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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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India’s time to delve into IP laws

Shireen Shukla, legal intern at Kkurana & Khurana, probes the recent International IP Index report, released by U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where India stood at 43rd position, out of 45 countries. On 8th February, 2017 U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its 5th annual International IP Index, “The Roots of Innovation,” rating 45 world economies on patents, … Continue reading India’s time to delve into IP laws

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Expedited examination and non-expedited (normal) examination: Who can file request for examination?

With effect from May 16, 2016 (effective date for Patent (amendment) rules, 2016), provision of expedited examination was introduced in the Patent system of India. This article does not intend to discuss the different timelines within which request for examination has to be filed in different situations, rather article is restricted to the eligibility of … Continue reading Expedited examination and non-expedited (normal) examination: Who can file request for examination?

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Effect of Union Budget, 2017 on the R&D/ Intellectual Property Practices in India

Union budget that was highly waited for (after demonetization) had gained more attention also due to preponing to February 01, 2017. As a matter of fact, every year budget has certain impact on various industries including IP industry and R&D sectors. In this article, we will try to analyze possible effects of 2017 budget on … Continue reading Effect of Union Budget, 2017 on the R&D/ Intellectual Property Practices in India

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REVOCATION OF PATENTS ACCORDING TO INDIAN PATENT ACT, 1970: INSIGHT

This article focuses on the revocation proceedings which is one of the mechanisms available for annulations of Patents in India. What is revocation of a patent? When a patent has been sealed or granted, it is not always the case that the patent shall stay unhindered by any third party till the life of the … Continue reading REVOCATION OF PATENTS ACCORDING TO INDIAN PATENT ACT, 1970: INSIGHT

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