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Fewer examination reports being issued, will backlog haunt patent office again?

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 19th of June 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 685 patent applications have been published in the 25th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 685 applications published in the journal, 149 applications account for early publications while 536 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Trademark Registry Activity Gearing up Back to Normal. 45% Trademark Applications Examined by the Registry this Week

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Trademark Registry activity gearing back to normal. 45% trademark applications examined by the Registry this Week. Increase of 24% in total number of trademark applications published in the Trademark Journal. Increase of 2448 applications examined by Trademark Office 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 twenty-four (24)% increase in the total number of trademark applications published in the Trademark Journal. Similarly, there has been an increase of forty-five (45)% However, there has been an decrease of eighteen (18) % in the total number...

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Kashmiri Saffron Bags GI Tag, Adidas to Launch Sustainable Shoes with Allbirds, and more

Kashmiri Saffron bags GI tag, Fitbit grabs a deceptive domain, Kanye West files trademark for new cosmetics line, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES PULSE Candy Defeats its Infringer DS Confectionary (‘Plaintiff’), the manufacturers of fruit candies under the brand PULSE, filed an application at the High Court of New Delhi, seeking an interim injunction against Chetan Gupta (‘Defendant’) for manufacturing and selling fruit candies, albeit, under a deceptively similar trademark PLUSS+. The Plaintiff also contended that the trade dress, color and get-up are also deceptively similar to the Plaintiff’s product packaging. The...

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India advocates TRIPs flexibility at the virtual WTO General Council Meeting, CNIPA publishes first patent application related to a vaccine for COVID-19 and more patent related news

Weekly Patent News

In this week’s Patent News – IP-India welcomes RGNIIPM to the Twitter world; India advocates TRIPs flexibility at the virtual WTO General Council Meeting; CNIPA publishes first patent application related to a vaccine for COVID-19; USPTO launches COVID-19 Response Resource Center; USPTO and JPO Heads release joint statement; Green Science Alliance joins WIPO GREEN as contributing partner; CNIPA’s Annual budget reveals key performance indicators and IPOPHL accepts online requests for Commercial Patent Search.” INDIA PATENT NEWS IP-India welcomes RGNIIPM to the Twitter world The Indian Patent Office (IPO) recently welcomed Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (RGNIIPM), a Central Government Institute on...

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BananaIP’s Sr Partner – Mr. Nitin Nair delivers a talk on “Introduction to Patents and the Patent process” at Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore

Introduction to Patents and the Patent process

[slideshare id=235616508&doc=kristujayanthipatents11062020-200615072101] Nitin Nair Senior Partner Nitin Nair works as a senior partner at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels, a premier IP Firm based out of Bangalore. He heads the Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Telecom Technology, Electronics / Electrical and IT/Software Patent Practice of the Firm. Prior to joining Brain League, now BananaIP, Nitin worked in wireless communications research in the United States. Nitin holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University, USA, and is a registered patent agent. Read more...

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The Shamnad Basheer Essay Writing Competition

The Shamnad Basheer Essay Writing Competition Prof. Shamnad Basheer was an Indian legal scholar, who focused mainly on Intellectual Property Law and was the founder of the blog Spicy IP. Prof. Basheer was often known as an IP luminary. The entire legal community was bereft last year, after his sudden demise. He was also the founder of Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education (IDIA), a trust which works on making legal education accessible for underprivileged students. In honour of its founder, Spicy IP has announced the first edition of the Shamnad Basheer Essay Writing Competition. The deadline for submissions...

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Activity at IPO returns to near normal, 500+ grants in one 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 12th of June 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 739 patent applications have been published in the 24th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 739 applications published in the journal, 144 applications account for early publications while 595 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Mammoth increase in patent grants and publications by IPO

Weekly Patent News - Patent and industrial design statistics

The Patent & Design data provided below has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs published by the patent office on the 5th of June 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 663 patent applications were published in the 23rd issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 663 applications published in the journal, 196 applications accounted for early publications while 467 applications accounted for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A...

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Patent Cases in 2020 – Short Notes and Summaries

Cde Asia Limited (Plaintiff) vs Jaideep Shekhar & Anr (Defendants) Decided on 24 February, 2020 by Delhi High Court (CS(COMM) 124/2019). The Plaintiff in the case filed an infringement suit claiming that the Defendants infringed its patent and design relating to "System Device Process for Classification of Various Materials." In response the Defendants filed an application under Order VII Rules 10 and 11 for rejection of the plaint, wherein they argued that the plaint was not maintainable based on the post-grant opposition filed by the Defendants under Section 25 of the Patents Act and that the cause of action did not arise in...

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Delhi High Court Prohibits the Use of ‘DEVTOL’, Black Lives Matter & I Can’t Breathe Trademarks Filed and more

Delhi High Court prohibits the use of ‘DEVTOL’, Victoria Beckham settles dispute over “VB” in Australia, Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai bags GI tag and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Delhi High Court Prohibits the Use of ‘DEVTOL’ Reckitt Benckiser, a British multinational consumer goods company, filed an application at the High Court of New Delhi, seeking a permanent injunction against Mohit Petrochemicals for selling hand sanitizers under the brand name ‘DEVTOL’.  Mohit Petrochemicals claimed this product  protected against COVID 19. Reckitt Benckiser is the manufacturer and trademark owner of a well-known antiseptic sold under...

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