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The featured image shows a showroom of Specsavers. The post is about a recent trademark approval by Specsavers. To know more, please click here.

Specsavers gets Approval for ‘should’ve’

The UK Intellectual Property office has given its approval for the usage of the word 'should've' by Specsavers. Specsavers had applied to trademark the words ‘should’ve’ and ‘should have’ to protect its famous slogan. Specsavers has been using the word 'should’ve' in its slogan since the year 2003 and had always planned to trademark the same. Specsavers was started in 1984 by Doug Perkins and his wife Mary and currently has 1,750 stores in 10 countries with a turning over…

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The featured image shows the seal of the USPTO. ( United States Patent and Trademark Office). The post is about the Post -Prosecution Pilot program announced by the USPTO. To know more, please click here.

USPTO Announces Post-Prosecution Pilot Program (P3)

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)  has recently announced a new Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) program to intensify prosecution during the time period after a final rejection and prior to the filing of a notice of appeal. This is a new alternative to the existing options that are available for responding to the final rejections. The P3 program was announced in a Federal Register Notice which was published on July 11, 2016.The main aim of this program is to reduce the number…

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The featured image shows the logo of toyota Company. The post is about a recent trademark dispute regarding the use of the mark PRIUS. To know more, please click here.

Toyota Wins the ‘Prius’ Trademark Dispute

Toyota, one of the leading giants in the automobile industry, sensed a huge relief when the Delhi High Court on 8th of July, 2016 delivered its judgment in its favour. This trademark dispute was pending in the court for seven long years, before the court found the defendants conduct to be dishonest. The Delhi High Court in the case of Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha vs Deepak Mangal & Ors., CS (OS) 2490 of 2009, also known as the Prius Trademark…

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The featured image shows the word Brexit written on the tiles of a scrabble. The post is about a trademark bearing the name "Brexit " which is filed for registration. To know more, please click here.

Trademark Application filed for “English Brexit Tea”

A lot has been discussed and speculated about the referendum “Brexit”. The UK has voted to leave the EU on June 23rd  , 2016. This decision will have far reaching effects, including potential effects on intellectual property rights in the UK. June 23rd 2016, will be a landmark date in the European and British history.  Under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the UK must now notify the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the EU, which will…

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Admission Notice for Post Graduate Diploma in Patent Informatics by CSIR-URDIP

Patent Informatics has been described as the science of analysing patent information which supports decision making in research, technology and business planning. Taking into consideration the importance of patent informatics in today’s day and age, CSIR – URDIP has launched a one year full time post-graduate diploma course in the field of Patent informatics. The course has been designed to train candidates in the field of patent searching, reading and analysis for the purpose of creating patent landscapes, identifying research…

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The featured image depicts a collage with various goods in India which have been registered as geographical indications like tanjore paintings,Mysore silk sarees, Tirupathi Laddus,Pashmina Shawls. This post deals with geographical indications. To know more click here

National IPR Policy: Geographical Indications Related Objectives

India approved its first ever Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy on 13th May 2016 with a vision to stimulate creativity and innovation and to promote advancement in science and technology, art and culture, traditional knowledge and biodiversity resources. The policy lays out seven broad objectives and they are as follows: Awareness: outreach and promotion; Generation of IPRs; Legal and legislative framework; Administration and management; Commercialization of IPR; Enforcement and adjudication; and Human capital development. This article considers various provisions relating to Geographical Indications under the new IPR Policy. The policy…

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