Month: December 2012

Analysis of the case- Carlsberg India Pvt. Ltd vs Radico Khaitan Ltd. on 20 December, 2011

Mrinal Gour, an intern at Khurana and Khurana Advocates and IP Attorneys, analyses the case, Carlsberg India Pvt. Ltd vs Radico Khaitan Ltd. This was a landmark judgment with respect to registering a numeral as a trademark. Sections involved: Section 29 of Trademark Act, 1999 which talks about infringement of registered trademarks. It states the … Continue reading Analysis of the case- Carlsberg India Pvt. Ltd vs Radico Khaitan Ltd. on 20 December, 2011

Read more »

IIPRD Offers 6 months Online Certificate Course

IIPRD (Institute of Intellectual Property Research and Development) offers a Six Months Certificate Course on “Patent Portfolio Creation & Management”, which is continually ongoing since 2009 and has successfully enrolled over 300 students in the last over 3 years. The course is an online distance learning course, making it especially very effective for working professionals, … Continue reading IIPRD Offers 6 months Online Certificate Course

Read more »

Tidbit: Indian Patent Office issues Guidelines on examination of Biotechnology Applications

The Indian Patent Office (IPO) has recently issued another set of guidelines, this time on examination of biotechnology applications. Our earlier write-up on a set of guidelines issued by IPO, for examination of applications relating to traditional knowledge, can be seen from here. The guidelines explain in detail, with illustrative examples, on various facets of … Continue reading Tidbit: Indian Patent Office issues Guidelines on examination of Biotechnology Applications

Read more »

Planting one seed at a time: Overview of The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001

Anoop Mishra, an intern at Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys, looks at the first piece of legislation in the world to protect the farmer and recognize his contribution in preserving the biodiversity and develop new plant varieties. In order to comply with its obligations under the TRIPS Agreement, India has implemented The Protection … Continue reading Planting one seed at a time: Overview of The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001

Read more »

Infringement of comic characters- Comic con?

Graphical characters are commercialized in the form of cartoons, posters, food products or merchandises like toys and clothes, to name a few. The profits garnered would depend on the popularity of the brand that the graphical character represents. Exploitation of the graphical character can take place if it is not legally protected. Intellectual property and … Continue reading Infringement of comic characters- Comic con?

Read more »