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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows:   Gujarat High Court issues notice to Microsoft in trademark infringement suit A local information technology company, Azure Knowledge Corporation Pvt. Ltd. had filed an appeal before the High Court against the order of the civil court seeking to restrain the global software giant, Microsoft Corporation from using its trademark “Azure”. The lower court has refused the request on grounds that the plaintiff failed to establish any loss or damage suffered by it. On appeal…

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Latest Updates on Antitrust - December, 2021 - Part I

Latest Updates on Antitrust – December, 2021 – Part I

This is a rundown of last week's news updates on Antitrust: Apple denies abuse of dominance in Indian app market Tech giant Apple has sought the dismissal of a case filed against it by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) stating that it does not hold a dominant position in the Indian app market. It claimed that it holds a small share of 0-5% in the Indian app market which is dominated by Android creator Google which holds 95-100% of the…

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Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust - 1st August to 8th August, 2021

Latest Updates on Privacy and Antitrust – 1st August to 8th August, 2021

This is a rundown of last week's news updates on Privacy and Antitrust: ZOOM to ‘breakout’ the bank, decides to settle US privacy class action for $85 million Zoom, a leading virtual conferencing app, has decided to end a privacy infringement class action suit filed against it by users who alleged that Zoom’s sharing of users’ personal data with Facebook, Google and LinkedIn resulted in violation of their privacy. While maintaining that they had committed no wrongdoing in the alleged action,…

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Google, Akamai and Netflix accused of patent infringement, Certificate Course on Patent Law, EPO discusses patentability of plants obtained by essentially biological processes, Microsoft adds 500 to LOT Network and more

“Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, IPR Workshops, Certificate Course on Patent Law, Google, Akamai and Netflix accused of patent infringement, Madras High Court upholds Kibow Biotech’s patent, EPO member states discuss patentability of plants obtained by essentially biological processes, First trial by China’s Supreme People’s Court for Intellectual Property, Microsoft adds 500 more patents to LOT Network and other news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week …

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Frivolous inventions, Idly patents, Patent office being modernized, Annual Report for 2016-2017 published, Microsoft accused of patent infringement, UK ratifies UPC agreement, Patent tip of the Week and other news

  “Frivolous inventions, Idly patents, Annual Report for 2016-2017 published, Ramesh Abhishek: dramatic improvement in examination and disposal of IPR applications, Patent office being modernized says Minister Suresh Prabhu, Microsoft accused of patent infringement,  Qualcomm easing patent licensing terms, UK ratifies Unified Patent Court Agreement, USTR continues to place India, China and Others on priority watch list, Patent Tip of the week and other Weekly Patent News,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm.…

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Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corporation : A Victory For Software Patents

There is now a ray of hope for computer and software based patents. The case which is  discussed below is the second one post Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International case. In Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corporation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a California district court’s summary judgment that two software patents were directed to an “abstract idea” without “significantly more” and therefore were not eligible for patent. The facts of the case are stated below.…

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What a Wonderful World!

If you have been following day to day updates of the intellectual property domain, especially the patent domain, you must have noticed the increasing number of patent litigations round the globe, over the past few years. Well, in this competitive world, terms like lawsuits and litigations shouldn’t be surprising at all. Still, the increasing number of patent litigations was an alarming concern, as most of the patent litigation proceedings are initiated by the companies to gain financial as well as…

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Phonetic Justice for Trademark

  This article was contributed by Swastika Chakravarti. How important are phonetics in trademarks, you ask? The General Court of the European Union has an answer for you. In deciding a matter between Pay TV giant, Sky and Microsoft (owners of Skype), the Court relied on the similarity of signs in terms of concept and phonetics to deny Microsoft a trademark for Skype in Europe. Holding that the pronunciation of ‘y’ in Skype is no shorter than in Sky, the Court…

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