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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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Roche loses again

Featured image reads Patents, as the post is about patent infringement. To read the post click here.

  The Indian Patent Office took heat for its incompetence when Valganciclovir was granted patent in 2007. The matter was remanded back to the Patent Office by the IPAB to reconsider and this time the patent was revoked. This decision comes at the time when India’s National intellectual property policy is in its final stages, awaiting approval by the Cabinet and with mounting International pressure from Pharmaceutical lobbies, rejecting patent of Pharmaceutical giant F.Hoffmann-La Roche AG will have repercussions. But why so much hoopla about Valganciclor? Valganciclovir or Valcyte manufactured by Roche 1,040 Rupees per tablet, is an  anti-retroviral drug which prevents...

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Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 6

The featured image is of the Lion Capital which consists of the Ashoka Chakra, with a horse and bull on either sides, and an hoisted Indian flag below it. The Lion Capital is the national emblem of India. The image is related to the post as it is a part of the Sinapse Series"Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress". To read the post click here.

The post provides statistical information about industrial design (Design Patent) filing and grant numbers during the last decade. The Design Act, 2000 is administered by the Design wing of the Patent office Kolkata under the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indications. The Designs Act 2000 was made effective from 11th May 2001 repealing the earlier Act of 1911. This Act with corresponding Design Rules 2001 provides for the registration and protection of industrial designs. The protection given includes extension of copyright duration of the existing registered designs and miscellaneous post registration work. It recognizes activities which...

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Did China Copy Disney’s famous track?

  The lack of snow for the  2022 Winter Olympics, is not the only reason why China is facing criticism. The recent controversy faced by the Chinese is with respect to the Official Song for the games, “The Snow and Ice Dance” which has raised some questions about its source. It has been noticed by keen listeners that the song sounds like a rip-off of  “Let It Go,” the popular ballad sung by Idina Menzel . “Let it Go” rose to prominence, as it was featured in Disney’s Oscar-winning animated film Frozen. This was Disney’s biggest animated film earning more than $1.3 Billion worldwide. With...

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Using Intellectual Property Rights to Build Your Business

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Start Ups and the Business of Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) plays a multi-dimensional role in every creative, knowledge and technology driven company and its role is more pertinent to a start up. Its potential to build a layer of competitive advantage, safeguard business vantage, raise investment, prevent misappropriation and enhance valuation, makes IP an important element of every start ups business and growth strategy. As the value of IP to a start up varies based on a multitude of factors ranging from the nature of business to financial resources, it is important for every entrepreneur to understand IP in the context of his business and circumstances. The emphasis of the start up should not only be on protecting and owning IP but also on mitigating risks from IP of third parties. To put it crisply, if used in the right way, IP can help an entrepreneur start up, survive and succeed.

Regardless of what size or type of an organization you are, to extract the optimal value from the IP generated in your organization, the organization has to be aware of the existence of the IP, the value of the IP, monetary and competitive among others, and the way to manage such IP effectively.

So, come join us on the 18th of September, 16th of October or 13th November, 2015 for a full day seminar to understand the state of IP and its importance for Startups, Entrepreneurs and SME’s.  The Seminar is brought to you by SiNApSE, India’s leading IP industry tracker and powered by BananaIP.

The seminar will cover the following –

Session 1– Fundamentals of IP
Session 2– IP Process and Procedures
Session 3– Leveraging IP to Create Business Value
Session 4– IP Commercialization

Do drop in to get insights about “How to use Intellectual Property Rights to Build Your Business?” from none other than Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Founding Partner Brain League and Managing Partner BananaIP Counsels and Mr. Sanjeeth Hegde (J.D) Partner BananaIP Counsels.

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Misunderstood World of Patents!

This post was first published on 26th August, 2014.   The concept of law or the legal system is not new. But when someone says “I work in Intellectual Property Law, as a Patent Advocate,” he is often met with a look of incredulity. The path of Patents is less traveled and it is no surprise that there are several misconceptions regarding Patents in the mind of the layman. Here's unraveling some of the most common myths about Patents. 1. I've got an Idea. I should get a patent. This is a very common misconception about patents. Patents are not granted to merely ideas. To patent an idea, there...

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Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 1

The featured image is of the Lion Capital which consists of the Ashoka Chakra, with a horse and bull on either sides, and an hoisted Indian flag below it. The Lion Capital is the national emblem of India. The image is related to the post as it is a part of the Sinapse Series"Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress". To read the post click here.

This post gives trade mark statistics for the last decade. Trademark applications are filed to register a trademark with a national or regional Intellectual Property (IP) office.A 2011 report showed that the five countries filing the most trademarks were China, USA, India, Brazil and South Korea. The statistics revealed a major shift in the preference of multinational brand owners towards emerging markets, evidenced by the change in the composition of the top 10 countries with the most number of published trademarks, from 2012 to 2013 . The 2013 list was led by China, and the top echelon consisting of United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada was replaced this...

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Intellectual Property/Patents for Hospitals and Hospital Management

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This presentation has been made by Nitin Nair. The presentation primarily deals with the importance of intellectual property protection in the hospital management sector. Besides stressing on the importance of protection, the presenter also elucidates the requirements of a successful patent grant, what is patentable subject matter and what are the necessary steps to be taken with respect to safeguarding inventions in the hospital and hospital management sector. The presentation begins with Section 3(k) of the Patents Act, 1970 (“Patents Act” for brevity) which states that an invention which is “a mathematical or business method or a computer programme per se...

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Kolhapur ‘Spicing’ Things Up!

Featured image is of a container full of different spices as the post is about a GI application filed for Kolhapuri Masala. To read the post click here.

In addition to Kolhapuri Chappals (registered as GI), Kolhapur is also going to be famous for its Kolhapuri Masala. Yes, you heard it right! The Karveer Adarsha Mahila Aaudyogik Sahkari Sanstha (KAMAAS), a group of women self-help organizations with the help of Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), a state-initiative of agriculture department, had applied under the application no-475 on 26th March 2014, to get the Geographical Indication (GI) status for the delectable mixture of different spices that claims to bring a distinct taste to the food. The GI recognition will prevent unauthorized use of the brand name 'Kolhapuri Masala' and will not only...

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“Digital Content, Intellectual Property and Innovation”- A talk by Prof. David D. Friedman

Featured image is that of a street sign which says innovation with an arrow pointing right, as the post is about a lecture delivered byProf. David D. Friedman about innovation, new technology, the internet and how protecting intellectual property is getting tougher . To read the post click here.

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) had organized a lecture by Prof. David D. Friedman and Dr. Parth J. Shah on June 24, 2015 for the Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) students as a part of their Emerging Economy course. Prof. David D. Friedman is a Professor at Santa Clara University’s Law School. He is an American economist, physicist, legal scholar, and libertarian theorist. He delivered a lecture on the topic “Digital Content, Intellectual Property and Innovation”. His lecture discusses one particular aspect of his book “Future Imperfect” which talks about the revolution in internet and technology and how the future...

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