Tag: Japan

Can A Single Colour Acquire Protection?

In 2015, Hitachi filed an application for a colour mark registration with JPO consisting of a single colour – an unassuming orange – over its hydraulic excavators. Hitachi holds a 20% market share of hydraulic excavators since the past forty years in Japan. A questionnaire-survey showed that approximately 96% of traders in the construction industry … Continue reading Can A Single Colour Acquire Protection?

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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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PPH- A Step towards Dilution of Indian Patent Regime?

India is a major hub for industrial activities and economic investments. Increased investments from foreign countries will surely boost India’s economy and facilitate a dynamic and fast-growing economic environment. In today’s world, Intellectual Property has emerged to be the most significant and valuable resource there is and India has recognized the same. Realizing the fact … Continue reading PPH- A Step towards Dilution of Indian Patent Regime?

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“Should there be a single global institution with exclusive competence to conduct international negotiations on intellectual property rights? If so, should this be WIPO, the WTO or some other body?”

INTRODUCTION For harmonising IPRs at international level, providing common forum for negotiation and resolving disputes between members state we need single global institution. Earlier WIPO was the main forum for international negotiations of IPR and then WTO implemented TRIPs agreement came and become main forum replacing WIPO. Both these institutions working method is different, and … Continue reading “Should there be a single global institution with exclusive competence to conduct international negotiations on intellectual property rights? If so, should this be WIPO, the WTO or some other body?”

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