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Bombay HC Restrains Andaman Xtasea from Using ‘Big Boss’ Trademark, Mozambique Joins the Banjul Protocol and more

Bombay HC Restrains Andaman Xtasea from Using ‘Big Boss’ Trademark, Deadlines extended to 01st June 2020 by the IP Office, Finsbury’s Sweet Collaboration with Diageo, and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Bombay HC Restrains Andaman Xtasea from Using ‘Big Boss’ Trademark Endemol Shine (‘Plaintiff’), a global media company filed a suit before the High Court of Bombay seeking an ad interim injunction to restrain Andaman Xtasea Events (‘Defendant’), a Chennai based event management company, from using the trademarks ‘BIG BOSS’ or ‘BIG BROTHER’ for its TV show. The Plaintiff forms part of the...

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Patent publications increase by over 60% this week

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 15th of May 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 523 patent applications have been published in the 20th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 523 applications published in the journal, 95 applications account for early publications while 428 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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COVID crisis threatens Gilead’s patent on Remdesvir, EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal issues opinion on plant and animal patentability, India asks G20 to establish agreement enabling use of TRIPS flexibilities and other patent news

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – India asks G20 members to establish an agreement that enables the use of TRIPs flexibilities; EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal issues opinion on plant and animal patentability; China launches IP Law Enforcement Action Plan for 2020;  WHO and Costa Rica to launch COVID-19 technology pooling initiative this month and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS India asks G20 members to establish an agreement that enables the use of TRIPs flexibilities During a recent virtual G20 Trade and Investment Ministers meeting, the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, asked G20 members to establish an agreement to enable...

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Michael Jordan’s Tequila Brand Sued for Copyright Infringement, Vox Media faces Infringement Lawsuit by Photographer,HBO Discontinues Free Streaming of Shows and more

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Michael Jordan’s Tequila Brand Sued for Copyright Infringement, Vox Media faces Infringement Lawsuit by Photographer, HBO Discontinues Free Streaming of Shows, Netflix’s Subscriptions Surge Due to COVID-19 and Apple Music Now Streaming on Samsung’s Smart TV. Michael Jordan’s Tequila Brand Sued for Copyright Infringement Cincoro, a tequila company started by Michael Jordan, the famous basketball player, and four other NBA (National Basketball Association) owners, is being sued by photographer, Anaïs Ganouna. The infringement lawsuit has been filed against Cincoro, by Ms. Ganouna, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Ms. Ganouna claims that her company, Frank &...

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3781 Trademark Applications Filed this Week, 6% Increase in Trademark Examinations this Week.

Trademark Statistics

3781 trademark applications filed this week, Decrease of 22% in total number of trademark applications disposed through show cause hearings. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS The Trademark Registry has started picking its pace gradually as the lockdown is easing. Further, there has been an increase of 6% in the total number of applications Examined by the Trademark Office. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 2956 3119 An increase of 6% Total Applications Disposed through Show Cause Hearings 671 523 A decrease of 22% Total Applications Published in the...

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GI Tag to Manipur Black Rice, Crosley Radio Renews License with Beatles and more

Trademark News

GI Tag to Manipur Black Rice, Groupon Wins Domain Dispute, ANADAY Takes on AMADAY for Trademark Infringement and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES ANADAY Takes on AMADAY for Trademark Infringement Ajanta Pharma (‘Plaintiff’), a multinational pharmaceutical company, filed a suit before the High Court of New Delhi seeking a permanent injunction to restrain Zuventus Healthcare (‘Defendant’) from using the trademark ‘ANADAY’ for pharmaceutical drugs. The Plaintiff claims to be the registered proprietor of the mark AMADAY since 1997 for treatment of high blood pressure and heart disease. Even though the Defendant uses ‘ANADAY’...

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Patent office extends all deadlines to 18th May 2020, WIPO launches COVID-19 IP Policy Tracker and more patent news

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – Patent office extends all deadlines to 18th May 2020; WIPO launches COVID-19 IP Policy Tracker; USPTO allows Plant Patent Applications to be filed via the patent electronic filing systems; Japanese tech giants join COVID-19 IP pledge to fight the pandemic and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS Patent office extends all deadlines to 18th May 2020 The Indian Patent Office (IPO) by virtue of public notification dated 4th May has extended all deadlines falling between 25th March 2020 and 3rd May 2020 to 18th May 2020. As per the notice, the extension comes in the light of...

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25000+ patent applications examined till date, general decrease in activity at IPO

Weekly IP 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 8th of May 2020. These statistics are brought to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 317 patent applications have been published in the 19th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 317 applications published in the journal, 36 applications account for early publications while 281 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Trademark Registry Gearing up to Resume its Operations

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Trademark registry gearing up to resume its operations, Increase of 16% in total number of trademark applications examined. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS With the lockdown still in place, it looks like we will have to wait for the Trademark Registry to get its groove back. However, with the relaxations administered by the government, the Indian Trademark Registry has picked up its pace with a sixteen (16) percent increase in the total number of applications Examined by the Trademark Office. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total...

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Advisory & Consultations for Artists During Lockdown

Advisory & Consultations for Artists During Lockdown

With the onset of COVID 19 and the extended lockdown, artists, singers, dancers, actors and performers have rapidly adopted online options to reach their audiences.  If you are providing web based classes or are giving live and recorded performance online, have you taken the necessary measures to protect your intellectual property? There are several laws and regulations that apply to your intellectual creations, from copyrights and trademarks, to cyber laws.  There are also elevated concerns at this time due to the increased misuse and infringement online by people looking to illegally benefit from others’ songs, choreography, films, and performances.  Online platforms...

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