202012.01
2

Session for ATAL Tinkering Labs

Suvarna Pandey, from our Patent team was invited to speak on “Ownership of IP Rights”. The session on Nov. 20th 2020 was part of an online Training of Teachers program on Intellectual Property Rights organized by CIPAM in collaboration with Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). The session was very well received by the attendees.    …

202011.25
2

Pharmaceutical Patenting in India

  Ms. Rachna Bakhru from our firm was recently interviewed By Asia IP Law for sharing her valuable insights on pharmaceutical patenting in India and the issues surrounding it. The informative article details out comments from leading IP practitioners in the country on Indian patent laws on pharmaceuticals. Ms. Bakhru particularly shared her expertise and…

202011.23
21

IP office Annual report shows vibrancy in Indian IP Environment

The Intellectual Property office has recently issued its Annual report for the years 2018-2019. Our post covers some interesting aspects of the report. Firstly, the report counts its notable achievement during the course of year as below: Simplification of the Patent procedures, Proposal for amending the Patents Rules in respect of revised definition of Start-up,…

202011.09
21

Court frowns upon suppression of material facts

Quests for personal gains have become so intense that those involved in litigation do not hesitate to take shelter of falsehood and misrepresent and suppress facts in the court proceedings. Materialism, opportunism and malicious intent have overshadowed the old ethos of litigative values for small gains. This post discusses the perils of suppressing material facts…

202010.30
2

One week training program on “protection and enforcement of IPRs” for BLD Institute of Research & Learning

RNA experts were invited to speak on various topics like overview of IPRs, Patent protection, Significance of IP in Digital Era, Geographical Indications, Data Privacy Laws, Dealing IPRs infringement issues along with procedures for enforcing against fake products. The program was conducted from October 5th to October 10th 2020. Mr. Ranjan Narula, Ms. Rachna Bakhru,…

202010.27
2

INTA Unreal session – National Law University, Odisha

Shabnam Khan and Ajay Kumar from our firm conducted an informative session on counterfeiting and how it affects the society, for students of National Law University, Odisha. The session was well attended and a number of questions around promoting innovation and local brands, combating counterfeiting, perils of fake products and how it affects the consumers…

202010.23
21

Indian Patent Office rolls out a new Form for filing “Working Statement”

Working Statement required to be filed by patentees every year continues to be a controversial subject. The frequent change in forms and differing stand of the Patent Office has added to the confusion. The Indian Patent Office has, after more than two years of the consultation process with stakeholders draft form that it rolled out…

202010.12
21

High Literacy rate in Kerala, not the yardstick for assessing confusion

Can the state’s literacy rate be a criterion while deciding the likelihood of confusion between the trademarks? An appeal before the High Court of Kerala challenges the District Court’s finding holding “Kerala has a high rate of literacy; the deception on account of a deceptively similar trade mark is not possible.” Facts of the case…

202010.08
22

Securing your IP Assets in a Business Transaction

As Covid19 has created business uncertainty, the M&A activity, in general, has slowed down but still there are companies/businesses that are tapping crisis opportunity to make strategic acquisitions. We outline a few commonly asked questions from IP perspective in a transaction involving transfer of IP assets. I am acquiring a business what are the IP…

202010.07
21

Differing views emerge in BOAT Vs BOULT dispute

The post discusses an interesting decision by the Delhi High Court on similarity of marks BOAT and BOULT used for consumer electronic devices such as earphones, headphones, speakers, and other accessories. Imagine marketing Pvt. Ltd (“Plaintiff”), owner of the mark BOAT has brought this action against Exotic Mile (“Defendant”), owner of the mark BOULT alleging…