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Making a difference, Being the difference

Intellectual Property - Making a difference, being the difference.

"The things that haven’t been done before, Those are the things to try; Columbus dreamed of an unknown shore At the rim of the far-flung sky, And his heart was bold and his faith was strong As he ventured in dangers new, And he paid no heed to the jeering throng Or the fears of the doubting crew." These lines from a poem by Edgar Guest aptly define the journey of BananaIP. From a firm with two people to a firm of over fifty led by the finest team of senior partners and from a boutique Intellectual Property (IP) firm to a firm offering super specialized IP services,...

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Patent Amendment Rules 2016 – Courting Controversy and Confusion

The featured image shows a confused man holding a long roll of paper and the following words are written on the roll " What should i do?" The post is about the confusions present in the Patent amendment rules 2016. To know more, please click here.

The Patent Amendment Rules of 2016 came in as a much needed respite for many startups. It calls for appreciation of the government and the patent office for introducing several amendments to the Patent Rules which seek to enhance the efficiency of the IPR regime in India and more particularly of the Indian patent law. However, every change brings with it a short phase of chaos and confusion. The Patent Amendment Rules, 2016 brought into effect from the 16th of May, 2016 also witnessed this phenomenon as it created chaos and confusion among the IP community on the very day...

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Patent Amendment Rules 2016 come into effect!

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In furtherance to the National IPR Policy released on the 13th of May 2016, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has issued a notification bringing the Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2016 into effect from 16th May 2016. Much of the content of the Draft Patent Rules has been maintained in the Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2016 with some further additions. Our post on the salient features of the Draft Patent Rules issued in 2015 can be accessed here. Some of the important changes and the salient features of the 2016 Rules are discussed below: Changes in Definitions: In Rule 2 of the Patents Rule, 2003 two...

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