Latest Updates on Privacy - December, 2021 - Part I

Latest Updates on Privacy – December, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week's news updates on Privacy: Joint Parliamentary Committee submits report on Data Protection Bill The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill has submitted its report suggesting several changes including dropping the word “personal” from the name of the Bill to imply that the Bill also deals with non-personal data. The JPC has retained the section that confers the Central Government the power to exempt any government body from the application of the law…

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Latest Patent Cases - Part 3

Latest Patent Cases in 2021 – Part 3

Novartis Ag & Anr. vs Natco Pharma Limited & Anr. This case relates to a patent covering Eltrombopag Olamine (Eltrombopag bis(monoethanolamine)) held by Novartis. The drug is used for treatment of thrombocytopenia sold under the brand name “REVOLADE.” Novartis filed a patent infringement suit against the Defendant, NATCO, which was planning to launch the same product. In response NATCO claimed patent invalidity based on prior claiming, obviousness, Section 3d, industrial applicability and Section 8 non-compliance. After hearing the parties,…

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Accessibility in Delhi High Court IP Division Rules, 2021

On 10th December, 2021, the Delhi High Court issued a public notice containing the finalized rules of procedure for its Intellectual Property Rights Division, in exercise of its powers under the Delhi High Court Act, 1966, the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, and various intellectual property statutes. The Delhi High Court had published the draft of the 'Delhi High Court Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules, 2021' on 8 October 2021, inviting comments/suggestions from the Bar and other stakeholders from the IP…

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Latest Updates on Privacy - November, 2021 - Part II

Latest Updates on Privacy – November, 2021 – Part II

This is a rundown of last week's news updates on Privacy: Centre defends legal validity of new IT rules requiring tracing of first originator The Central Government has maintained the legality of the Information Technology Rules, 2021 mandating messaging platforms like WhatsApp to "track" an information's initial source or first originator, before the Delhi High Court. In the "legitimate state interest" of combating fake news and crimes against women and children, the Centre claimed that Section 87 of the Information Technology Act…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - November, 2021 - Part II

Latest Updates on Antitrust – November, 2021 – Part II

This is a rundown of last week's news updates on Antitrust: Google loses $2.8 billion as antitrust fine to EU Court The Luxembourg-based EU General Court has dismissed tech giant Google's effort to appeal a $2.8 billion antitrust fine for favouring its own shopping services in search results. The European Commission fined Google in 2017 for breaking competition laws. In addition to the fine, Google was ordered in 2017 to make modifications to the way it presents shopping search results, to allow…

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Latest Designs Cases Part-1

Latest Designs Cases in 2021 Part – 1

M/S Kamdhenu Limited vs M/S Aashiana Rolling Mills Ltd In a case involving a registered design pertaining to double rib pattern of steel rods, the Delhi High Court cancelled the registration summarily stating that there is no need for a full trial. The Court came to this conclusion primarily based on the fact that the design that formed part of the registration was published as part of British, ISO and other standards before the filing date of the design application.…

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Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 - Part 13

Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 – Part 13

Walmart Apollo Llc vs Aayush Jain & Anr In this case, the Plaintiff owns a registered trademark for WALMART / WAL-MART. The Defendant applied for WMART and allegedly used since April, 2019. The Plaintiff filed an infringement suit against the Defendant, who was using ‘WMart’ and www.wmartretail.com. The Plaintiff prayed for an injunction during the pendency of the suit, which the Court granted until the next date of hearing. Citation: Walmart Apollo Llc vs Aayush Jain & Anr, Decided…

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Delhi High Court invites suggestions for fixing royalties for sound recording

The High Court of Delhi has issued a public notice on 10th November, 2021, with respect to the intention of the IP Division to fix/revise royalties as mandated under Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957. The notice invites suggestions from interested persons, in writing along with necessary evidence, to be submitted within 30 days (by 10th December, 2021). The suggestions may be e-mailed to ipd-copyright@dhc.nic.in A copy of the notice is available here: http://delhihighcourt.nic.in/writereaddata/Upload/PublicNotices/PublicNotice_SIGLWQIP4Z3.PDF The notice reads as follows: PUBLIC NOTICE "Reg: C.O.(COMM.IPD-CR)…

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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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