Tag: principle of natural justice

High Court remands Patent Office's Legally Infirm and Unreasoned Order

High Court remands Patent Office’s Legally Infirm and Unreasoned Order

In a recent case decided by the Delhi High Court in Best Agrolife Limited vs. Deputy Controller of Patents and Anr., the Court remanded an order of patent grant by the Patent Office for a fresh consideration because the order was legally infirm and unreasoned, resulting in violation of principles of natural justice. The order was related to a patent application filed by GSP Crop Science, concerning a synergistic suspo-emulsion formulation of Pyriproxyfen and Diafenthiuron. The Petitioner in this case, Best…

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Mechanism of Hearings before Trademark Office to Change

Mechanism of Hearings before Trademark Office to Change

Pawandeep Singh vs The Registrar Of Trademarks & Anr. Background This case deals with a problem often faced by trademark attorneys during hearings. Several attorneys are given slots during a fixed time, and they are heard one after another. Sometimes examiners are unable to complete all hearings during the allotted time, and hearings are adjourned. In the present case, an order was passed with respect to a trademark application relating to the mark. SWISS, without hearing the Trademark Agent. Two hearing…

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