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Public Notice from the Office of the Controller General of Patents: Submit Feedback on Updated Intellectual Property Guidelines by October 15, 2023

Indian IP Office Public Notice: Submit Feedback on Guidelines by Oct 15, 2023

Date: August 30, 2023 The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks has released a formal public notice with the objective of soliciting suggestions and comments for the revision of current manuals and guidelines. This also includes the issuance of new guidelines for Patents, Designs, Trade Marks, Geographical Indications, and Copyrights. Who May Participate The invitation for input extends to all interested parties, including patent and trademark holders, designers, legal experts, academics, and professionals in industries governed by…

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Vitiation of IPAB and changes to the Trade Marks Act

Vitiation of IPAB – Changes under the Trade Marks Act

The President of India on fourth of April 2021 promulgated “The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021”. This Ordinance abolishes the various tribunals set up under the following acts: THE CINEMATOGRAPH ACT, 1952 THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957 THE CUSTOMS ACT, 1962 THE PATENTS ACT, 1970 THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF INDIA ACT, 1994 THE TRADE MARKS ACT, 1999 THE GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS OF GOODS (REGISTRATION…

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The featured image shows a closed signboard. Th image has been used in consonance with the closure of the Tribunals through TRIBUNALS REFORMS (RATIONALISATION AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE) ORDINANCE, 2021

President promulgates Tribunals reforms Ordinance, IPAB goes defunct with immediate effect

The President of India on the 4th of April 2021 promulgated the “THE TRIBUNALS REFORMS (RATIONALISATION AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE) ORDINANCE, 2021 ”. With the passing of this ordinance, Tribunals set up under the Cinematograph Act, 1952, the Customs Act, 1962, the Airports Authority of India Act, 1994, the Trade Marks Act, 1999 and the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001 and certain other Acts have now effectively been rendered defunct with immediate effect. The ordinance has…

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Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

Fundamentals of Intellectual Property – A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala at IIM Bangalore

This presentation is titled "Fundamentals of Intellectual Property" and was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala to the students at the Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore (IIMB) on November 22nd, 2019. Presentation on Fundamentals of Intellectual Property by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at IIM Bangalore from BananaIP Counsels   About Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala Dr. Kalyan Kankanala is the founder of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels, earlier Brain League IP Services, a premier IP Firm in India.…

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Employment to Entrepreneurship: Arnab Goswami, Times Now, Republic TV and Intellectual Property

  The row between Arnab Goswami and The Times Group (Bennett Coleman & Co.) elucidates some problems an employee turned entrepreneur may face from her/his erstwhile employer. Arnab Goswami was the star of Times Now, a television news channel, and his catch phrase, "The Nation Wants to Know," is extremely popular, to say the least. At the end of 2016, Goswami decided to quit Times Now on what appears to be not very amicable terms. In the first week of May…

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