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Facebook signs Licensing Deal with Saregama, Amazon and Slack sign Licensing Deal, OTT Release of Films irks Multiplex Owners and more

E commerce and Licensing

Facebook signs Licensing Deal with Saregama, Amazon and Slack sign Licensing Deal, Spotify and Saregama Sign Licensing Deal for India, OTT Release of Films irks Multiplex Owners and Gilead Inks Licensing Deal with Cipla for Remdesivir. Facebook signs Licensing Deal with Saregama Saregama recently signed a licensing deal with Facebook, which was just a couple of weeks after it signed a similar deal with Spotify, the music streaming platform. This deal will allow Facebook users to access Saregama’s wide range of music and add it to their videos, stories including their Facebook profile, via music stickers and other creative content. Since India...

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Google faces USD 5 Billion Class Action Lawsuit, Kerala HC and Delhi HC seek clarification on Arogya Setu App and more.

Google faces USD 5 Billion Class Action Lawsuit, Kerala HC and Delhi HC seek clarification on Arogya Setu App, Enforcement of Data Protection Law Eased in UK and more. Google faces USD 5 Billion Class Action Lawsuit Google and its parent company, Alphabet, are both being sued for allegedly invading the privacy of its users even while they were browsing on the search engine with the incognito mode turned on. The incognito mode within Google's Chrome browser gives users the choice to search the internet without their activity being saved to the browser or device. However, their online searches and website visits...

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Compulsory Licensing in India – Talk by Gaurav Mishra

Mr. Gaurav Mishra, Managing Associate at BananaIP Counsels delivered a talk on the Compulsory licensing provisions in India under the Patents Act on the 3rd of June 2020 at an event organized by the Department of Science and technology, Rajasthan. The webinar event was attended by over a 100 participants including, students, lawyers, medical professionals and academicians.  The talk was delivered as part of the Rajasthan, DST's laudable initiative of creating IP awareness as well as helping the attendees grasp the nuances of the Indian Patent Law.  In this presentation, Mr. Gaurav covered topics such as Grounds for issue of compulsory...

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COVID-19 patent pool opposed as Pfizer and AstraZeneca see no incentive and other patent news

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – IPO creates new provision through the e-filing system for filing a Petition to Condone delay under sub-rule (6) of Rule 6; IPO adjourns all show cause hearings via public notice; WHO and Costa Rica officially launch COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP); U.S Patent and Trademark Appeal Board invalidates Sanofi’s patents; Pfizer, AstraZeneca and other pharma giant’s express concerns over COVID-19 patent pool and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS IPO creates new provision through the e-filing system for filing a Petition to Condone delay under sub-rule (6) of Rule 6 The Indian Patent Office (IPO) has created...

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Patent office sees overall decrease in activity 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 29th 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 410 patent applications have been published in the 22nd issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 410 applications published in the journal, 82 applications account for early publications while 328 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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6255 Trademark Applications Filed this Week

Trademark Statistics

Decrease of 65% in total number of trademark applications published in the trademark journal. 84 applications disposed through show cause hearings this week. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS There has been a 65% decrease in the total number of trademark applications published in the Trademark Journal. However, there has been an increase of 9% in the total number of applications disposed through show cause hearings. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office 3626 3883 An increase of 7% Total Applications Disposed through Show Cause Hearings 932 1016 An...

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Gorakhpur Terracotta Bagged GI Tag, Trademark Show Cause Hearings Adjourned and more

Gorakhpur Terracotta Bagged GI Tag, Lacoste Deters its Infringer, Skyscanner Grabs Back the Infringed Domain and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Lacoste Deters its Infringer Lacoste, a well-known French apparel brand, filed an application at the Patiala House Court, New Delhi, seeking a permanent injunction against Suresh Kumar Sharma, a New Delhi based proprietor, for using the trademark ‘LACOSTE’, along with its logo and device of a crocodile for sale of shirts. Lacoste contended that the mark ‘LACOSTE’ was adopted in the year 1933 and Suresh Kumar’s usage of an identical mark and...

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Patent Agent Examination 2020 postponed, Delhi High Court stays CGPDTM’s order and more

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – Patent Agent Examination 2020 postponed until further notice; Delhi High Court stays CGPDTM’s order published on 18th and 20th May 2020; patent office extends all deadlines to 1st June 2020; First Shamnad Basheer essay competition on IP to be held; Samsung enters into patent licensing agreement with Via Licensing; USPTO announces COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS Patent Agent Examination 2020 postponed until further notice The Office of the CGPDTM has announced the postponement of the Patent Agent Examination (PAE) 2020 until further notice. The exam which was scheduled to be held...

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Patent grants increase by over 72% 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 22nd 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 890 patent applications have been published in the 21st issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 890 applications published in the journal, 123 applications account for early publications while 767 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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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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