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Partial activity resumes at IPO amidst extended national lockdown

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 1st 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 431 patent applications have been published in the 18th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 431 applications published in the journal, 42 applications account for early publications while 389 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total...

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Ford Faces USD 8.1 million Infringement Lawsuit, Jennifer Lopez Sued over Infringing Photograph and US Copyright and Patent Offices Asked to Study Infringement by States

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Ford Faces USD 8.1 million Infringement Lawsuit, Jennifer Lopez Sued over Infringing Photograph and U.S. Copyright and Patent Offices Asked to Study Infringement by States. Ford Faces USD 8.1 million Infringement Lawsuit Freeplay Music, a music library, recently filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against automobile manufacturer, Ford Motor. In the lawsuit, Freeplay music claimed that Ford, allegedly used music owned by Freeplay in its web broadcasted advertisements, without taking necessary licenses or acquiring prior permission to use the songs from the music library. The lawsuit which was filed in the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern...

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Free Patent Filings for Open COVID Pledge Adopters

Free Patent Filings for Open COVID Pledge Adopters

With the objective of promoting generation of inventions that can help in the fight against COVID-19, BananaIP earlier launched a free patent program for inventors of personal protection equipment, especially masks. We are now launching another free patent program for inventions aimed at COVID testing, prevention and cure ("COVID Inventions"). As a part of this initiative, BananaIP's attorneys will search, draft and file patent and design applications in India with respect to COVID Inventions without charging any professional fee if the applicant agrees to take the Open COVID Pledge. For select inventions shortlisted by the firm's team of experts, BananaIP...

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IPO Postpones WIPO-Indian Summer School, WIPO Releases New e-PCT – version 4.7 And More

Coordination Committee of WIPO nominates Mr. Daren Tang for post of Director General; WIPO Academy, RGNIIPM and NLU Nagpur to host WIPO-India Summer School and more

In this week’s Patent News – WIPO releases new e-PCT - version 4.7; IPO postpones WIPO-Indian Summer School until further notice; IPO issues notice containing list of withdrawn patent applications and other news updates. INDIAN PATENT NEWS IPO postpones WIPO-Indian Summer School until further notice In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Patent Office has indefinitely postponed the WIPO-India Summer School that was previously scheduled to be held between 1st June and 12th June 2020. The official notice also states that new dates will be intimated once they have been finalized. You may click here to access the official notice. IPO postpones IP Innovation Gallery...

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Tesla files Lawsuit against Ex-Employees and Zoox, Apple-Google’s COVID-19 Tracking Plan Faces Data Security Threats and more

Tesla files Lawsuit against Ex-Employees and Zoox, VIPKid accuses GSX of Stealing Trade Secrets, Indian Government Addresses COVID-19 App’s Privacy Concerns and Apple-Google’s COVID-19 Tracking Plan Faces Data Security Threats. Tesla files Lawsuit against Ex-Employees and Zoox Tesla, the American electric vehicle and clean energy company, filed a lawsuit against Zoox, an American self-driving car startup, and four other former employees, for allegedly stealing confidential information. The lawsuit claims that, that four of Tesla’s former employees who were later hired by Zoox, stole proprietary information and trade secrets for developing warehousing, logistics and inventory control operations. Zoox even acknowledged that some...

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265 Patent Publications, 219 Grants in the last week

Weekly IP Statistics

This week’s Patent & Design data has been compiled from the Official Journal of the Patents and Designs Office published by the patent office on the 24th of April 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 265 patent applications have been published in the 17th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 265 applications published in the journal, 100 applications account for early publications while 165 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period....

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Selena Gomez files infringement lawsuit against FHL, District Court Upholds Social Media Terms of Use, NFL Quarterback Files Infringement Lawsuit Against Amazon and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

District Court Upholds Social Media Terms of Use, Selena Gomez files infringement lawsuit against FHL, NFL Quarterback Files Infringement Lawsuit Against Amazon, Pirate IPTV Service Faces Infringement Lawsuit, TikTok Threatened with Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Apple Accused of Selling Pirated Music. District Court Upholds Social Media Terms of Use The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, recently passed an order that upheld the terms of use of the social media website, Instagram, with regard to a copyright infringement lawsuit. This lawsuit was filed by a photographer named Sinclair, against Mashable, a digital media and entertainment platform, after the...

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The IP Choices We Make Today Will Shape our Tomorrow

The IP Choices We Make Today Will Shape our Tomorrow

Today is world IP day, a day to ponder our IP choices, philosophies and commitments. We are going through a very tough phase, and are witnessing several established systems crumble. Knowingly or involuntarily, we took some of them for granted and deemed certain others essential. In the face of abnormality, many of them have failed, and many more might follow suit. Will the present IP system be one of them? Incentivizing innovation and creativity forms an integral part of the fight against COVID-19, and this is acknowledged by Governments, academics, businesses and public interest groups. The statement of WIPO's Director General,...

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1442 Trademark Applications Examined this Week

Trademark Statistics

1442 trademark applications examined this week, 91816 trademarks filed so far in 2020. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS With the lockdown being extended till 3rd May 2020, there has not been much changes in the working of the Indian Trademark Registry. A total of 2474 new applications has been filed and 1442 total trademark applications has been examined by the trademark office. Weekly Indian Trademark Statistics Particulars Last Week This Week Change in % Total Trademark Applications Examined by Trademark Office N/A 1442 An increase of 1442% Total Applications Disposed through Show Cause Hearings N/A 630 An increase of 630% Total...

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Apple Files Trademark for its Covid-19 App, MakeMyTrip Defends its Trademark and more

Apple Files Trademark for its Covid-19 App, MakeMyTrip Defends its Trademark, IP Offices Closed till 03rd May, Mizo Banana Loses GI Battle and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES MakeMyTrip Defends its Trademark The online travel company MakeMyTrip, filed a suit before the Delhi High Court for a permanent injunction to restrain MTB TRAVEL PLANNER (‘Defendant’) from using the deceptively similar trademark MYTRIPBAZAAR, its logo and the domain www.mytripbazaar.com, with respect to online travel. MakeMyTrip in the suit claimed that it had started using the brand name in 2000 and is the registered holder...

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