off on Britannia’s existing goodwill and reputation. The Court in this instance held that an “unwary purchaser of average intelligence and imperfect recollection”...

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Vitiation of IPAB and Beyond – Changes to the Indian Patents Act

Turning off the lights on IPAB : Changes to the Patents Act

The President of India on fourth of April 2021 promulgated “The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021”. This Ordinance abolishes the various tribunals set up under the following acts: THE CINEMATOGRAPH ACT, 1952 THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957 THE CUSTOMS ACT, 1962 THE PATENTS ACT, 1970 THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF INDIA ACT, 1994 THE TRADE MARKS ACT, 1999 THE GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS OF GOODS (REGISTRATION AND PROTECTION) ACT, 1999 THE PROTECTION OF PLANT VARIETIES AND FARMERS’ RIGHTS ACT, 2001 THE CONTROL OF NATIONAL HIGHWAYS (LAND AND TRAFFIC) ACT, 2002 THE FINANCE ACT, 2017 Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) was constituted...

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Google wins against Oracle’s Code Theft Claim, Youtube introduces ‘Checks’ for Copyright violations, Marshmello wins ‘Happier’ Copyright case against ARTY and more.

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Google wins against Oracle’s Code Theft Claim, Musician sues Rockstar Games for Copyright infringement, COPA sues Craig Wright over Bitcoin Copyright claim, Youtube introduces ‘Checks’ for Copyright violations, Marshmello wins ‘Happier’ Copyright case against ARTY and Sky wins Copyright infringement claim against show Pirater. Google wins against Oracle’s Code Theft Claim The US Supreme Court decided in favor of Google in a case filed by Oracle. The complaint filed by Oracle accused Google of copying their software code used to make apps. The code was written in Java, a software programming language owned by Oracle and used by Google to create the...

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PPVFR Act and Powers of High Court following the end of IPAB

PPVFR Act and changes after the tribunal reforms ordinance

The President of India on fourth of April 2021 promulgated “The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021”. This Ordinance abolishes the various tribunals set up under the following acts: THE CINEMATOGRAPH ACT, 1952 THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957 THE CUSTOMS ACT, 1962 THE PATENTS ACT, 1970 THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF INDIA ACT, 1994 THE TRADE MARKS ACT, 1999 THE GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS OF GOODS (REGISTRATION AND PROTECTION) ACT, 1999 THE PROTECTION OF PLANT VARIETIES AND FARMERS’ RIGHTS ACT, 2001 THE CONTROL OF NATIONAL HIGHWAYS (LAND AND TRAFFIC) ACT, 2002 THE FINANCE ACT, 2017 Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) was constituted...

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‘Project Bernanke’ – Google’s Secret Project Revealed, Jack Ma’s Networth Rises among Anti-Trust concerns, Anti-Trust Concerns Amid Whatsapp Privacy Policy Update and more.

Data Security Laws Must Be Unified, Jack Ma’s Networth Rises among Anti-Trust concerns, China’s Draft Personal Information Protection Law, Anti-Trust Concerns amid WhatsApp Privacy Policy Update, ‘Project Bernanke’ – Google’s Secret Project Revealed, Apple and Google to appear before Senate Judiciary Committee and Convergence of Anti-Trust and Privacy issues. DATA SECURITY LAWS MUST BE UNIFIED Privacy breach and loss of personal information have become daily occurrences. Data collection happens in the most unexpected aspects of our lives, for example, Seattle, a city in the US, collects Wi-Fi signals of individuals at traffic intersections to manage delays and for road maintenance. Data security...

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