Deciphering India's Design Law - Part 2

Deciphering India’s Design Law: A Series on Noteworthy Judgments (Part 2)

In the second installment of our series on Design Patents in India, BananaIP Counsels presents an analysis of critical judgments that define the scope and interpretation of design law in the country. These rulings offer clarity for stakeholders and contribute significantly to the evolving legal framework surrounding designs. The claim for infringement not established: No Design Infringement of Hipster Alcohol Bottle Design Alcobrew's bottles do not prima facie infringe the registered 'Hipster' bottle design of Diageo says Delhi Court. While rejecting…

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India's Design Law Key Verdicts 2023

Deciphering India’s Design Law: A Series on Noteworthy Judgments (Part 1)

Kickstarting our series on India's design law, we explore three significant verdicts that shed light on the nuances of intellectual property protection. Adoption of strikingly similar Sonic Nozzle Design prima facie amounts to infringement, says Calcutta High Court. The Calcutta High Court recently granted an interim injunction in favour of Raring Corporation with respect to its registered design pertaining to the sonic nozzle used in dust collection and suppression equipment. The Court stated that the defendant's nozzle is strikingly similar to…

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weekly patent news - Patent statistics

22,000+ patents granted so far this year, will the IPO reach the 25,000 figure?

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 13th of December 2019. 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 1633 patent applications have been published in the 50th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1633 applications published in the journal,…

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Patent and Design statistics in India : Recap 2018

  What happened to patent filings in India in 2018? Did they increase? Or did they decrease? How many patents were granted and how did they compare with the previous years? Which city filed the most patents in 2018 and how did the other cities fare? In this post, we bring to you a recap of the patent statistics from 2018 and a comparison of these numbers with the stats of 2017. Publications A total of 37554 applications were published between…

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IP in Everyday Life – Godrej Tribolt

First Publication Date: 27th May 2010   I noticed this Godrej Tribolt lock (which can be seen below)     carrying prominent notices about the Intellectual Property related to it (seen below)   The above notice is an example of a good patent notice, in that it complies with S.111(1) of the Indian Patent Act, 1970, which reads as In a suit for infringement of a patent, damages or an account of profits shall not be granted against the defendant who proves that at the date of the…

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A Look into the Need for Industrial Design Protection

Industrial design refers to shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation applied or applicable to an article. While the protection is sought to the aesthetic look of a particular product, it does not extend to any technical feature or functionality. Industrial Design protection is a type of intellectual property right that gives the exclusive right to make, sell, and use articles that embody the protected design, to the right holder. In order to get the statutory protection of Industrial Design, the Design…

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