Tag: Intellectual Property

A Brief of the Design (Amendment) Rules, 2021

On June 7, 2019, in a historic move, India sent its instruments of accession to the Nice Agreement, Vienna Agreement, and the Locarno Agreement. The Nice and the Vienna Agreement are treaties that concern themselves with the International Classification of Trademarks, the Locarno Agreement Establishes an International Classification for Industrial Designs. Although, India followed these … Continue reading A Brief of the Design (Amendment) Rules, 2021

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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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IPAB Puts Stay On Use Of Trademark N95

On 4th December 2020, the IPAB, Delhi passed an interim stay of operation on the trademark registration of the word “N95”- with registration number 4487559 in class 10. The rectification application was filed under section 57 of the Trade mark Act, 1000 for the removal of the “N95” label. The court held that N95 mark … Continue reading IPAB Puts Stay On Use Of Trademark N95

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Trademark Valuation And Taxation

Trademark Valuation Trademark is defined as a mark (may include symbols, colour, shape, packaging of goods, etc.) that encompasses the capability to geographically represent and distinguish the goods or services of one party from other parties.It is a set of rights that enables the use of such marks by the owner to the exclusion of … Continue reading Trademark Valuation And Taxation

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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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Delhi High Court – Proposed Patent Rules

The Delhi High Court recently divulged into seeking suggestions and comments from members of the Bar in to draft rules to govern Patent Suits. The invitation to make suggestions to the proposed “The High Court of Delhi Rules Governing Patent Suits, 2020” are to be sent to the office of the Registrar General at jrrules.dhc@gov.in, within 4 … Continue reading Delhi High Court – Proposed Patent Rules

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Patent Infringement Suit: Interdigital Vc Holdings Inc V. Xiaomi Corporation

Recently, two patent infringement complaints were filed by an American mobile and video technology company InterDigital VC Holdings Inc., against the Chinese phone making company Xiaomi Corporation, in the Delhi High Court, alleging unauthorised use of five cellular 3G and 4G patents and three H.265/HEVC (High efficiency video coding patents) by them.The suit by InterDigital … Continue reading Patent Infringement Suit: Interdigital Vc Holdings Inc V. Xiaomi Corporation

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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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Ex Parte Interim Orders: Ex Parte Relief

Justice delayed is justice denied. One need not be lawyer to understand the gravity of the legal maxim as this is Magna Carta of the Constitution of India. The problem of delay becomes graver when justice is to be imparted in a situation where a litigation is progressing after an ex parte injunction order, which … Continue reading Ex Parte Interim Orders: Ex Parte Relief

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