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Job Opening: Intellectual Property (IP) Associate – Bangalore

Job Opening - Intellectual Property (IP) Associate

BananaIP Counsels, India's Leading Intellectual Property law firm is looking to immediately hire lawyers for the position of IP Associate in its IP Strategy and Legal Advisory team. For further details, please see the job description below: Job Title: Intellectual Property (IP) Associate Department: IP Strategy and Legal Advisory Job description: Contract drafting and review Trademark Oppositions Litigation Management Drafting of Legal notices and responses Research and drafting of legal opinions Joining Date: As soon as possible Probation Period: 6 months from the date of joining Location: Kanakapura Road, Bangalore Education: LLM in IP Experience: 0 – 3 Years Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills Well-versed with Intellectual...

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Alexander Graham Bell’s Path-breaking Patents

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  This post was first published on March 12th, 2014.   Have you ever imagined a world without communication? I am sure that the thought itself is horrible. Over the years, communication technologies have evolved to such an extent as to make the whole world shrink to the size of a portable communication device. Having said that, I think this is the right time to pay tribute to a legend who laid the foundation to the communication era: Alexander Graham Bell - the famous inventor who fetched the first telephone patent. Bell was born on the 3rd of March, 1847. Young Bell exhibited skills...

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Should Every Business get a Trademark under 35?

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This post was first published on 12th March, 2012.   Recently, an entrepreneur came to me for advice on obtaining trademark protection. The man said he runs a software development and services company and he found a competitor running a similar business in USA under a trademark that is identical to his. As a prior user, he wanted to protect his trademark but was unsure of what trademark classes he should apply under. I advised him to file applications under Class 9 for software products and Class 42 for software services and also told him he could consider filing applications under Class 16...

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Max Healthcare Defeats Maxcure Hospitals in Trademark Infringement, New US Trademark Rules for Foreign Applicants, Kingfisher Resurfaces in New Zealand and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

Indian Trademark Statistics for July (Second Week), Uttarakhand Thulma Filed for GI, New US Trademark Rules for Foreign Applicants, Shemaroo Collaborates With Macmerise, Max Healthcare Defeats Maxcure Hospitals in Trademark Infringement, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Every Trade Mark you Build adds to the financial value of your business, much more than your tangible assets” - Dr, Kalyan C. Kankanala. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office have had a tremendous increase in its work pace. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearings has increased by...

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A Marksman to Get Your Mark- Choosing the Right Trademark Attorney

This post was first published on December 15, 2011. Trademark protection is an indispensable requirement for any business today. Any running business without a registered trademark, is not only prone to passing off but also runs a risk of infringing other registered trademarks. Trademark registration is sought by most business organisations today as a protection and risk mitigation measure. Due to an ever growing requirement for trademark registration services, a number of service providers have mushroomed off late in and around the cities in which the trademark registries are located. The fact that filing of a trademark application is as easy as...

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Pedaling the Mechanical Horse

This post was first published on 10th November, 2010. During the nineteenth century, the Bicycle which was referred to as “Mechanical Horse” by David V. Herlihy evoked an exciting new world in which every person could travel afar and at will. But now, in this modern world “Is the bicycle capable enough of competing with other advanced vehicles?” While exploring my query, I came across many interesting inventions one among those is very interesting and provided hereunder for your reference. Normally, while riding bicycles the rider’s legs push rotating pedals so that pushing down one of the pedals provides a corresponding lifting of...

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Comparative Advertising: Pepsodent v. Colgate

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This post was first published on August 21, 2013 There is yet another war between Hindustan Unilever Limited (Pepsodent) and Colgate- Palmolive (Colgate), regarding a comparative advertisement by HUL, which shows two kids brushing their teeth with Pepsodent and Colgate, where both the toothpaste packs are clearly visible. The kids then take a cavity test, and the voiceover follows which says that, Pepsodent Germicheck is 130% better than Colgate, when it comes to germ attack (news available here). Colgate-Palmolive is known to have not taken the conventional route of first filing a complaint with the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) and...

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Review of Organisational Structure of CGPDTM

The image depicts the logo of IP India. This post gives updates on the trademark filing and database system to be followed by them. Click on the image to read the full post.

This post was first published on 9th October, 2011. DIPP has published a discussion paper on ‘Review of Organizational structure of the office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indication’. This is 12th discussion paper in the consultation series and third paper dealing with issues relating to IPR. This Discussion Paper deals with the scope and options for reorganizing the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM), to make it more responsive to the needs of Intellectual Property (IP) holders and users while enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of its operations. The...

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Compulsory License for “Not working”

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This post was first posted on 8th April, 2011.   In a recent development, non-compliance with regard to the requirement of local working of patent, required under patent law, may lead to issue of compulsory licenses to generics for seven top selling drugs. The RTI query sought by SpicyIP (Way to go Spicy IP!) seeking information regarding Form 27 filings by Innovators for the top selling drugs Tarceva (Roche and OSI Pharms), Stutent (Pfizer), Nexavar (Bayer), Sprycel; Dasatinib (BMS), Pegasys (Roche), Viraferonpeg (Schering) and Baraclude;Entecavir (BMS) revealed non-compliance by the Innovators. Ideally, patent holders are required to furnish a statement regarding the working...

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Man Tried To Patent Godly Powers!

This post was first published on 8th September, 2011.    Christopher Anthony Roller filed a patent application (11/161,345) entitled “Godly Powers" on July 29th, 2005; he wanted the USPTO to grant him a patent for the same. Chris Roller wanted an exclusive right to the ethical use and financial gain in the use of godly powers on planet Earth. The Abstract of this invention is as mentioned below. “Christopher Anthony Roller is a godly entity. ‘Granters’ had been given my powers (acquired my powers) (via God probably). These ‘granters’ have been receiving financial gain from godly powers. These ‘granters’ may be using their powers...

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