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Indian Patent Office working at Lightning Speeds

The featured image shows the iconic comic book character called Flash. This image is being used to draw a comparison between the speed with which the IPO is disposing the patent applications and he speed with which superhero flash moves

  Authored by Gaurav Mishra The Indian Patent Office appears to be breaking records with each passing day. From lightning fast publications to issue of examination reports and patent grants, the patent office is certainly en route to shedding off its sluggish and languid image. A few incidents – some experienced firsthand and others reported elsewhere are a testimonial to the patent office’s commitment to getting rid of the immense backlog that has been plaguing the offices and applicants alike. In a very recent experience, one patent application bearing the number 201641003901 (accessible here) was published in the official journal of the Indian...

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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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Patent and Other Government Policy for Start-Ups

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  On 16th January, 2016, Prime Minister of India unveiled the Government's Start-Up policy. The primary objective of the policy is to promote economic growth and employment opportunities. To promote a culture of starting up, the Prime Minister announced the following among others: Three Year Tax cuts for Start-Ups, which are started after March, 2016; Quick start and quick closure of start-ups. It was announced that one can start in a day and close in 90days; Self-attestations for labour, employment and other regulatory compliances; No Government inspections for three years; A start-up fund will be set up to support and hand...

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Performer’s Rights under Indian Copyright Law

  In last week’s post, we explored the concept of performer’s rights, which was recognized only in 1994, under the Indian Copyright Act, 1957, after a long delay. The basis for recognition of performer’s rights stems from the need for recognition of rights of performers as well as the need for sharing of the proceeds from the commercial exploitation of the visual or acoustic performances of actors, musicians, singers or dancers.   This week, we shall be discussing the judicial approach in India towards the performer’s rights, in relation to the cinematographic works and the entertainment industry. However, before we begin the discussion...

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Innovation Driven Automobile Industry

  The Indian auto and affiliated industries have seen unprecedented progress and growth in the last ten years.  India has gone from an economy which used to replicate innovation and products from industrialized nations to becoming one of the preferred destinations for research and development, as well as manufacturing.  To compete globally however, it is essential for organizations to invest in, develop and capitalize on their intellectual property (IP).  But how to go about this is something that most Indian companies are only now coming to grips with.   On a global scale, auto majors have stepped up their total R&D spend.  There...

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DIPP Draft Patent Rules

  There has been a lot of commotion and discussion regarding the recent DIPP proposed amendment to the Patent Rules, 2003. To any agonized patent applicant, these suggested amendments are a relief from the tardy process of awaiting examination and grant for an application which in toto approximately takes 6-7 years. The entire process delays the enjoyment of the monopolistic right offered by a patent. Thus, the number of years that an applicant enjoys his patent right gets significantly reduced and for many applicants, this becomes the root cause of several monetary losses. On the other hand, when there is no...

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Proposed amendment in Patent law by DIPP

  The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) intends to bring about some wonderful changes to the existing patent law. A quick look at the proposed changes suggests significant variation from the existing law and introduction of procedures to expedite grant of an application and revised set of rules for patent opposition. The patent applicants (their competitors too) and their agents have been long aggrieved regarding certain patent protection procedures which the DIPP now has taken notice of and have worked on simplifying the procedure by introduction of the following provisions. Our comments and detailed analysis will be published soon.   S....

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Indian National IP Policy Update

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  On the 13th October, 2015 (Tuesday) the blog ‘Don’t Trade Our lives Away’, posted the alleged final version of India’s first IPR Policy (“the policy” for brevity). However, according to Mr. Amitabh Kant, Secretary DIPP (as reported by LiveMint) the leaked document was only a policy document submitted by the IP Think Tank as an input to the actual policy. The policy will be in place within next 30-45 days. According to Mr. Kant, this policy will be “one of the finest policies in the world”. Also Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, the Minister for Commerce and Industry on 15th October, 2015...

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Indian National IP Policy Update

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  The Economic Times reported that the National IP Policy of India will be unveiled in the next two months. The news daily was quoting DIPP Secretary, Mr. Amitabh Kant, who said "India in the next two months will be coming out with a completely new and one of the finest IPR policies in the world."   The Draft National IP Policy received mixed response, and was quoted by some scholars as nothing more than a hastily compiled document. Other experts have acclaimed it as a good starting point for a well defined IP policy for the country.   Talking about the IP Policy, Mr....

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Working of Patents – A Workable Proposition?

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The Working of the Patent System The patent system promotes the progress of science and technology by granting exclusive rights to inventors for a limited period of time. On expiry of the limited period, the inventions enter the public domain and add to the pool of knowledge base for further inventive activity. It is believed that the exclusive rights granted by the patent system provide incentives to invent, invest, disclose and design, which push the limits of science and technology. It is well understood that for the patent system to work effectively, a healthy balance between the patent incentives and public domain...

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