Category: News & Updates

Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH): A landmark in the history of patent prosecution in India

A Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program has commenced between the Indian Patent Office (IPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) on December 5, 2019. The Indian Patent Office website has also published the Procedure Guidelines to file a PPH request under the Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program between the Indian Patent Office (IPO) … Continue reading Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH): A landmark in the history of patent prosecution in India

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Are Trade Secrets Safe in the Information Age?

In today’s digital age, information has grown to become a very strong tool – almost equivalent to money or power. Its free flow and distribution have led to knowledge (including the ability to create it) becoming an incredibly vital economic input.[1] With an exponential rise in the development of information and accessibility to it, the … Continue reading Are Trade Secrets Safe in the Information Age?

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Article-A Comparitive Study Of Cybersquatting In India And USA

In the current age, the Internet has become an important part of life of almost every individual in the developed nations and is rapidly increasing in the developing nations. For the business entities the internet has become a boon for communicating with the world. A business entity’s trademark contains immense importance. It helps an entity … Continue reading Article-A Comparitive Study Of Cybersquatting In India And USA

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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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Khurana & Khurana Opens (Chennai) Office

Khurana and Khurana, Advocates & IP Attorneys (K&K) who  critically focus on a broad range of  technology consulting and IP research services spanning all stages of IP procurement, Management and enforcement,  are pleased to announce that the firm [K&K] is increasing its demographic presence in India through the opening of their 9th branch Office in … Continue reading Khurana & Khurana Opens (Chennai) Office

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Does Profiling Jeopardize Traditional Principles Of Law?

1. Living in an era of digitalisation and automated decision making has made access to services more effective, efficient and highly convenient. It is hard to ignore that e-commerce has essentially opened up an industry wherein the consumers have the privileged access to be spoilt for choice, at a cost of giving up personal data … Continue reading Does Profiling Jeopardize Traditional Principles Of Law?

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Electoral Laws & Digital Media

Media, being considered as the fourth pillar of democracy is one of the most important weapons being used especially during elections. Of all the media, digital media in today’s digital world is the most used form of media, with the Loksabha elections currently being held all over the country, it is the responsibility of the … Continue reading Electoral Laws & Digital Media

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TikTok Controversy in India: Reasons behind imposing Ban and then Lifting up the Ban

The most popular video-sharing app TikTok, is presently trending in India for an altogether different reason. For those who dont know, TikTok is a Social Media Platform, owned by Byte-dance Company, the same company which also owned similar app named Musical.ly. TikTok grabbed a lot of eyeballs  last week, due to the Ban imposed on it … Continue reading TikTok Controversy in India: Reasons behind imposing Ban and then Lifting up the Ban

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Whether state is an abettor in Alcohol related crimes ?

The State As An Abettor In Alcohol-Related Crimes The Hon’ble High Court of Madras is currently dealing with a very interesting issue “Whether the State Government is an abettor in the alcohol-related crimes or not?” Let’s see what the judges had to say about this thought-provoking issue, Justice N Anand Venkatesh  highlighted in an order … Continue reading Whether state is an abettor in Alcohol related crimes ?

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