Well I am guessing the title of this post may have piqued your interest. ‘Sipping on IP’ is an initiative taken by BananaIP, where everyone gathers over coffee and lets ideas, discussions and conversations about intellectual property brew. There are no ground rules and the conversation can be about varied topics from more current pressing issues to any IP related concept. It is a great way to connect, take a break and learn from your peers.
Let’s see what we sipped on previously.
Topics discussed: Start-Ups Intellectual Property Protection (SIPP) scheme launched by the government of India.
Sanjeevani, Anjali, Aniruddha, Gaurav and Subhashree discussed the Start-Ups Intellectual Property Protection (SIPP) scheme launched by the government of India, that aims to promote awareness and adoption of Intellectual Property Rights among the Start-Ups. They also discussed on the fee structure that is applicable to the facilitators.
Topics discussed: IP awards given on the occasion of World Intellectual Property day.
Anchita, Gaurav, Sanjeevani, Anjali, Aniruddha, Subhashree and Ryan discussed about the IP awards given on the occasion of World IP day, where TCS won the award for the most innovative enterprise. Further Dr. Kalyan told us about the IP Day celebrations at Samsung where BananIP was invited as the chief guest.
Topics discussed: Defend Trade Secrets Act, 2016.
Sanjeevani, Gaurav, Aniruddha, Anjali, Sambhabi, Ryan and Dinesh discussed about the Defend Trade Secrets Act, 2016 where the DTSA provides a more uniform way to take action and stronger resources to prevent the transit of trade secrets out of the country.Also, Sambhabi explained to us what is meant by the ‘distinctiveness of a trademark’ .
Topics discussed: Possible repercussions of United Kingdom’s exit from EU.
Anjali, Anchita, Sambhabi, Gaurav, Ryan, Anirudh, Subhashree and Sanjeevani discussed the possible repercussions of United Kingdom’s exit from EU from unified patent system.
Topics discussed: Scope of a trade mark search.
Anjali, Anchita, Sambhabi, Gaurav, Ryan, Anirudh, Subhashree and Sanjeevani discussed about the scope of a trade mark search as oppose to a patent prior art search.
Topics Discussed: Passing off action under trademark law.
Anjali, Anchita, sambhabi, Gaurav, Ryan, Aniruddha and Subhashree, discussed what a passing off action under trademark law . We then went on to discuss the different types of patents namely utility, plant and design and discussed the difference between utility patent & utility model.