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416 patent applications published, 406 grants and 312 FERs issued by IPO last week

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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 3rd of April 2020. 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 416 patent applications have been published in the 14th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 416 applications published in the journal, 8 applications account for early publications while 408 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period....

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966 patent applications published this week

966 patent applications published this week

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 6th of March 2020. 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 966 patent applications have been published in the 10th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 966 applications published in the journal, 149 applications account for early publications while 817 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period....

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Over 15,000 Patent applications Examined this year, Patent Grants reach the 5000 mark

Over 15000 Patent applications Examined this year, Patent Grants reach the 5000 mark

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 28th of February 2020. 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 910 patent applications have been published in the 9th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 910 applications published in the journal, 107 applications account for early publications while 803 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of...

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Total number of applications published decrease by 48%, over 1500 FER’s issued

Total number of applications published decrease by 48%, over 1500 FER’s issued

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 21st of February 2020. 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 733 patent applications have been published in the 8th issue of the Patent Journal, 2020. Out of the 733 applications published in the journal, 111 applications account for early publications while 622 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period. A total of...

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20000 patents granted till date. Will the Indian patent office issue enough patents this year?

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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 15th of November 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 714 patent applications have been published in the 46th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 714 applications published in the journal, 108 applications account for early publications while 606 applications account for ordinary publications or publications occurring after the 18 – month period....

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Industrial Designs -Design Protection & Originality

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  When it comes to registering industrial designs there is a lot of confusion as to what can be registered, and what cannot. Although it is clear that industrial design covers the aesthetic appearance of an article, there are certain standards that the article must qualify to be registerable subject matter. Section 4 of the Designs Act, 2000, already lists out the basic requirements for a design to be registered. In addition to this there are also a catena of common law judgments that further clarify the standards and scope of originality, and this was further clarified in the recent Crocs...

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Differentiating Patents and Industrial Designs

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Patents and Industrial Designs are both subsets of Intellectual Property Rights, along with Trademarks, Copyrights, Geographical Indicators, etc. Although these two types of Intellectual Property Rights are very distinct in nature, many tend to confuse the two. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), patents are an “exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem.” Patent rights are granted to an inventor, by the government, and it permits such inventor to exclude others from making,...

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Patent and Design statistics in India : Recap 2018

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  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 January 2017 and December 2017, while a total of 39123 patent applications have been published between the 1st of January 2018 and...

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Designing Around Designs

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This post was first published on February 14, 2010.   In furtherance of our posts with respect to patent infringement analysis, I would like to hereby write a note on analysis of design infringement and steps to be taken for designing around designs. Design infringement analysis and strategy for designing around registered designs assumes importance in the light of an increase in design protection in fashion, furniture, toys and other industries. While it is important for a designer to protect his designs, it is also equally important for him to ensure that his designs do not infringe on designs protected by others. Rights...

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Filing Design Applications in India

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Design can be broadly described as the outer appearance or the shape of an article visible to the naked eye. In India and in most other parts of the world, a new and distinct design can be conferred Intellectual property protection as an Industrial design, provided it fulfills the parameters that have been laid down by the law for such protection.  Industrial Design protection is limited to only the aesthetic appearance of an article and does not extend to its functionality. Design is defined under Section 2(d) of Indian Designs Act, 2000 as "features of shape and configuration, ornamentation, pattern or...

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