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Latest Updates in Privacy - September, 2021 - Part III

Latest Updates on Privacy – September, 2021 – Part III

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy: Joint Parliamentary Committee on data protection bill to comb through over 100 drafting changes The Joint Parliamentary Committee tasked with ironing out a number of issues with the personal data protection bill will now look at over a 100 legislative drafting and cosmetic changes to be made to the bill, with one of them being the change of name from the personal data protection bill to the data protection bill.…

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Latest Updates on Privacy - September, 2021 - Part II

Latest Updates on Privacy – September, 2021 – Part II

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy: Delhi HC: Plea for changing Aadhaar Number opposed by UIDAI On September 9, 2021, a plea before the Hon’ble Delhi HC for issuance of a new Aadhaar number was opposed by the UIDAI. The petitioner asserted an apprehension of possibility of unlawful activities by way of exploitation of his identity, on account that his Aadhaar number was linked to an overseas entity which was not known to him. The Court…

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Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust - 23rd August to 29th August, 2021

Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust – 23rd August to 29th August, 2021

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy and Antitrust: UK to develop its own privacy rules Given Britain’s exit from the European Union, the question has now revolved around Britain’s obligations under privacy law, as it would now be considered as a third country under the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, which encumbers stricter compliance for handling data. As part of its overhaul of its Data Protection Act, Britain intends to do away with…

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Latest Patent Cases - Part 3

Latest Patent Cases in 2021 – Part 3

Sulphur Mills Limited vs Dharmaj Crop Guard Limited & Anr. In this case involving a patent with respect to an agricultural fertilizer composition, the Delhi High Court granted an interim injunction in favour of the patent holder. In a comprehensive and well written judgment, Justice Pratibha Singh rejected the defendant’s plea of prima facie patent invalidity based on a preexisting patent of the patent holder. Justice Singh came to the prima facie conclusion that the patented invention was novel…

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Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 - Part 5

Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 – Part 5

Cross Fit LLC vs Mr. Renjith Kunnumal & Anr. The Plaintiff herein used ‘CrossFit’, a registered word and device mark, on a global basis for fitness & training services as well as its domain name www.crossfit.com. The Defendants were found using the name “SFC CROSSFIT” while imparting identical gym and fitness services, in their advertisements, website, social media handles, etc. Aggrieved by the same the Plaintiff filed a suit before the High Court of Delhi and an application seeking interim…

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Weekly Patent News

Delhi High Court asks government to consider issuing compulsory licenses, World IP day 2021, a solemn affair this year, India – South Africa patent waiver proposal opposed again and more

In this week’s patent news and updates - World IP day 2021, a solemn affair this year; Calls for compulsory license on COVID vaccine grows stronger; Government should not hesitate in invoking compulsory licensing provisions says Delhi High Court; Intel wins patent trial involving VLSI Technology; India - South Africa patent waiver proposal opposed by EU, UK and Switzerland at WTOP TRIPS meet; Lawmakers and nonprofit groups urge Biden administration to back 'moral' patent waiver. Indian Patent Updates …

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DELHI HIGH COURT PATENT RULES

Delhi High Court Patent Rules: Comments

The Delhi High Court published the draft of the proposed High Court of Delhi Rules governing Patent Suits, 2020 on 9th of October 2020 and has invited comments regarding the same. The rules are proposed to be issued under Section 158 of the Patents Act. In the context of ambiguities surrounding Patent litigation in India, these rules are a welcome step towards clarity and certainity with respect to the procedure. A copy of the rules may be viewed here Some comments…

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Weekly Patent News

Delhi High Court seeks inputs on “Draft Rules Governing Patent Suits, 2020”, USPTO publishes report on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy and more

In this week’s Patent News – Delhi High Court seeks inputs on “Draft Rules Governing Patent Suits, 2020”, RGNIIPM issues updated notice on Online Joint IPR Workshops; Cisco Systems to pay $1.9 billion by way of damages to Centripetal Networks; Sharp Corp and Daimler sign patent licensing agreement; USPTO publishes report on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy; South Africa and India seek waiver of IP provisions under the TRIP’s Agreement from the WTO. INDIA PATENT NEWS UPDATES …

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Weekly Patent News

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

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…

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This image depicts the picture of a Zippo fridge with the mark in its unique stylisation with a flame forming the dot on the 'i'. This post talks about how the company got a restraining order against brands that were passing off their products under the zippo mark. Click on the image to read the full post.

Zippo Manufacturing Company v. Anil Moolchandani & Ors. , High Court of Delhi

This post was first published on 15th November, 2011. Zippo Manufacturing Company v. Anil Moolchandani & Ors. , High Court of Delhi Pronounced on 31st October, 2011 Facts In February 2006 the plaintiff came across the defendant selling counterfeit lighters with the Zippo mark in the same shape and it was a verbatim imitation of the original Zippo lighters. Zippo, a company based out of USA claims to be a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of lighters…

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