Month: September 2011

ESPN SOFTWARE INDIA FILES FIR AGAINST VARNAM CABLE NETWORK (KERALA)

ESPN Software India, the sole licensee of TV channels ESPN, Star Sports and Star Cricket in India, has filed an FIR against Mr. Pradeep.P, representing Varnam Cable Network (a franchise of Asianet Satellite communications Ltd.) in Konni, Kerala under the Indian Copyright Act 1957. The cable network was alleged to be illegally broadcasting unauthorised feeds … Continue reading ESPN SOFTWARE INDIA FILES FIR AGAINST VARNAM CABLE NETWORK (KERALA)

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NATCO FILES INDIA’S FIRST COMPULSORY LICENSING APPLICATION

Natco Pharma has filed India’s first Compulsory Licensing (CL) Application (in accordance with Section 84(1) of the Indian Patents Act) against one of the Bayer’s patented drug Sorafenib, marketed by Bayer as Nexavar for treating Kidney and Liver Cancer. Patent on Sorafenib is granted in India on 03.03.2008 having number IN 215758. This will be … Continue reading NATCO FILES INDIA’S FIRST COMPULSORY LICENSING APPLICATION

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GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION VS. TRADEMARK

As the title suggests, this article will ride you through interesting judgment given by Division Bench of Kolkata High Court recently in Tea Board, India vs. I.T.C. Limited upholding emphatically the earlier decision of the Single Judge. This is a very interesting decision, not just because it is the upholding of first ever decision given … Continue reading GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION VS. TRADEMARK

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