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Intellectual Property News and Analysis – Intellepedia

Voting Machine Patent, Delhi High Court restrains Natco, Samsung and Huawei settle patent dispute and more

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  “Indian elections and Patents on voting machines, Delhi High Court restrains Natco from manufacturing cancer drug, Samsung and Huawei end eight - year long patent dispute, Novartis thwarts attempt to invalidate its cancer drug in US and more patent news” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week  “Ideas in your mind have no patent value. They must be expressed or reduced to practice before it is too late” – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Author, Professor and Leading IP Attorney Indian Patent Statistics A total of 1034 patent applications have been published in the 20th issue of...

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DNA of a Patent Search

  Original Date of Publication: 17th May, 2010 A patent search, in simple words, is an exercise of mining granted patents and published patent applications (patent documents) that are related to a subject matter of our interest. A patent search helps in making decisions under various scenarios. It helps determine, patentability of a subject matter, freedom to operate and validity of a patent, among others. More often than not, a patent search is conducted to determine patentability of a subject matter for which we wish to file for a patent. Even though a patent search may never be exhaustive to an extent that...

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GI for Tirupathi Laddu: Whose Interests are Protected?

  Original Date of Publication: March 16th, 2010 The Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams (TTD) trustees of world’ richest temple on Tirumala Hills secured Geographical Indication (GI) Registration for sacred Laddu Prasadam, from Indian Patent Office, Chennai, recently, raising many eyebrows. It is criticized as its latest manifestation of brazen commercialization of divine abode. Ironically, sacred Tirupathi Laddu now joins the company of goods like Darjeeling Tea, Goa Feni, and Champagne wine etc. What hurts devotees is the way Prasadam is reduced to a commercial product. What is GI? The Geographical Indication of Goods (Registration & Protection) Act, 1999 has been made to secure the...

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Do’s and Don’ts for an Employment Agreement

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  Original Date of Publication: November 26th, 2009 Do’s 1. Define the ownership of Intellectual Property created during the term of employment clearly. 2.Clearly state the extent to which IP will be transferred to the employer. 3. Ensure that Employee is obliged to execute all necessary documents and assists the Employer in transferring any Intellectual Property created by him during his employment to the Employer. Also incorporate provisions requiring employee's co-operation with respect to prosecution and litigation. 4. Ensure that Employee is obliged to refrain from using third party Intellectual Property without the permission of the Employer. Incorporate necessary safeguards in case of such a use...

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Do’s and Don’ts for a Non Disclosure Agreement

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  Original Date of Publication: November 26th, 2009 Please note that the Do's and Don'ts provided hereunder are broad and non-exhaustive guidelines. Kindly consult a lawyer for specific advise. Do’s 1. Define the meaning of the term Confidential Information to cover all kinds of information that may be disclosed. Exclusions to confidential information may be included within the definition. 2. The purpose for which confidential information is provided must be lucidly stated in the agreement. 3. The parties permitted to access the confidential information must be clearly provided. 4. Ensure that the person receiving the confidential information is under obligation to sign stringent instruments of confidentiality...

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Industrial Designs -Design Protection & Originality

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  When it comes to registering industrial designs there is a lot of confusion as to what can be registered, and what cannot. Although it is clear that industrial design covers the aesthetic appearance of an article, there are certain standards that the article must qualify to be registerable subject matter. Section 4 of the Designs Act, 2000, already lists out the basic requirements for a design to be registered. In addition to this there are also a catena of common law judgments that further clarify the standards and scope of originality, and this was further clarified in the recent Crocs...

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SC Issues Notice to Govt over Regulation of Online Streaming Services, CBFC Replaces Bottle with Bouquet, SCOTUS Allows Suit Against Apple, Getty Sues ‘Her Campus’, and more

SC Issues Notice to Govt over Regulation of Online Streaming Services, CBFC Replaces Alcohol Bottle with Bouquet and Cuts Violence in John Wick 3, ‘Student of the Year 2’ Leaked on TamilRockers, US Supreme Court Allows Monopoly Suit Against Apple, Adobe Warns Users of Possible Copyright Infringement by Old Cloud Software, Getty Sues Online Magazine ‘Her Campus’ for Copyright Infringement, Eminem Loses Appeal for Enhance Damages in New Zealand, Photographer Sues Ariana Grande for Instagram Post, Google Volunteers in Australia’s Battle Against Piracy, Yeezy Sneakers Finally Receive Copyright Protection, Haas F1 Sponsor to Drop Stag Logo over Copyright Infringement Claim,...

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King of Mangoes Fight GI Battle, Karbonn Mobile to Re-launch Sansui in India, Bata Defeats its Infringer, and Other News

Weekly Trademark News - BananaIP Counsels

  Indian Trademark Statistics for May (Second Week), Guns N’ Roses’ Trademark Battle with a Brewery, Karbonn Mobile to Re-launch Sansui in India, Reliance Acquires Toy Retailer Hamley’s and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK Brand is the promise, the big idea, the expectations that reside in each customer’s mind about a product, service or company. Branding is about making an emotional connection – Alina Wheeler INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has decreased its pace in the previous week. The total number of applications published in the trademark...

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