Category: Intellectual Property

GROUNDLESS THREAT OF PATENT INFRINGEMENT

Introduction Infringement proceedings involve high costs of litigation in defending the same with the possibility that any temporary injunction granted in the due course thereof would lead to revenue loss, loss of employment and several other impediments to the business. Moreover, embroilment in infringement proceedings or the mere possibility thereof leads to disrepute of the … Continue reading GROUNDLESS THREAT OF PATENT INFRINGEMENT

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Modification in procedure regarding examination of patent applications involving the use of biological material

The Biological Diversity Act (the BD Act) was enacted with the goal to provide for conservation of Biological Diversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of biological resources. One of the provisions under the BD Act (section 6) relates to seeking prior permission … Continue reading Modification in procedure regarding examination of patent applications involving the use of biological material

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TATTOOS AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY- AN INDIAN PERSPECTIVE

INTRODUCTION: Tim Parks in his book[1] wrote “You will only have copyright in a society that places a very high value on the individual, the individual intellect, the products of individual intellect.” In an overtly aware society like ours, there is no doubt that we not only value but are also more aware of our … Continue reading TATTOOS AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY- AN INDIAN PERSPECTIVE

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INDIA’S PROTECTION TO SECRETS OF TRADE

Introduction The global econoamy is trending towards an era of protectionism as can be seen from policies such as “Make America Great Again” and “Make in India”, thereby increasing the significance on exports and the manufacturing sector. As a corollary effect, the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) protection also increases due to the need to … Continue reading INDIA’S PROTECTION TO SECRETS OF TRADE

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Legitimacy of IPRS and PPL

What is a Copyright Society? The collective administration of copyright by a society is a concept where management and protection of copyright in several works are undertaken by the said society of authors and other owners of such works. In India, a copyright society is registered under Section 33 of the Copyright Act, 1957. Such … Continue reading Legitimacy of IPRS and PPL

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Compulsory licensing

Compulsory licenses are sovereign state authorizations which enable a third party to make, use, or sell a patented product without the consent of the patent holder. Provisions pertaining to compulsory licensing are provided for under both the Indian Patent Act, 1970, as well as the international legal agreement between all the member nations of WTO … Continue reading Compulsory licensing

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE PHILIPPINES (IPOPHL) LAUNCHED PATENT PROSECUTION HIGHWAY (PPH) PILOT PROGRAM WITH THE EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE (EPO)

European Patent Office (hereinafter “EPO”) had launched the Patent Prosecution Highway (hereinafter “PPH”) program on July 1st, 2017 [1]. The PPH Pilot Program is part of the agreement made between Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (hereinafter “IPOPHL”), Director General Atty. Josephine R. Santiago and EPO President, Benoit Battistelli on 5 October 2016 [2] at … Continue reading INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE PHILIPPINES (IPOPHL) LAUNCHED PATENT PROSECUTION HIGHWAY (PPH) PILOT PROGRAM WITH THE EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE (EPO)

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Intellectual Property Office Singapore (IPOS) wins Architecture Excellence Award in “Business Architecture”

On July 13, 2017 [1], the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore was declared the winner of the Architecture Excellence Award in the “Business Architecture” category at the Architecture Excellence Awards Night held at Sydney, Australia. The award was presented by iCMG International Award certificates and prizes were given to the winners during the dinner gathering … Continue reading Intellectual Property Office Singapore (IPOS) wins Architecture Excellence Award in “Business Architecture”

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SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES UNDER ORDER XIII-A OF CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE

Applicability of order XIII-A of CPC to Intellectual Property Dispute With the objective of streamlining and expediting the disposal of disputes in litigation, the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Act, 2015 (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”) came into effect on October 23, 2015.  The Act provides for the … Continue reading SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES UNDER ORDER XIII-A OF CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE

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Registered Designs (Amendment) Bill of Singapore

Registered Design Act had originally been enacted in 2000 in Singapore. This act has gone through various amendments by formal and informal consolidations in 2001[1], 2005[2], 2012[3], and 2014[4]. Major change has been brought in act in 2001 and 2005 in which this act has been revised. This article includes the proposed reforms that have … Continue reading Registered Designs (Amendment) Bill of Singapore

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