Month: June 2019

CRISPR Case

Regents of the University of California, University of Vienna, Emmanuelle Charpentier, (Appellants) (UC) v. Broad Institute, Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, President and Fellows of Harvard College, (Respondents) (Broad) This case was decided on 10th September 2018 in the United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit (“FC”). It is an Appeal from the … Continue reading CRISPR Case

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Monsanto V. Nuziveedu

Monsanto Technology LLC Thru the Authorised Representative Ms. Natalia Voruz & Others (Appellants) v. Nuziveedu Seeds LTD. Thru the Director & Others (Respondents) Decided on January 8, 2019 in the Supreme Court of India. Facts: Monsanto entered into a sublicense agreement dated 21.02.2004 with Nuziveedu for 10 years. The agreement was extended and was ultimately … Continue reading Monsanto V. Nuziveedu

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The Patent Box Regime in India

Section 115BBF of the Finance Bill, 2016[1] introduced the Patent Box Regime in India. Patent Box Regime is an effort which enables an inventor to benefit through tax concessions on the royalty income. The first country to enforce it was Ireland and hence, the name is derived from its tax form. Need for the Patent … Continue reading The Patent Box Regime in India

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A Brief Analysis Of The Case Of Shyam Steel Industries Ltd v. Shyam Sel and Power Ltd

Issue Is the use of the word “Shyam” by the defendant Shyam Sel and Power Ltd an infringement of the registered trademark “Shyam”of Shyam Steel Industries Ltd? Whether the defendant is passing off his merchandise by unlawfully exploiting the reputation of the plaintiff? Rule Trademark has been characterized as an imprint equipped for graphical representation … Continue reading A Brief Analysis Of The Case Of Shyam Steel Industries Ltd v. Shyam Sel and Power Ltd

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The Proposed Amendments for The Patent Rules, 2003 published by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry

The Patent Rules, 2003 are proposed to be amended by the draft rules as published by The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Industry and Internal Trade through a Notification dated 31st May, 2019 [G.S.R.396(E)[1]] . The draft rules shall be taken into consideration upon the expiry of 30 days from the date on … Continue reading The Proposed Amendments for The Patent Rules, 2003 published by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry

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MoU Signed Between Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad And CII To Create IP Eco-System university.

INTRODUCTION Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create IP eco-system of the university. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society. CII is a non-government, … Continue reading MoU Signed Between Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad And CII To Create IP Eco-System university.

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Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation Vs Kishor D Jain & Anr – Trademark Counterfeiting

Background The Bombay High Court has passed an order in Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation Vs Kishor D Jain & Anr[1] imposing costs of INR 5 Crore to be paid by the defendants who were caught counterfeiting the Plaintiff’s mark and goods. In a global economy, counterfeiting activity is a challenge that impacts business … Continue reading Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation Vs Kishor D Jain & Anr – Trademark Counterfeiting

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Intellectual Property Rights in Movie / Comic Characters

Introduction From being created in comics to being incorporated in television and movies, characters like Iron Man, Hulk, Mickey Mouse, ChottaBheem, Shaktiman, Wonder Woman, Harry Potter, Ben 10 have become a part of our daily lives. With these fictional characters gaining immense popularity among the public, the owners and creators of the characters have various … Continue reading Intellectual Property Rights in Movie / Comic Characters

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