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Weekly Trademark News: IPAB Rules BSA Well-Known, Cartier’s Battle for Love, Tirur Betel Leaf GI and other news

Indian Trademark Statistics for January (First Week), 3D Cutemoji by Huawei, American Airlines & Expedia Settle, Cartoon Network Merch, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “People do not buy Goods and Services. They buy relations, stories and magic”- Seth Godin INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has had a mixed week in the past week. The total number of applications examined by trademark office has increased by thirty three percent (33%). The total number of hearing notices issued has increased by eighty five percent (85%). However, the total renewal notices issued has...

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Weekly Patent News: Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting inventions, Comprehensive e-filing system for Design filing, Apple v. WiLAN, Qualcomm v. Apple in Germany, USPTO issues revised subject matter eligibility guidance

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Indian patent statistics, Interesting inventions, Comprehensive e-filing system for Designs updated, Ms. Vinita, Senior Partner at BIP Counsels to deliver talk at the IIPLA 5th Dubai IP Congress, Apple to now pay $10 million to WiLAN, Qualcomm now pushes for iPhone sales ban in Germany, USPTO announces revised guidance for determining subject matter eligibility, EPO’s new vice-presidents elected and other Weekly Patent News updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Intellectual Property is the oil of the 21st century. Look at the richest men ago; they all made money by...

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Adding Salt Water to Fire Automobiles

First Publication Date: 12th January 2011 This is in furtherance to the post, titled “Driving on Hydrogen”,  on using Hydrogen as a fuel in automobiles. Recently I happened to  come across a video on YouTube titled “Salt water into Fuel”,  which they have mentioned as an accidental invention. I was quite  excited to see this and went in search of more details of this  invention. I found out that the story goes like this. John Kanzius of  Sanibel, Florida was running experiments with a radio frequency  generator he designed to help zap cancer cells. When he trained  radio waves on a...

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Weekly Copyright News: Draft Intermediary Rules, Japan Extends Copyright Protection, Ubon Collaborates with YoYo Honey Singh and more

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MEITy Publishes Draft Intermediary Rules, Major Year-end Releases Leaked Online, Amul Allowed to Air Edited Commercials, Japan Extends Copyright Protection to 70 Years, Nirvana Sues Marc Jacobs for Copying ‘Smiley Face’, Netflix Removes Comedy Episode at Saudi Demand, CBS, Showtime Face Copyright Infringement Suit, Soulja Boy Forced to Stop Selling Knock-Off Video Game Consoles, Fox Announces Alita Merchandise, Ubon Collaborates with YoYo Honey Singh for Song ‘Makhna’. COPYRIGHT QUOTE OF THE WEEK The point of copyright law is not to give people absolute control over everything they write. It's to compensate artists and authors for the works that they create. - Jason Schultz INDIAN...

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Driving on Hydrogen

First Publication Date: 11th January 2011 It has been reported that Tata Motors has invested $15milliion on the research being conducted at MIT which aims at using water as a fuel to run cars. Every one  is today keen to know about what is the need for this research and how it is possible? The conventional sources of energy for power generation are non-renewable and are depleting fast. As a result, the automobile industry is heading towards a crisis due to running out of these energy resources. In the context, the primary need for this research by Tata Motors is to provide...

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History and Evolution of the Trademark System

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First Publication Date: 7th January 2011 History of (trade)marks Dating back to those barbarian times where majority of people could not read or write is when symbols became a logical method of letting people know, what belonged to whom? The earliest marks were that of marking of animals, so a farmer, rancher or lord could distinguish what animals belonged to whom.As commerce developed, marks began to serve a number of purposes. ‘Potters mark’ of Greek and Roman times appeared on vessels to indicate the origin, destination along with the identification of the maker. The ancient Egyptian Artifacts embraced various symbols carved...

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Weekly Trademark News: Simmba Trademark License, Funfine Defeats Freefun, Rajinikanth New Trademarks, Jacket Design as a Trademark, and other news

Recent Indian Trademark Statistics, The Girl Scout vs. The Boy Scout, New Trademarks by Rajinikanth, Simmba Movie Trademark License, Pethapur Blocks Obtains GI Registration and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “A brand is a promise. A good brand is a promise kept”-Muhtar Kent INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Indian Trademark Office has picked up its pace with the upcoming year. The total number of applications published in the Trademark Journal as well as the total number of hearing notices issued has increased by thirteen percent (13%). There has also been an increase...

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Patent Damages- How Much is Too Much?

First Publication Date: 6th January 2011 When the US sneezes, the world catches cold! This statement holds absolutely true for debates over patent infringement damages. It has been just two days that United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) pronounced the judgment in the much hyped Uniloc v. Microsoft case and the world is already drooling over the reincarnated debate. The facts, in a nutshell, involve Uniloc suing Microsoft over infringement of their patent related to software registration system (the unique id that you enter when you buy and use a legitimate copy of any  software). During the trial...

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An Incentive to Green Technology Patent Applications

First Publication Date: 29th December 2010 In an extremely globalized world where we talk of reducing our carbon footprint, it is obvious that the leaders of tomorrow would be those who can use the alternatives to non renewable sources of energy to the fullest. Green technologies like Solar Energy, Hydel Power and Wind energy are being researched upon the world over and the least the governments can do is provide more and more incentives for development of these technologies. The U.S. Commerce Department’s Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) launched a pilot programme last year on 8th December to accelerate the examination of...

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IP Policy and Process Set Up- Why wait for a wake up call!

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First Publication Date: 27th December 2010 Intellectual Property Policy and Process set up is one branch of IP that has long been neglected by a majority of Indian companies especially the SMEs. Most Indian companies come to realize the importance of an IP Policy when they enter into negotiations/business deals/technology transfers with foreign companies or multinationals where the IP hygiene is relatively high. Such a wake-up call comes especially when Indian companies deal with companies from countries where the Intellectual Property laws are very well developed such as Europe, US, Japan, Korea and the like. Companies from these countries do not...

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