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Tribunals Reforms Ordinance 2021 and changes to the Geographical Indications Act, 1999

Tribunals Reforms Ordinance 2021 & Geographical Indications Act, 1999

The President of India on the 4th of April 2021 promulgated the “THE TRIBUNALS REFORMS (RATIONALISATION AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE) ORDINANCE, 2021”.  With the passing of this ordinance, Tribunals set up under the Cinematograph Act, 1952, the Customs Act, 1962, the Airports Authority of India Act, 1994, the Trade Marks Act, 1999 and the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001 and certain other Acts have now effectively been rendered defunct with immediate effect. Provided below is a table summarizing the changes introduced to the GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS OF GOODS (REGISTRATION AND PROTECTION) ACT, 1999 by virtue of passing of...

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Tribunals Reforms Ordinance 2021 and amendments to the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act 2001

Tribunal reforms & PPVFRA

The President of India on the 4th of April 2021 promulgated the “THE TRIBUNALS REFORMS (RATIONALISATION AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE) ORDINANCE, 2021”.  With the passing of this ordinance, Tribunals set up under the Cinematograph Act, 1952, the Customs Act, 1962, the Airports Authority of India Act, 1994, the Trade Marks Act, 1999 and the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001 and certain other Acts have now effectively been rendered defunct with immediate effect. Provided below is a table summarizing the changes introduced to the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act, 2001 by virtue of passing of...

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Tribunals Reforms Ordinance 2021 and amendments to the Trade Marks Act, 1999

Tribunal reforms & Trade Marks Act

The President of India on the 4th of April 2021 promulgated the “THE TRIBUNALS REFORMS (RATIONALISATION AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE) ORDINANCE, 2021”.  With the passing of this ordinance, Tribunals set up under the Cinematograph Act, 1952, the Customs Act, 1962, the Airports Authority of India Act, 1994, the Trade Marks Act, 1999 and the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001 and certain other Acts have now effectively been rendered defunct with immediate effect. Provided below is a table summarizing the changes introduced to the Trade Marks Act, 1999 by virtue of passing of this Ordinance. Section Changes Introduced...

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Tribunals Reforms Ordinance 2021 and amendments to the Patents Act, 1970

Tribunal reforms & Patents Act

The President of India on the 4th of April 2021 promulgated the “THE TRIBUNALS REFORMS (RATIONALISATION AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE) ORDINANCE, 2021”.  With the passing of this ordinance, Tribunals set up under the Cinematograph Act, 1952, the Customs Act, 1962, the Airports Authority of India Act, 1994, the Trade Marks Act, 1999 and the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001 and certain other Acts have now effectively been rendered defunct with immediate effect. Provided below is a table summarizing the changes introduced to the Patents Act, 1970 by virtue of passing of this Ordinance. SECTION CHANGES INTRODUCED BY ORDINANCE OLD...

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Chennai highest contributor of patent applications so far, Mumbai and Bangalore follow suit

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design 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 2nd of April 2021. 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 800 patent applications have been published in the 14th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 800 applications published in the journal, 185 applications account for early publications while 615 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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President promulgates Tribunals reforms Ordinance, IPAB goes defunct with immediate effect

The featured image shows a closed signboard. Th image has been used in consonance with the closure of the Tribunals through TRIBUNALS REFORMS (RATIONALISATION AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE) ORDINANCE, 2021

The President of India on the 4th of April 2021 promulgated the “THE TRIBUNALS REFORMS (RATIONALISATION AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE) ORDINANCE, 2021”. With the passing of this ordinance, Tribunals set up under the Cinematograph Act, 1952, the Customs Act, 1962, the Airports Authority of India Act, 1994, the Trade Marks Act, 1999 and the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001 and certain other Acts have now effectively been rendered defunct with immediate effect. The ordinance has also transferred the functions and powers of the tribunals to the High Courts and Commercial Courts depending on the context. For...

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Copyright Statistics: January-March 2021

COPYRIGHT STATISTICS January and February 2021 There is an increase of 40% in the total number of copyright applications filed for the month of February 2021, as compared to the month of January 2021. A total of 2252 applications were filed in January and a total of 3166 filed in February.  The majority of applications were filed for literary/ dramatic and artistic works S. No. Type of Work Number of applications filed in the month of January 2021 Number of applications filed in the month of February 2021 Change Percentage change 1 Literary/ Dramatic Work 1180 2016 836 Increase of 70% 2 Artistic work 874 884 10 Negligible increase (1%) 3 Cinematograph work 40 34 6 Decrease of 15% 4 Sound Recording 37 43 6 Increase of 16% 5 Software 109 167 58 Increase of 53% 6 Music 12 22 10 Increase of 83% Total 2252 3166 914 Increase...

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Decathlon Fights Pentathlon, Delhi High Court Restrains Usage of ‘BOSS’ and more

Decathlon Fights Pentathlon, Taylor Swift Faces Lawsuit Against ‘Evermore’ Album, Gucchi Mushroom Applied for GI Tag, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Delhi High Court Restrains Usage of ‘BOSS’ Trademark in Infringement Case Internationally renowned musical instrument manufacturer, Roland International, recently obtained a favourable decision from the Delhi High Court in a trademark infringement and passing-off suit. Roland International filed the suit against Sandeep Jain, and his companies ‘Hi Tone Electronics’ and ‘Janata Electronics’ alleging infringement of its ‘BOSS’ trademark, which was being used in connection with keyboards, synthesisers, and other musical instruments....

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IPO notifies Supreme Court’s latest decision on ‘Extension of Limitation’; Monsanto and Nuziveedu settle long standing patent dispute and more

Weekly Patent News

IPO notifies Supreme Court’s latest decision on ‘Extension of Limitation’; Monsanto and Nuziveedu settle long standing patent dispute; EPO to continue conducting mandatory oral proceedings by video conference; Over 250 European MP’s urge EU to support temporary patent waiver demanded by India and South Africa Indian Patent News IPO notifies Supreme Court’s latest decision on ‘Extension of Limitation’ Last year, the Supreme court of India had taken Suo Motu cognizance of the situation arising out of the challenges faced by the country on account of Covid-19 Virus and the resultant difficulties faced by litigants across the country in filing their petitions/applications/suits/ appeals/all other...

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Patent office increases disposal of applications, average of 233 patent examination reports issued per day in the first quarter

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design 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 26th of March 2021. 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 1,270 patent applications have been published in the 13th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,270 applications published in the journal, 220 applications account for early publications while 1,050 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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