Month: June 2013

Understanding Gene Patenting

We are sure that all of you must have learnt about the latest US Supreme Court decision in Association for Molecular Pathology V. Myriad Genetics on June 13, 2013, which has ended the long brawl of 5 years. Yes! the sole provider of BRCA1 and BRCA 2 tests, Myriad Genetics Inc., has lost the battle. … Continue reading Understanding Gene Patenting

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Day of reckoning for domain name bullies!

Eversince the advent of the Domain Name System, the entire world has experienced a radical metamorphosis that has brought about a revolution in the way we communicate and connect. Domain names have dramatically expanded the reach of businesses and brands to hundreds of millions of people and have incontrovertibly become an indispensable tool for business … Continue reading Day of reckoning for domain name bullies!

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IPO displays Month & year of RFE that are being examined

Indian Patent Office (IPO) makes available a dynamic grid here also shown below: IPO will make the month and year for the Request for Examination (RFE) filed that are currently being examined and the First Examination Report (FER) being issued, for each of the Groups, as displayed hereinabove. IPO also states that if FER is … Continue reading IPO displays Month & year of RFE that are being examined

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Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules 2013

Indian Patent Office (IPO) has recently published Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules 2013 here and has invited comments (objections or suggestions) from public within 45 days from the publication of the notification (12th June 2013). The main changes proposed are the following: 1. There is a 100% hike in official fees for almost all the proceedings … Continue reading Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules 2013

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LOWENBRAU vs. LOWENBRAU- A NON-USE CONTROVERSY

Gajendra Khichi, an intern at Khurana and Khurana talks about case of non-use of trade mark. Through this post, he gives special emphasis on the case of M/s. Lowenbrau Buttenheim vs. M/s. Lowenbrau Munchen, which created quite a stir regarding non-use of trade mark. The object of the trademark law is to protect the rights … Continue reading LOWENBRAU vs. LOWENBRAU- A NON-USE CONTROVERSY

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Advocate as a Patent Agent, without passing the exam?

Gaurav Jit Singh, an intern at Khurana and Khurana talks regarding a recent judgement about case of declaring any advocate as Patent Agent without passing the Patent Agent Examination and the judgement from the court. The judgment, dated March 15, 2013, declares amendment introduced via Section 67 (a) of the Patents (Amendment) Act of 2005 … Continue reading Advocate as a Patent Agent, without passing the exam?

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