Month: September 2012

Roche v Cipla: Part 1: Validity of Patent

In continuation of our previous post here, and following the availability of the 275 page judgement, we would discuss herein the various facets of the case and discuss one by one. This case actually involved two main issues as follows, Issue I. Whether Roche’s Indian Patent 196774 is invalid (liable to be revoked under S. … Continue reading Roche v Cipla: Part 1: Validity of Patent

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What’s in a domain name?

The original role of having a domain name was to provide an internet address for computers. With the increasing rate of commercial activities on the web, a domain name is now seen as a way of identifying the business of the company. A potential consumer is always lured to the company after he/she goes through … Continue reading What’s in a domain name?

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Cipla won the landmark Roche v Cipla Litigation

Indian Generic manufacturer Cipla has won the landmark Roche v. Cipla Patent Infringement case in the Delhi High Court over Cipla’s Generic version of Anti-cancer Drug Erlotinib. The case is the first Patent Litigation in India post India’s 2005 Product Patent Regime which included public interest and pricing issues in addition to India’s Section 3d … Continue reading Cipla won the landmark Roche v Cipla Litigation

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The Brand War!

Brands are the biggest source of marketing. A company protects its brands by Trade Marks since they are often the main identity of their business or their key products. If the ownership of the Trade Mark is disputed, it can disrupt the business of both the concerned parties.  A brand operation can undergo huge losses … Continue reading The Brand War!

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