Category: Intellectual Property

100 and counting: Indonesia joins Madrid Protocol

The Madrid Protocol is an international treaty which simplifies the procedure for international registration of trademarks by filing a single application along with onetime payment fee. The protocol was adopted at Madrid on June 27, 1989, amended on October 3, 2006 and further amended on November 12, 2007 [1]. The Protocol provides for convenient and … Continue reading 100 and counting: Indonesia joins Madrid Protocol

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Brunei’s Intellectual Property Office Accession to Madrid Protocol

The Government of Brunei Darussalam on October 6, 2016 [1] deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks in Geneva with the Director General of WIPO Francis Gurry [5]. The accession makes Brunei Darussalam the 98th member to the Madrid System. The aforementioned protocol came into force On … Continue reading Brunei’s Intellectual Property Office Accession to Madrid Protocol

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Intellectual Property of Singapore Launches ‘Patents Open Dossier’

In a bid to continue the growth of Intellectual Property regime in Singapore, the Intellectual Property of Singapore (IPOS) has launched the Patents Open Dossier (POD) on July 24, 2017 [1] [3]. The recently launched POD is an online database, which provides a single point of access for individuals/innovators to access published patent documents. This … Continue reading Intellectual Property of Singapore Launches ‘Patents Open Dossier’

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Energy and Industry Department at the Prime Minister’s Office (EIDPMO) Launches Trademark Search Kiosk

The Brunei Intellectual Property Office (BruIPO) is an office under EIDPMO and is responsible for the administration and registration of Intellectual Property (IP) including Patents, Trade Marks, Industrial Designs and Plant Varieties Protection (PVP) [2].  In its efforts to enhance its services to the public, BruIPO has recently introduced a trademark ‘Search Kiosk’ at the … Continue reading Energy and Industry Department at the Prime Minister’s Office (EIDPMO) Launches Trademark Search Kiosk

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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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