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Indian Trademark Registry Notices, Updates and Notifications – 2020

Further Extension for Deadline to be Decided by the Delhi High Court Intellepedia Publication Date: 24th June 2020 In the last public notice issued by the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM) dated 18-05-2020, it had stated that the deadlines issued by it from 25-03-2020 to 17-05-2020 with respect to the due dates for the completion of various acts/proceedings has been scraped and the new deadlines shall be applicable from 15-03-2020 to 01-06-2020. However, on 19-06-2020, CGPDTM has issued a fresh notice which states that the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi (Delhi HC) on 17-06-2020, in the matter of W.P.(C)...

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Pressing Need to Clear the Muddy Waters: SEP Litigation in India

This guest post is authored by Meena Annamalai, a fourth year law student from the School of Excellence in Law, Tamil Nadu, Dr. Ambedkar Law University Indian jurisprudence saw the birth of Standard Essential Patent (SEP) litigation only in 2009 when Koninklijke Philips Electronic N.V filed two suits in the Delhi High Court (DHC) alleging infringement of its Patent which was a SEP for a DVD Video Player. The judgment[i] pronounced by the DHC in this case was the base on which SEP jurisprudence was developed in India. However a lion’s share of SEP litigation in India goes to Telefonaktiebolaget LM...

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Indian Copyright Orders and Judgments – 2020

Microsoft Corporation and Ors. Vs. Satveer Gaur and Ors., Delhi High Court, CS (COMM) 1324/2016, CCP (O) 134/2010 and IA 2667/2016 In this matter, plaintiff no.1, is Microsoft Corporation ('Microsoft'), which is a company situated in the State of Washington, USA. Plaintiff No. 2 is Microsoft Corporation Pvt. Ltd. which is a wholly owned marketing subsidiary of the plaintiff No. 1, having its corporate office at Nehru Place, New Delhi. Plaintiff No. 3 is Adobe Systems incorporated, is a company organized and existing under the laws of the State of Washington, USA and plaintiff No. 4 is Quest Software Inc., which...

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The need for copyright protection: Number of works created as a function of copyright protection

This guest post has been authored by Sherry Shukla, a 2nd year B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) student at National Law University, Nagpur and Arpit Lahoti, 3rd year B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) student at National Law University, Nagpur. Any new product created, i.e., the information in its pure form, is a form of a public good, making it both non-excludable and non-rivalrous. Copyright allows the producer to internalize more of the benefits incurred of the formation of the work, i.e., and it makes internalization of work’s positive externalities and limits the free-riding of the product. Positive externalities are those where others enjoy the fruits of a given...

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In this week’s Patent News: ISRO’s patent generates buzz, Open Invention Network and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – ISRO's patent generates buzz, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group joins the Open Invention Network; UKIPO brings an end to “interrupted days,” regular operations will resume on 30th July 2020 and other news updates. Indian Patent Updates ISRO's patent generates buzz News reports were abuzz last week after the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) obtained a patent for the invention "A LIQUID COOLING AND HEATING GARMENT". ISRO filed a patent application for the said invention on 8th February 2016 and was issued a patent (338868) on the 19th of June 2020. The abstract of the patented invention reads as follows: "This...

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63% more applications granted last week; publications tally at 791

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 26th of June 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 791 patent applications have been published in the 26th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 791 applications published in the journal, 242 applications account for early publications while 549 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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ITC vs. NESTLE, the Curious Case of The Magic Masala, Crypto Exchange Loses Domain Dispute to Australian Florist, and more

ITC vs. NESTLE, the curious case of the magic masala, Bauer’s new trademark filing for face masks, Gajapati date palm jaggery filed for GI, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES ITC vs. NESTLE, the Curious Case of The Magic Masala ITC Limited, an Indian multinational conglomerate, had filed an application at the High Court of Madras, seeking a permanent injunction to stop Nestle India from using the mark MAGICAL MASALA for its instant noodles. ITC contended that it had introduced ‘Sunfeast Yippee! Noodles’ with Magic Masala flavor in 2010 and Nestle India’s adoption...

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WIPO PROOF – a new service from WIPO, High Court orders withdrawal of IPOs public notice and other patent news

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – WIPO PROOF – a new business service that provides evidence of an intellectual asset's existence, Public notice issued by IPO on 18th May 2020 stands withdrawn; Digimedia Tech files patent infringement lawsuit against Nikon; KIPO opens National Patent Big Data Centre in Seoul and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS Public notice issued by IPO on 18th May 2020 stands withdrawn The High Court of Delhi issued an order on 17th June 2020 stating that the public notice issued by Indian Patent Office (IPO) on 18th May 2020 stands withdrawn. According to the latest public notice issued...

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Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications – 2020

Indian Patent Office (IPO) Notices, Updates and Notifications - 2020

Public notice issued by IPO on 18th May 2020 stands withdrawn Intellepedia Publication Date:  22nd June 2020 The High Court of Delhi issued an order on 17th June 2020 stating that the public notice issued by Indian Patent Office (IPO) on 18th May 2020 stands withdrawn. According to the latest public notice issued by the IPO, all timelines for the completion of various acts or proceedings, filing of any reply or document, payment of fees, etc. falling after 15.03.2020, shall be the date as decided by the Hon’ble Court. You may click here to access the Order issued by the High Court of...

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Fewer examination reports being issued, will backlog haunt patent office again?

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 19th of June 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 685 patent applications have been published in the 25th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 685 applications published in the journal, 149 applications account for early publications while 536 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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