Tag: MeitY

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Accessibility of Intermediary Services to Persons with Disabilities – Proposed Amendments to IT Rules

A. Background On 6th June, 2022, the Ministry of Electronics and IT,  Government of India, published a press note sharing the Proposed Draft Amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (hereinafter referred to as “IT Rules, 2021”), and sought comments and suggestions from the  stakeholders with respect to the proposed rules. As stated in the press note, two important principles that underlie the proposed amendments are: “The Internet should be Open, Safe &…

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Draft IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules Published for comments by MeitY

On 6th June, 2022, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY), released a press note inviting public feedback and comments on the ‘Proposed draft amendment to the IT Rules, 2021’. Comments/suggestions on the draft amendment may be shared via email to dhawal.gupta@meity.gov.in and notan.roy@meity.gov.in  in either MS Word (or compatible format) or machine readable PDF format by 6th July, 2022. A formal public consultation meeting is expected to be arranged by Mid-June, the details of which should be notified…

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CASE BRIEF : Amazon Seller Services Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. vs Amazonbuys.in & Ors.

Facts The Plaintiff, Amazon Seller Services Pvt. Ltd., owns, operates and manages the India online marketplace at www.amazon.in on which lakhs of third-party sellers and buyers interact and conduct their transactions. Plaintiff No. 2, owns the trademark ‘AMAZON’ in various classes and copyright on the ‘AMAZON’ logos. Plaintiff No.2 has licensed its copyrights and trademarks to Amazon Seller Services, for the purposes of promotion, publication and merchandising within the territory of India. Amazon Seller Services alleged that the Defendants, Amazonbuys.in and others…

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Latest Updates in Privacy - May 2022

Latest Updates on Privacy – May 2022

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy: New CERT-In Directives issued The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team has recently issued new guidelines trying to combat cyber security incidents, with 6,07,220 incidents being reported in the first half of 2021. The directions prescribe mandatory data collection, retention and integration by data centers, virtual private network providers, cloud services providers and others. However, directions for the registration of data centres, virtual private server providers, and virtual private network providers…

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Latest Updates on Privacy - September, 2021 - Part 1

Latest Updates on Privacy – September, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week’s news updates on Privacy: Parliamentary Committee calls to ban Virtual Private Networks over anonymity of criminals online The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has asked the Government of India to ban VPNs over worries that it perpetrates the pirating of copyrighted content, allows access to dark web marketplaces for the sale of guns and drugs, and their use by cybercriminals to hack, stalk and steal information anonymously. However, this is a contrasting move…

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Patent News Updates 2020

India and U.S.A sign MoU to strengthen Intellectual Property Rights, Office of CGPDTM publishes list of new facilitators under SIPP Scheme and other news updates

In this week’s Patent News – India and U.S.A sign MoU to strengthen Intellectual Property Rights; Office of CGPDTM publishes list of new facilitators under SIPP Scheme; MeitY Director observes two-fold increase in the number of IP applications filed by Startups; Illumina moves U.S District Court for preliminary injunction against BGI in a patent infringement suit; Nanoco files patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung and other news updates. INDIA PATENT NEWS India and U.S.A sign MoU to strengthen Intellectual Property Rights Ahead of…

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India and foreign patent news

Draft rules on Patents and designs published by IPO; Amazon faces patent infringement suit and other news

In this week’s Patent News - IPO publishes draft Designs (Amendment) Rules, 2019 for suggestions and objections; IPO publishes draft Patents (2nd Amendment) Rules, 2019 for suggestions and objections; MeitY co-hosts event to launch new government initiatives; Gaurav Mishra delivers talk on Patent claim and sufficiency of disclosure at Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre; Mr. Gaurav Mishra delivers talk on Artificial Intelligence and Biodiversity at C.B.R National College of Law; CEIVA Logic Inc. files patent infringement lawsuit against Amazon Inc.; 13th International…

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