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2019 Intellectual Property Statistics in India – Up, Up and away!

Intellectual Property Statistics 2019 for patents, industrial designs, copyrights, trademarks and geographical indications

For many, 2019 appeared to be a tumultuous year, legally and politically, while for others it was a year of radical but welcome changes. The view remains divided. Intellectual Property in India however, appears to have had a reasonably good year saving some deeply tragic losses such as that of IP luminary, Prof. Shamnad Basheer. In this post, we bring to you a recap of the patent statistics from 2019 and a comparison of these numbers with the statistics from 2017 and 2018. The data provided herein is calculated for the respective calendar years (January to December). The data is likely...

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‘Darjeeling’ is Not Owned by Tea Board

The image depicts a tea estate in Darjeeling.

This post was first published on 19th September 2011. Tea Board, India v. I.T.C. Limited Decided by CALCUTTA HIGH COURT on 24th August, 2011 Facts The plaintiff is an autonomous, non-profit statutory body and was established by the Government of India for the purpose of controlling the Indian Tea Industry. This establishment is engaged in production, cultivation, marketing, sale and export of tea, encouraging research, and other numerous statutory duties and functions under the Tea Act. In order to preserve the integrity of tea sold under the name DARJEELING, the plaintiff has developed a distinctive DARJEELING logo, which consists of the image of a...

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Fundamentals of Intellectual Property – Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at UPES School of Law

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The following presentation titled "Fundamentals of Intellectual Property" is part of the Patent Law and Practice Program being taught by the BananaIP Team to the B.tech-LLB Students of  UPES School of Law, Dehradun. The presentation covers the following topics: Introduction to Intellectual Property Species of IP Patents Copyrights Brand Value Trademarks Industrial Designs Trade Secrets Geographical Indications Traditional Knowledge Dr. Kalyan’s Latest IP thriller - The Dravidian You may access the full presentation here: [slideshare id=81360117&doc=class1funipppt-171030071802] About Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala manages the largest new age Intellectual Property Firm, BananaIP Counsels, headquartered at Bangalore, India. In addition to helping clients maximize business value...

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Fast Registrations, Trump, Beer, Brand Licensing, Ikea v. Aikya & more

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  This weekly update on Trademarks and Geographical Indications (GI) is brought to you by the Trademark experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK THOUGHT OF THE WEEK “A great trademark is appropriate, dynamic, distinctive, memorable and unique” - Primo Angeli TRADEMARK STATS FROM THE INDIAN TRADEMARK OFFICE, BETWEEN 16th FEBRUARY 2017 TO 21st FEBRUARY 2017 The Trademark office has been very busy during the last week. They have taken several actions with respect to the trademark process. Total Trademark applications examined by the Trademark Office: 8399 Total applications disposed through show cause hearings: 983 Total applications published in the trademark journal: 7389 Total registrations granted: 10209 Total hearing notices issued:...

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Delhi High Court dismisses Sun Pharma’s plea against Mylan; Nilambur Teak to get GI tag? and much more.

The featured image shows a black school board on which the following words appear to be written by chalk. The words read "Trademarks & GI news : Weekly updates". To get your weekly updates and news on IP, click here.

This weekly update on Trademarks and Geographical Indications (GI) is brought to you by the Trademark experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. Trademark thought of the week: "Trademark is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service."- Daniel J. Boorstin Trademark Stats from the Indian Trademark Office, between 8th February 2017 to 15th February 2017 : Total Trademark applications examined by Trademark Office: 11095 Total applications disposed through show cause hearings: 1237 Total applications published in the trademark journal: 8578 Total registrations granted: 8517 Total hearing notices issued: 2686 Total renewal notices issued: 1482 Trademark case updates: Recent Judgments: Delhi High Court dismisses Sun...

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Selling Genuine GI: A GoI Initiative.

The featured image shows a collage of the different kinds of GI products in India. The post is about the governments decision to market the GI products through ecommerce. To read more click here.

The boom of ecommerce has brought a major change in how commercial transactions are carried out today. Ecommerce platforms are blooming and everyone is embracing this approach because of its smart and widespread reach to consumers. The Government does not want to lag behind and in its attempt to catch up with the ongoing trend; is considering going the ecommerce way to sell authentic Geographical Indication (GI) products. GI registration gives the registered proprietor and its authorized users, the right to the exclusive use of the GI and also the right to obtain relief in case of its infringement. Exclusion of...

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The Business of Intellectual Property – A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the Woxsen School of Business

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The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Managing Partner BananaIP Counsels, at the Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad. The presentation is titled “The Business of Intellectual Property” and covers the following topics: Species of IP Patents Entertainment Patents Copyrights Brand value Trademarks Industrial Designs Trade Secrets Geographical Indications Traditional Knowledge [slideshare id=57944646&doc=woxsen-class4ipandbusiness-160206041204] About Dr. Kalyan Kankanala Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala manages the largest new age Intellectual Property Firm, BananaIP Counsels, headquartered at Bangalore, India. In addition to helping clients maximize business value from intellectual assets, Dr. Kalyan also consults for United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and teaches at premier institutions...

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CGPDT Annual Report (2013-2014)

  A few months ago, the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trademarks released their annual report (hereinafter referred as ‘report’) for the 2013-2014 financial year. The report explains in detail, all statistics pertaining to Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Designs, and Geographical Indications (GI), for the aforementioned time period. Let’s have a look at the statistics and analyze the transformation Indian IPR system is undergoing. We begin our analysis with the Patent domain.   The Patent system has a well set framework, which allows a patentee to enjoy exclusive monopoly over the patented invention, during the term of patent. Though the...

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A Toast to Scotch Whisky

Folks, this news is sure to get you in high spirits. Scotch Whisky recently got GI registration in all the 17 countries that are members of the African Organization of Intellectual Property (OAPI), which includes Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Republic of Congo, Senegal and Togo. Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), the industry trade body, was responsible for the application. The status was officially granted during a ceremony held at the African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI) in Yaoundé and was presided over by the General Manager of OAPI,...

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