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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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Patent Revocation Through Counterclaims: Trends And Practices In India

We at Khurana & Khurana, have received numerous queries regarding the filing of counterclaims to evoke revocation of patents in India. To address the same, Utkarsh Mishra & Abhijeet, our interns have analyzed a few exemplary judgments to make the trend and the position clear with respect to such revocations. It is pertinent to mention … Continue reading Patent Revocation Through Counterclaims: Trends And Practices In India

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All about Article 370 (Jammu & Kashmir) From Dawn till Dusk

There has always a reference drawn to draconian Article 370 whenever the Kashmir issue rises. In fact there was always a need to amend Article 370 but now after the Pulwama Attack on 14 February in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred the demands to scrap of the same has intensified. But What is Article 370, Why … Continue reading All about Article 370 (Jammu & Kashmir) From Dawn till Dusk

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Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2018

Introduction On the 4th December, 2018, The Ministry of Commerce and Industry released the draft (rules amendment) for Patents Act 1970. These rules are mainly amended with respect to international applications, patent opposition and a few form related extensions. The Central Government proposes to make these amendments in exercise of the powers conferred by section … Continue reading Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2018

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Importance Of India As A Target Country For Design Registration

India has witnessed a long journey since 2000, when its GDP at 46,214.68 crores INR started to rise phenomenally to almost five times, to around 2.26 Lakh Crore INR in 2016 [1]. Since contribution towards it can be traced back to three major sectors of economy, mainly, agrarian, manufacturing and service sector, it is reasonable … Continue reading Importance Of India As A Target Country For Design Registration

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TATTOOS AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY- AN INDIAN PERSPECTIVE

INTRODUCTION: Tim Parks in his book[1] wrote “You will only have copyright in a society that places a very high value on the individual, the individual intellect, the products of individual intellect.” In an overtly aware society like ours, there is no doubt that we not only value but are also more aware of our … Continue reading TATTOOS AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY- AN INDIAN PERSPECTIVE

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INDIA’S PROTECTION TO SECRETS OF TRADE

Introduction The global econoamy is trending towards an era of protectionism as can be seen from policies such as “Make America Great Again” and “Make in India”, thereby increasing the significance on exports and the manufacturing sector. As a corollary effect, the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) protection also increases due to the need to … Continue reading INDIA’S PROTECTION TO SECRETS OF TRADE

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE PHILIPPINES (IPOPHL) LAUNCHED PATENT PROSECUTION HIGHWAY (PPH) PILOT PROGRAM WITH THE EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE (EPO)

European Patent Office (hereinafter “EPO”) had launched the Patent Prosecution Highway (hereinafter “PPH”) program on July 1st, 2017 [1]. The PPH Pilot Program is part of the agreement made between Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (hereinafter “IPOPHL”), Director General Atty. Josephine R. Santiago and EPO President, Benoit Battistelli on 5 October 2016 [2] at … Continue reading INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OF THE PHILIPPINES (IPOPHL) LAUNCHED PATENT PROSECUTION HIGHWAY (PPH) PILOT PROGRAM WITH THE EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE (EPO)

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Headline: Dealing with John Doe Orders in India

Standfirst: In an effort to reduce piracy, the media and film industries are increasingly seeking John Doe orders against internet service providers, illegal unlicensed distributors and cable operators, say Amruta Mahuli, Abhijeet Deshmukh and Abhishek Pandurangi of Khurana and Khurana. Pullquote: “The injunctions on blocking of entire websites ought not be granted ‘unless it is … Continue reading Headline: Dealing with John Doe Orders in India

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Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Patenting of Biological Inventions in India – Part I (Section – 6)

The Biological Diversity Act of 2002 (BDA) is a piece of Indian legislation which came into being in response to compliance with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to which India is a ratified member. In fact, India has taken the lead among developing and developed nations both in introducing a substantive legislation in conformance … Continue reading Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Patenting of Biological Inventions in India – Part I (Section – 6)

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