In this week’s Patent News – Indian Designs added to WIPO Global Design Database; EPO invalidates Amgen’s patent claims protecting drug - Praluent, rules in favor of Sanofi and Regeneron; TikTok Inc. files suit for declaratory relief against Triller; Jury verdict directs Apple to pay $500 million to VirnetX by way of damages; UK IPO publishes information on the changes to UK intellectual property law from 1st January 2021; USPTO hosts ID5 6th Annual Meeting, commemorates the 5th anniversary of…
Intellectual Property is an important business tool in the hands of Start Ups and small companies. Its value assumes higher importance during a crisis. As many businesses work hard to survive the crisis posed by the COVID pandemic, the crisis has opened new avenues to innovative and creative Start Ups. Start Ups that are able to build strong and valuable IP during this time, whether related to COVID or not, have a unique opportunity to succeed and thrive.
In order to …
BananaIP Counsels, through Intellepedia, is happy to announce a webinar titled “Protecting IP through online enforcement”, an online event for content producers, trademark owners, and other IP owners.
Individuals, and companies of all sizes, create intellectual property and make it available online in many ways including by selling products, offering mobile apps, or publishing pictures and videos. With the internet becoming the primary mode of content sharing at present, content creators commonly face situations in which their intellectual property is infringed…
Online Enforcement of IP
Online infringement of Intellectual Property
Online infringement takes many forms, from the sale of counterfeit or infringing products via the internet, to copying domain names and website content.
The internet today has efficiently created a wide range of opportunities for business firms, companies, organizations, and individuals to communicate their brand messages and reach their target audience. However, keeping aside the internet’s openness, versatility, and global reach, its unregulated character has created a fertile ground for infringement of…
For many, 2019 appeared to be a tumultuous year, legally and politically, while for others it was a year of radical but welcome changes. The view remains divided. Intellectual Property in India however, appears to have had a reasonably good year saving some deeply tragic losses such as that of IP luminary, Prof. Shamnad Basheer.
In this post, we bring to you a recap of the patent statistics from 2019 and a comparison of these numbers with the statistics…
This post was first published on 26th November, 2014.
Here is the next post in the series of Student Blog Contest. This post is authored by Amrita Vasudevan.
Every city has its food treasures and eating haunts, and Bangalore, for example, has Shivaji Military Hotel's Donne Biryani or CTR's Benne Masala Dose, both of which have quite the fan following. Eating joints like these often become landmarks, and a ‘must visit’ for tourists. We often associate a particular taste or flavour with an…
Nature of the company: A leading food products company
Why they approached us:
Filed more than two thousand trade marks, but the portfolio was in disarray.
Spending lot of money on duplicate filings, and maintenance of dead marks.
Needed a third party review of the value of their trademark portfolio.
What did we do:
Performed a thorough due diligence, and compliance check.
Analyzed the value of each mark based on business/legal parameters.
This post was first published on 18th November, 2011.
Infosys Technologies Ltd vs Adinath Infosys Pvt. Ltd & Ors, High Court of Delhi
The plaintiff-company Infosys Technologies Private Limited is engaged in the business of providing IT services, solutions, consulting and business process management. INFOSYS is the registered trademark/service mark of the plaintiff-company in various Classes including Class 16 in respect of computer software. The Plaintiffs have strongly contended that owing to their excellent services offered by…
This post was first published on 15th November, 2011.
Zippo Manufacturing Company v. Anil Moolchandani & Ors. , High Court of Delhi
Pronounced on 31st October, 2011
In February 2006 the plaintiff came across the defendant selling counterfeit lighters with the Zippo mark in the same shape and it was a verbatim imitation of the original Zippo lighters. Zippo, a company based out of USA claims to be a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of lighters…
This post was first published on November 6th, 2011.
South African Breweries International and Another v. Mohan Goldwater Breweries Ltd and Another (High Court of Delhi)
Plaintiff No. 1 is a company registered in Netherlands and Plaintiff No. 2 is a joint venture company registered in India. Plaintiff No. 1 has registered CASTLE and CASTLE label in respect of beer in many countries and claims sale of USD 1 billion. The Plaintiffs contend that their mark is a well-known mark in India…