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Statement of Working to Compulsory Licensing – Are We Missing Something?

This post was first published on 8th April, 2011.   As pointed out by Supriya in her post, a compulsory license may be granted if a patent is not worked in India and reasonable efforts are made to acquire a license. Does the working of a patent in India mean that the patented invention must be manufactured in India? Reading of sections 83 and 84 of the Patents Act take us to that logical conclusion. The sections clearly point out that working of a patented invention in India through only importation would not be enough to avoid a compulsory license.  Form 27...

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Cooling cricketers for hot Indian weather

This post was first published on 26th February, 2011 14 participants, 3 hosts and 49 matches. Biggest and most awaited cricket tournament ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 edition kick started in style on 19th February 2011 in Sher-e-Bangla national stadium, Bangladesh. The cricket fans all over the world are celebrating the event. With a strong Line Up, Indians are the clear favorites. Moreover this is said to be the last world cup of many cricket maestros along with the “God of Cricket - Sachin Tendulkar” topping the list. A threat during the play especially to the foreign teams may be that...

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Toyota Wins the ‘Prius’ Trademark Dispute

The featured image shows the logo of toyota Company. The post is about a recent trademark dispute regarding the use of the mark PRIUS. To know more, please click here.

Toyota, one of the leading giants in the automobile industry, sensed a huge relief when the Delhi High Court on 8th of July, 2016 delivered its judgment in its favour. This trademark dispute was pending in the court for seven long years, before the court found the defendants conduct to be dishonest. The Delhi High Court in the case of Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha vs Deepak Mangal & Ors., CS (OS) 2490 of 2009, also known as the Prius Trademark case, found the defendants conduct to be dishonest, who was carrying on the business of selling indigenously manufactured spare parts in...

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India Drives into Driver-Less Car Technology

The featured image is the image of a Tata Nano Car. This post is about the first driverless car technology introduced in india. To read more click here.

The world has seen a great leap in the field of automobile industry in the recent years. While several automobile giants are spending money like water for the research and development of the self driving cars with advanced control systems, India has achieved a milestone by inventing a driverless car with low cost. An autonomous car / driverless car /self-driving car /robotic car is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. An Indian engineer, Roshy John, who is the practice head of robotics and cognitive systems at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has fulfilled the...

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India Bags the Basmati GI tag

This image shows some cooked Basmati rice. This post is about the recent GI tag that has been given to Indian Basmati Rice against Pakistan's petition. To read more click here.

At last the long awaited GI tag has finally been bestowed upon the Basmati Rice grown in seven north Indian Basmati rice-producing states including Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and parts of Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. The order was issued on the 5th of February 2016 by Justice K.N. Basha, Chairman, IPAB, and Sanjeev Kumar Chaswal, technical member, Trademark, IPAB. The important aspects of the order issued to Assistant Registrar of GI Registry, by the Appellate Body are: To proceed with the registration and issue the GI certification for the seven north Indian states, mentioned in the application...

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Happy Independence Day to all Sinapse readers!!!

Happy Independence Day everybody! As India celebrates its 69th independence day, we here at Sinapse wanted to join the festivities. India is known for being the land of thinkers, intellectuals and innovators. Being the world's largest democracy, freedom is not just a word for us, it is a way of life. Freedom does not only mean breaking free from physical constraints, it also mean breaking-free from all shackles that restrain our freedom of thought. So let us salute every thinker, every innovator, every inventor and every young dreamer for as Christopher Hitchens says in his book Letters to a Young Contratrian...

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IP Books : Self Publishing in India- A Worthwhile Proposition?

The featured image is a collage of Dr. Kalyan Kankanala's intellectual property books. The post talks about legal issues of self- publishing. To read the post click here.

Over the last five years, self publishing in India has spawned a new breed of authors, publishers,intermediaries, and agents. India is among the top ten content publishers of the world, and is one of the top three markets for english publications. During the last ten years, the emergence and growth of e-book and print on demand publication modes has made it easy and convenient to self publish, earn high royalty rates, and reach out to international markets. Today, more than twenty percent of Indian books on best seller lists of Amazon Kindle are said to be self published, and the...

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