Category: News & Updates

Delhi High Court comes up with the Intellectual Property Division (IPD) for handling IP matters

With the abolishment of various Boards and Appellate Tribunals by Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021, which was promulgated by the President of India and was notified on 4th April 2021, The Delhi High Court (DHC) has now established an Intellectual Property Division (IPD) to deal with matters related to Intellectual Property … Continue reading Delhi High Court comes up with the Intellectual Property Division (IPD) for handling IP matters

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Final Guidelines for Influencer Advertising on Digital Media

On 22nd February 2021, the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) released the draft guidelines for influencer advertising on digital media platforms. The draft was open to feedbacks from influencers, agencies, public, and shareholders. Subsequently, ASCI released its final guidelines on Thursday, 27th May, 2021 will be applicable to commercial messages or advertisements published on … Continue reading Final Guidelines for Influencer Advertising on Digital Media

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The New Norms for OTT Platforms, Online News and Digital Media: An Overview

Introduction The pandemic caused due to COVID-19 has resulted in the exponential development of online entertainment. The content on the OTT platforms and social media has been subjected to repeated scrutiny and thus resulting in the urgency of regulation of content on the digital space. The Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics … Continue reading The New Norms for OTT Platforms, Online News and Digital Media: An Overview

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Central Government promulgates the Tribunal Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021

The Central Government promulgated the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021. The Tribunal Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2021 was introduced in the Parliament earlier this year but could not be taken up for consideration and passing. Exercising the power under Article 123(1) of the Constitution of India, the President … Continue reading Central Government promulgates the Tribunal Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance 2021

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Support for IPRs, Quality Testing & Certification for Start-ups in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Innovation Society has launched the Intellectual Property Rights Scheme and the Quality Testing & Certification Scheme in a bid to boost the start-up ecosystem and generate employment in the state. The schemes aim at providing financial assistance to upcoming start-ups for quality testing, certifications, and registration of IPRs.  The Maharashtra State Innovation … Continue reading Support for IPRs, Quality Testing & Certification for Start-ups in Maharashtra

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Protecting Trade Secrets In India In The Absence Of A Regime

Introduction Businesses usually accumulate and use creative as well as innovative ideas that are unknown to their competitors to gain an edge over and maintain the uniqueness of their product/service. Information that isn’t generally known to competitors and is protected by confidentiality agreements, qualifies as quasi-intellectual property known as ‘trade secret’ and is eligible for … Continue reading Protecting Trade Secrets In India In The Absence Of A Regime

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Supreme Court Stays Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks Guideline Dated 18.05.2020 and 20.05.2020

The Delhi High Court, by virtue of the order dated 21st May 2020 in the case of Intellectual Property Attorney Association (IPAA) and Anr vs The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks and Anr. the Plaintiff seeked to quash the Public Notice dated 18.05.2020 passed by the Respondent, and thereby restrain them from … Continue reading Supreme Court Stays Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks Guideline Dated 18.05.2020 and 20.05.2020

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Public Notice: Petition under sub-rule (6) of Rule 6 regarding Submission of documents in proceedings under the Patents Act, 1970.

In view of the Public Notice No. CG/F/Public Notice/2020/215 dated 19th March, 2020 regarding condonation of delay/extension of timelines to file responses and /or documents relating to various proceedings under the Patents Act and corresponding rules made thereunder, attention of all the Stakeholders is drawn to the fact that the Petition (without fee) under sub-rule (6) of … Continue reading Public Notice: Petition under sub-rule (6) of Rule 6 regarding Submission of documents in proceedings under the Patents Act, 1970.

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ALB IP Rankings 2020 – Announcement – May 2020

Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) has been ranked as “Tier 2” according to the Asian Legal Business ( ALB)  2020. Khurana & Khurana has been one of the law firms to help India protect its IPR by providing Patent and trademark portfolio services, which includes Patent filing, Patent prosecution, Patent opposition, Trademark … Continue reading ALB IP Rankings 2020 – Announcement – May 2020

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Public Notice issued by the CGPDTM, Mumbai as on 18th May, 2020

On 18th May 2020, the CGPDTM, Mumbai issued a Public Notice regarding the timeline/periods as prescribed under the IP Acts and Rules for completion of the various acts/proceedings, filing of reply/document, payment of fees, etc. in the matters of any IP applications, falling due between the lockdown period, i.e. 25.03-.020 to 17.05.2020. On 11.05.2020, in … Continue reading Public Notice issued by the CGPDTM, Mumbai as on 18th May, 2020

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