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India protests against The European Union Trademark Reforms

  The IP community is well aware about the major reforms that have been implemented recently by the EU( European Union). The European Trademark law has undergone significant changes since the introduction of the Community Trademark system in 1996. The  recently adopted European Trademark Reforms have brought in substantial changes not only to Community trademarks but also for owners of national trademarks in the EU. India has been protesting without any success, against one such new directive in the area…

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Extension of Waiver for Pharma Patents until 2033 A.D.

After intense negotiations between the United States and the Group of Least-Developed Countries, the World Trade Organization committee on intellectual property rights finally decided to extend a waiver allowing LDCs from applying and enforcing IP rights on pharmaceutical products until 2033. The consensus among the World Trade Organisation (WTO) members over extension of waivers in respect of pharmaceutical patents for the least developed countries (LDCs) is being held as a major breakthrough in the world of pharmaceutical patents. Following the…

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Indian National IP Policy Update

  On the 13th October, 2015 (Tuesday) the blog ‘Don’t Trade Our lives Away’, posted the alleged final version of India’s first IPR Policy (“the policy” for brevity). However, according to Mr. Amitabh Kant, Secretary DIPP (as reported by LiveMint) the leaked document was only a policy document submitted by the IP Think Tank as an input to the actual policy. The policy will be in place within next 30-45 days. According to Mr. Kant, this policy will be “one of…

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