Month: February 2020

Hennes & Mauritz Ab & Anr v. HM Megabrands Pvt. Ltd. & Ors

The case H&M; Hennes & Mauritz Ab & Anr v. HM Megabrands Pvt. Ltd. & Ors is based on the point of having a similar trademark to that of another brand. The harm it causes to the reputation of one brand which another brand has adopted is one of reputation. The Plaintiff, in this case … Continue reading Hennes & Mauritz Ab & Anr v. HM Megabrands Pvt. Ltd. & Ors

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Patentability of Computer Programmes with Technical effect & Contribution: In Light of FeridAllani v. UOI

The issue of patentability of computer programmes has been fluxed with puzzlement since ages. Through this blog we will dig into the concept addressing the topic of patentability of computer programmes with technical effect and contribution and analyse the meaning behind the suffix ‘per se’ added to computer programmes in the patents act, 1970, in … Continue reading Patentability of Computer Programmes with Technical effect & Contribution: In Light of FeridAllani v. UOI

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Crash Course For Cracking Patent Agent Examination (PAE) 2020

IIPRD, along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) has played a prominent role in supporting prospective candidates pursuing to become a registered Indian Patent Agent in 2018. The next examination for enrolling as an Indian Patent Agent has been proposed to be held in June 2020. In view of the upcoming Patent Agent examination, … Continue reading Crash Course For Cracking Patent Agent Examination (PAE) 2020

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Analysis of Shogun Organics Ltd. V/S Gaur Hari Guchhait and Others

Shogun Organics Ltd. V/S Gaur Hari Guchhait and Others is a case decided by the Hon’ble High Court at Delhi on 14th of August 2019. Shogun Organics Limited (Plaintiff) is a company engaged in the research, manufacture and sale of mosquito repellents. The plaintiff filed this suit for injunction in the year 2017 against Solex … Continue reading Analysis of Shogun Organics Ltd. V/S Gaur Hari Guchhait and Others

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The Fugitive Bookie Sanjeev Chawla extradited to India

The magnate bookie and one of the prime accused in the Hansie-gate scandal, Sanjeev Chawla, has been extradited to India from the United Kingdom, 20 years after it rocked the entire cricket fraternity. This extradition is considered to be as the most high-profile extraditions under the 1992 India-UK Extradition Treaty. Sanjeev Chawla, a London-based businessman, … Continue reading The Fugitive Bookie Sanjeev Chawla extradited to India

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Pre-grant opposition filed against Indian Patent Application no. 201721030943 dismissed

Recently, Khurana and Khurana Advocates and IP Attorney’s Patents team was successful in defending a pre-grant opposition filed to reject our client’s Indian Patent Application no. 201721030943. The application was opposed on grounds of lack of clarity and sufficiency of disclosure, lack of novelty, lack of inventive step, non-patentable subject matter under section 3(d), 3(f) … Continue reading Pre-grant opposition filed against Indian Patent Application no. 201721030943 dismissed

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Physical Copy Doctrine versus the “Substantiality” Dictum

When it comes to the issue of copyright infringement of cinematograph films, there exist two schools of thought. One school believes that as far as cinematograph films are concerned, Section 14(1)(d) of the Copyright Act only protects the exact carbon copy of the work and not the contents in it.  They argue that in lieu … Continue reading Physical Copy Doctrine versus the “Substantiality” Dictum

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Should Ever-Greening Of Patents Prohibit Affordable Drugs?

A patent1 is given to a novel invention having utility value and does not appear obvious to a person skilled in the art. It is one of the important intellectual properties having tremendous economic potential. It awards economic monopoly (right to produce, sell, licence, import, assign, and use) to the patentee for a limited period … Continue reading Should Ever-Greening Of Patents Prohibit Affordable Drugs?

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Should The Works Created By Artificial Intelligence Machine Be Protected Under The Copyright Law?

INTRODUCTION The introduction or coming into being of artificial intelligence and its development has formed challenges in the world of Intellectual Property law; especially copyright law. It is now similar to the situation when computers were introduced and at that time what was seen that whether the work that was made or generated by computer … Continue reading Should The Works Created By Artificial Intelligence Machine Be Protected Under The Copyright Law?

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