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Intellectual Property News and Analysis – Intellepedia

Upcoming IP Events – Fasttracking Patents, IP for Dancers, and IP Strategy

BananaIP's Intellepedia is organising three IP Events during the next two weeks. While two of them are being held at BananaIP's office, the IP Seminar on "Building IP Frameworks for Organisations" is being held at ITC Gardenia. You may register for the events by visiting the links provided hereunder. Serial No. - Title - Date/Time - Venue - Registration Link Fastracking Patents in India: Getting a Patent in One Year - 29th November 2019 (2PM to 4PM) - BananaIP's Office (3rd Floor) - Register Online Dancing with Intellectual Property - 8th December, 2019 (2PM to 4PM) - BananaIP's Office (3rd Floor)...

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One more way to speedy patents in India approved, EPO launches revamped Espacenet and other patent news

India and foreign patent news

In this week’s Patent News - Union Cabinet approves proposal for adopting Patent Prosecution Highway Program; NLSIU invites papers for Intellectual Property Review; IPO relaunches registrations of Facilitators under SIPP Scheme; WIPO launches new publication series – “WIPO Collection of Leading Judgments on Intellectual Property” and other news updates. Indian Patent Updates Union Cabinet approves proposal for adopting Patent Prosecution Highway Program The Government, last week approved a proposal for adopting the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program between the Indian Patent Office (IPO) and patent offices of various other interested countries or regions. The PPH Program will first commence between the Japan Patent...

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Fundamentals of Intellectual Property – A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala at IIM Bangalore

Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

This presentation is titled "Fundamentals of Intellectual Property" and was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala to the students at the Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore (IIMB) on November 22nd, 2019. Presentation on Fundamentals of Intellectual Property by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at IIM Bangalore from BananaIP Counsels   About Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala Dr. Kalyan Kankanala is the founder of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels, earlier Brain League IP Services, a premier IP Firm in India. He is a renowned Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney and holds honorary positions with Organisations and Centres contributing to IP law research and...

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Uber Slapped with USD 650 Million Employment Tax Bill, US Supreme Court to Decide Oracle’s Copyright Suit Against Google, UK’s CMA Investigates Hasbro’s Acquisition of EOne and more

Uber Slapped with USD 650 Million Employment Tax Bill; US Supreme Court to Decide Oracle’s Copyright Suit Against Google; US Investigators Uncover USD 6 Million Counterfeit iPhone and iPad Scam; Rolex Sues Custom Watch Company for Selling Counterfeit Products; US DOJ Seeks to Scrap Antitrust Paramount Consent Decrees; Apple and Intel Sue Investment Firm for Stockpiling Patents; Antitrust Suit Filed Against Comcast; UK’s CMA Investigates Hasbro’s Acquisition of EOne; Canadian Court Directs ISPs to Block Piracy Website and more. Uber Slapped with a USD 650 Million Employment Tax Bill American ridesharing company Uber has been asked to pay USD 650 million by...

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Flipkart and FICCI to Conduct E-Commerce Workshops, PayPal Acquires Online Deal-Finding Company, Amazon’s Music Streaming Service is Now Free and more

E commerce and Licensing

Flipkart and FICCI to Conduct E-Commerce Workshop Series for MSMEs; PayPal Acquires Online Deal-Finding Company for USD 4 billion; E-Commerce Sites Top List of Consumer Complaints in India; Shutterstock Offers Affordable Music Licensing for Content Creators; Amazon’s Music Streaming Service is Now Free; Amazon Echo Will Now Play Spotify’s Free Music Service; Apple Finally Enters the B2B Streaming Market; Streaming Service Mubi Launches in India; Frozen 2 Release Accompanied by Record 67 Brand Deals in India and more. Flipkart and FICCI to Conduct E-Commerce Workshop Series for MSMEs Flipkart, the e-commerce marketplace owned by American retail giant Walmart, has partnered with the...

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One more way to faster patents in India approved by Government!

Can you get a patent in one year in India

Christmas has come early for patent applicants in India! In an attempt to reduce patent pendency periods and improve the quality of search and examination of patent applications, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday (20th of November 2019) formally approved a proposal for Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program between the Indian patent office and patent offices of various other interested countries/regions. This approval comes after the Government set the ball rolling for faster examination of patents and grants earlier this September by introducing seven additional categories of applicants who could file for a request to expedite examination of their patent applications....

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Amitabh Bachchan’s Film Accused of Copyright Infringement, IPRS files FIR Against YRF, Madhubala’s Biopic by Imtiaz Ali Put on Hold and more

Copyright and Entertainment Law News

Amitabh Bachchan’s Film Accused of Copyright Infringement; Supreme Faces Copyright Infringement Suit Over Camo Print; Nirvana Files Copyright Infringement Suit Against Marc Jacobs; IPRS files FIR Against YRF for Allegedly Duping Artists and Musicians; Jay Z Settles Copyright Infringement Lawsuit; Taylor Swift’s Former Label No Longer Blocking Her Live Performances; Madhubala’s Biopic by Imtiaz Ali Put on Hold and more. INTERNATIONAL NEWS Supreme Faces Copyright Infringement Suit Over Camo Print Supreme, the American designer clothing, is being sued for allegedly using a copyrighted camouflage print on a range of its clothing apparel. According to the complaint, filed by Montana-based fashion company ASAT Outdoors,...

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40% Increase Recorded in Disposal through Trademark Hearings this Week, 8% Decrease in Registrations Granted this Week and more

Trademark Statistics

40% Increase Recorded in Disposal through Trademark Hearings this Week, 8% Decrease in Registrations Granted this Week and more. These statistics have been compiled from the official journal of the trademark office published weekly on Mondays. INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS Last week, the Indian Trademark Office had an overall increase in its working capacity as can be seen from the statistics in the table below. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearings has increased by forty percent (40%). Similarly, the total trademark applications examined by trademark office have increased by twenty three percent (23%), with a decrease of thirty four...

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Fox Files Trademark for Viral Internet Phrase “OK Boomer”, Darjeeling Green and White Teas Registered as GI, Can Artists Use Trademarks in Their Works?, and more

Trademark News

  Fox Files Trademark for Viral Internet Phrase “OK Boomer”, Can Artists Use Trademarks in Their Works?, Darjeeling Green and White Teas Registered as GI, Qatar Tourism Council Wins Cybersquatting Case against Travel Booking Site, and more brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsel. INDIAN TRADEMARK UPDATES Centre Cracks Down on Brands Illegally Using ‘Agmark’ Hatsun, the largest private sector dairy company in India, is among 33 companies that have been directed to cease using the ‘Agmark’ certification mark on their products in Tamil Nadu. The ‘Agmark’ certification mark is employed on agricultural products in India, indicating conformance to the...

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Amazon launches Project Zero in India, DRDO offers royalty free patents and other patent updates

India and foreign patent news

In this week’s Patent News - Amazon launches Project Zero in India; NRDC to offer full support to MSME’s in protecting IP Rights; Delhi Metropolitan University to organize Faculty Development Program on IPR; DRDO offers royalty free access to Patent Portfolio; WIPO publishes World IP Report, 2019; LG files patent infringement lawsuit against TCL; 3M and Sia Abrasives settle infringement dispute; Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and Japan sign MoU; EPO and CNIPA enhance bilateral cooperation; Irish Patents Office to change its name to Intellectual Property Office of Ireland  and more new updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS Amazon launches Project Zero in India Amazon...

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