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The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021: The Debate of Rights V. Piracy

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting recently announced the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021 (‘Bill’, hereinafter). The bill has been aimed ‘to tackle the menace of film piracy’, and comes as an amended iteration of the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2019 which received severe backlash from the industry experts. However, even the amended bill finds itself shrouded … Continue reading The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021: The Debate of Rights V. Piracy

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Registered Designs (Amendment) Bill of Singapore

Registered Design Act had originally been enacted in 2000 in Singapore. This act has gone through various amendments by formal and informal consolidations in 2001[1], 2005[2], 2012[3], and 2014[4]. Major change has been brought in act in 2001 and 2005 in which this act has been revised. This article includes the proposed reforms that have … Continue reading Registered Designs (Amendment) Bill of Singapore

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Term of Patent in India: What’s with date 20th May 2003?

Section 53 of the Patents Act, 1970 deals with the determination of term of patent in India.  Subsection 1 of section 53 provides that the term of every patent granted, after 20th May 2003, and the term of every patent which is not expired and is not ceased to have effect, on 20th May 2003, … Continue reading Term of Patent in India: What’s with date 20th May 2003?

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Amendment in Design Rules and Fee

Controller General of Patents, Design and Trade Marks, Mr. Chaitanya Prasad, has issued a Public Notice on 1 January, 2015, wherein it has been put forth that, from December 31, 2014 Official Fees for filing a new Design application as well as other proceedings of Design has been amended. It has also been mentioned that … Continue reading Amendment in Design Rules and Fee

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Amendment in Trade Mark Fees

Recently, Controller General of Patents Design and Trade Marks, Mr. Chaitanya Prasad,has issued a Public Notice on August 7, 2014, wherein it has been put forth that, from August 1, 2014,Official Fees for filing a new Trade Mark application in one class has been increased from Rs. 3500/- to Rs. 4000/-. It was also mentioned … Continue reading Amendment in Trade Mark Fees

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Smile, you are on camera!

Every celebrity would agree when we say that stardom comes at a price. Their right to privacy is always threatened with the constant paparazzi encroaching upon their personal lives. Unauthorized photography often results in tabloid and defamatory reports in the media, which can sometimes scar the celebrity’s life forever.  From sports persons to movie stars … Continue reading Smile, you are on camera!

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India simplifies Process of filing PCT National Phase Applications

In a promising move by the Indian Patent Office (IPO), the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDT) has issued new instructions for filing PCT National Phase Applications in India. The public notice was issued on July 02, 2012 and is in force since July 06, 2012. The copy of the notice can be accessed … Continue reading India simplifies Process of filing PCT National Phase Applications

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Question of claim amendments by patentee in India

We would discuss hereinbelow the various scenarios when the patentee can seek amendment of the specification and claims of his patent. Further this Article would examine as to when and when not the patent amendment should be allowed during pendency of patent infringement suit. The Author, at the end, presents a hypothetical case to raise … Continue reading Question of claim amendments by patentee in India

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With newly amended TM rules, will India keep up the pace with other global countries?

The Process of trade mark registration in India being very slow is not only time consuming but also sometimes frustrating. Hopes soared high when in the beginning of year 2010, Trade Marks Registry assured attorneys and applicants that all records of the TM Registry were being digitized and on completion of digitization process, the movement … Continue reading With newly amended TM rules, will India keep up the pace with other global countries?

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