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The Curious Case of E-Commerce Models in India

Prefatory The year 1991 has been a game-changer for India; however, nothing has remained the same ever since. The introduction of ‘E-commerce’ in India not only changed the way how people buy products but also contrived a critical situation for brick and mortar stores that follow the traditional routine of buying and selling. According to … Continue reading The Curious Case of E-Commerce Models in India

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Clubbing Of Tax Evasion under GST: An Innovative Way to Trigger Arrest Provisions

The Bombay High Court vide its judgment dated 08.02.2021, has raised a new question instead of delivering an answer to the correct and firm interpretation of the legislation. In the case of Yogesh Jagdish Kanodia v. The State of Maharashtra & Anr., the primary issue before the Hon’ble High Court was to deal with the … Continue reading Clubbing Of Tax Evasion under GST: An Innovative Way to Trigger Arrest Provisions

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Registration of Geographical Indications in India

Geographical Indication or GI Tags is an intellectual property right given over a product that originates from a specific geographical location and holds qualities that are intrinsic or reputable due to that location. A few examples of GIs are Roquefort Cheese which is a unique form of blue cheese that is aged in Roquefort-Sur-Soulzon, France; … Continue reading Registration of Geographical Indications in India

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New Rules On Statement Of Working Of Patents (Form 27): What It Means For Indian Patent Holders

In one of our previous blogs, we covered about the changes introduced through the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020 (“2020 Amendment Rules”) which came into force on October 20, 2020. Among other things, major change has been introduced with respect to the manner in which the statement of working of patent in Form 27 has to be … Continue reading New Rules On Statement Of Working Of Patents (Form 27): What It Means For Indian Patent Holders

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IPO-JPO Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program – Acceptance Of Requests For Second Year

A Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program was initiated between the Indian Patent Office (IPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) on December 5, 2019. In the first year of pilot program implementation, the IPO accepted applications in several rounds throughout the year (December 2019, March 2020, August 2020), which ended with last round … Continue reading IPO-JPO Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program – Acceptance Of Requests For Second Year

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Putting A Stop To“Vexatious” Claims In Foreign Courts: The Delhi High Court Comes To The Rescue

Introduction: The Delhi High Court in the recent case of HT Media Limited & Anr. v. Brain link International, Inc.,[i] decided to grant an anti-suit injunction against the defendant company based in the United States of America that infringed the domain name of Hindustan Times Media Ltd. (“HT”). HT sent a cease and desist notice … Continue reading Putting A Stop To“Vexatious” Claims In Foreign Courts: The Delhi High Court Comes To The Rescue

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Patent Amendment Rules, 2020

In 2019, the Indian Patent Office published the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020, which came into force starting 20th October, 2019. The Office had invited everyone to submit their objections and/or suggestions in regard to the proposed Patent rules. On 22nd October, 2020 post taking all suggestions into consideration, the Central Government published the Patent (Amendment) … Continue reading Patent Amendment Rules, 2020

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Softwares Copyrightable Under The Indian Copy Right Act

Introduction Computer instructions that tell the computer how to work is software. Software is an extremely sensitive creation for the creator. Software is at risk at every stage of its construction. There is a risk of the creation getting stolen, hacked or leaked. Once such a calamity happens the creation is compromised. The drawbacks of … Continue reading Softwares Copyrightable Under The Indian Copy Right Act

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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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