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Call for Submissions: bLAWgathon 2019

About bLAWgathon Stumbling upon a piece of research that answers a crucial legal question is a common happenstance in the life of any lawyer, academic or student. Realizing the goal of community learning in the space of Intellectual Property and related Commercial/Corporate Laws; IIPRD and Khurana and Khurana Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K); with an … Continue reading Call for Submissions: bLAWgathon 2019

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Patentability Of Immunology Related Inventions – An Indian Perspective

This article discusses challenges faced by patent applicants for inventions in the field of Immunology, especially those relating to gene sequences, peptides, antibodies, and method of treatment; relevant provisions of the Indian Patents laws and strategies one may employ to improve the chances of overcoming the objections. INTRODUCTION As our understanding of the internal and … Continue reading Patentability Of Immunology Related Inventions – An Indian Perspective

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“Immoral Or Scandalous” Bar On Trade Mark A Violation Of Free Speech? – Us Supreme Court Ruling

INTRODUCTION The Lanham Act, also known as the Trademark Act of 1946 is a US Federal statute that governs the trademarks, service marks and unfair competition, similar to the Trademarks Act of India. Under the act any trademark which comprises of immoral, deceptive or scandalous matter which may disparage or falsely suggest a connection with … Continue reading “Immoral Or Scandalous” Bar On Trade Mark A Violation Of Free Speech? – Us Supreme Court Ruling

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Parallel Imports and Copy-right

Introduction “Grey-Market Goods”, as intriguing as the name may seem, has a meaning which is equally interesting. They refer to the goods that may be genuine but enter into the market through unauthorized trade channels, hence “grey” (not “black” because the goods are genuine). The product may be legal, not a counterfeit, and genuine, but … Continue reading Parallel Imports and Copy-right

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Considerations Under Section 8 Indian Patent Act, 1970

Intellectual Property Rights are jurisdictional in nature. Hence, instances wherein different patent applications for the same subject matter filed in different parts of the world are common. PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) does make it easier for patent rights to be granted worldwide, however, applicants still prefer filing separate patent applications in countries that aren’t covered … Continue reading Considerations Under Section 8 Indian Patent Act, 1970

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The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2019

Recently, the government of India issued a notification throughthe Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion), to further amend the Patents Rules, 2003. The Central Government published the amended rules on 17th September 2019 which are based on the objections and the suggestions received from the public in respect of the … Continue reading The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2019

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Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade)

Recently the central government has issued notification, proposing amendments in the geographical indications of goods (registration and protection) rules, 2002. The draft rules are published as a notice as well as inviting objections or comments from the public likely to be affected by the proposed amended rules. This Notification also states that the said draft … Continue reading Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade)

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Establishment of Technology and Innovative Support Centers in India

WIPO’s Technology and Innovative Support Centers (TISCs) have been established in India by the mutual agreement between Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Government of India and WIPO to help the Indian innovators and entrepreneurs to create, protect, and manage their Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). What areTISCs? The WIPO Technology and Innovation Support … Continue reading Establishment of Technology and Innovative Support Centers in India

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Your Wedding Sangeet Won’t Violate Any Copyrights, Or Will It?

The Copyright Registry on August 27, 2019 released a public notification containing a much awaited clarification regarding public performance and sound recordings played during marriage ceremonies. Weddings in India are a celebration of the sacred union between two people and in general, an extravagant affair for the parties. Ceremonies are conducted in grandeur fashion with … Continue reading Your Wedding Sangeet Won’t Violate Any Copyrights, Or Will It?

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Delhi HC Slaps Interim Deposit of 54Cr. To Patent Infringer

A Patent infringement lawsuit was filed by Communication Components Antenna INC against alleged infringer Ace Technologies Corp and its related entities and subsidiaries in relation to its patent which was titled “Asymmetrical Beams for Spectrum Efficiency”. The plaintiff claimed that the patent was for a novel antenna having a unique feature i.e. an asymmetrical beam … Continue reading Delhi HC Slaps Interim Deposit of 54Cr. To Patent Infringer

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