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Crash Course For Cracking Patent Agent Examination (PAE) 2018

IIPRD, along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) and its eminent foreign associates have decided to play a supportive role in supporting the prospective candidates for patent agents in their pursuit for success in the upcoming Indian Patent Examination to be held on October 28th, 2018 by preparing the candidates exhaustively and … Continue reading Crash Course For Cracking Patent Agent Examination (PAE) 2018

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Power of Controller to Review Own Decisions: Scope of Section 77(1) (F) & (G)

It is a general rule that once pronounced by a Court a judgment becomes functus officio and it cannot be altered or changed. However, an exception to this rule lies in the equity principle of ‘writ of error’. Writ of error is a writ filed where an error in delivering a judgment can be rectified … Continue reading Power of Controller to Review Own Decisions: Scope of Section 77(1) (F) & (G)

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Analysing Anuradha Doval V. Controller: A Revisit To Prior Publication And Novelty In Designs

Exactly a year back, Calcutta High Court gave an elaborate judgement discussing the conditions for grant of design. The case holds relevance as it discusses element of Novelty and Prior Publication in detail. This post will try to comprehensively analyse the case. FACTS The design-in-dispute is a bottle cap under class 09-01 bearing Application No. … Continue reading Analysing Anuradha Doval V. Controller: A Revisit To Prior Publication And Novelty In Designs

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Smart Contracts in IPR Paradigm

Smart Contracts, a concept that was proposed in 1994, with the intention to execute contractual obligations using computer codes has sprung into life after the introduction of blockchain technology in 2008. What blockchain did for smart contracts was to provide by linkage, a far less opaque, verifiable, impenetrable register to keep a record of all … Continue reading Smart Contracts in IPR Paradigm

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Growing Significance & Relevance of Shadow Counsels

Shadow Counsels (SC) are not a concept popularly exploited in India. However, their potential is yet to be discovered and realized in order for it to be part of our customary practice. The term ‘Shadow Counsel’ is used for any alternate or auxiliary lawyer appointed in case the original lawyer or the main counsel falters … Continue reading Growing Significance & Relevance of Shadow Counsels

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Smart Contract In The Indian Crucible

Smart Contracts- First Impressions Few words have caused as much bewilderment in the Indian setup as “blockchain” and “smart contracts” have. Much excitement has been generated by the coverage of cryptocurrencies in mainstream media, and the general aspiration towards digital transactions. But, the lack of understanding of the workings of the systems has stalled the … Continue reading Smart Contract In The Indian Crucible

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Copyrighting Patents

The nature of Intellectual Property Rights is such that, like any other law, it has loopholes as well as overlaps. These overlaps arise due to the fact that IPR protects ideas by their expressions and expression can be in more ways than what can be imagined by one person. There are subject matters which are … Continue reading Copyrighting Patents

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Exclusive Webinar On Intellectual Property Issues And Portfolio Management

In today’s competitive global market, Intellectual Property (IP) plays a key role in a company’s expansion and success. As India aligns its policies to make itself more growth-friendly, it is essential to recognize innovation as a key aspect for accelerating economic development. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) can aid a start-up entrepreneur in gaining key advantage … Continue reading Exclusive Webinar On Intellectual Property Issues And Portfolio Management

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Importance Of India As A Target Country For Design Registration

India has witnessed a long journey since 2000, when its GDP at 46,214.68 crores INR started to rise phenomenally to almost five times, to around 2.26 Lakh Crore INR in 2016 [1]. Since contribution towards it can be traced back to three major sectors of economy, mainly, agrarian, manufacturing and service sector, it is reasonable … Continue reading Importance Of India As A Target Country For Design Registration

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Diet Sabya – The New Call Out On Copyright And Fashion

“The motifs on my jackets were hand-drawn and hand-embroidered. The collection is still selling, and one piece is sold for Rs. 40,000. However, one brand is re-creating the motifs as digital prints and selling it for Rs. 1,500.                                   … Continue reading Diet Sabya – The New Call Out On Copyright And Fashion

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