201802.23
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CG notice regarding Increase in the Trade Mark Application fees

In an unexpected development, the Trademarks Office has decided to increase the official fees for new application/s and fee for expedited examination request with effect from August 1, 2014. The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (“CG”) has issued a notice requesting the Applicants/Attorneys/Proprietors to pay the balance fees before September 30, 2014.The…

201802.22
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IP Appellate Board embraces Digital India Initiative

In an interesting case involving transfer of Intellectual property between two entities located outside India where the trademarks were owned by an Australian company but used in India, the Delhi High court in an Appeal from Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) has held that such transaction is not taxable in India. Facts of the case…

201802.22
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IPAB lays down roadmap to clear backlog

The new chairman of IPAB Mr. Justice Manmohan Singh (retired) has energized its functioning soon after he assumed charge on 2nd January, 2018. Between 18th to 25th January, 2018 over 200 cases were listed in Delhi and dates for final arguments/ disposal set down. In fact, a number of cancellation/ rectification petitions where the parties…

201712.21
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Software patentability in India- a case of one step backward, one step forward

The Indian Patent Office predicament over software patents continues. The patent office has issued another version of modified guidelines for the patentability of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs) on June 30th 2017.  This is the third time the guidelines related to patentability of CRIs have been modified.    The first version of the guidelines was issued on…