Attended the IPR seminar workshop on 26 April, 2023 at DTU as a guest speaker

  On April 26, 2023, a one-day seminar was held to commemorate World Intellectual Property Day, organised by Delhi Technological University, Intellectual Property Rights Cell and Industrial Research & Development Cell. The seminar featured Mr. Chandan Kumar, Senior Patent Associate of RNA, Technology and IP Attorneys, who was graciously invited to speak on the topic…


Co-working space operators at loggerheads over WORKNEST brand

Whether the rights of a registered proprietor in a mark planned for future utilization can be nullified by someone who deploys a similar mark after the filing date of the first mark and before the date of actual use by the registered proprietor. The issue has been debated earlier and has come up in this…


Workshop on “Patents and Patent Drafting” under National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission (NIPAM)

Ms. Suvarna Pandey, was invited as a Resource person for speaking on “Introduction to Patents and Patent Drafting” organized by IQAC, Lajpat Rai College, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, in collaboration with National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission (NIPAM), Intellectual Property Office CGPDTM, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, on 21st April 2023. The session was well received by the…


Design Filing grows by over 50% (IP office Annual Report 2021-2022)

A total of 22,699 design applications were submitted, an increase of 59.38% from the previous year The number of applications that originated from India during 2021-22 was 18,851, and the foreign applications were 3848. Thus, number of applications originating from India was about 83% of total filing. The top 7 Indian applicants were 1) Chitkara…


Copyright office takes Green Initiatives

The annual report released by the Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks (CGPDTM) for 2021-2022 shows interesting developments and insights into the working of the Copyright Office. Filing of copyright applications increased by 26.74%, while copyright registration increased by 26.06% compared to 2020-2021. Online application filing reached 94% of the total applications. Green…