201911.15
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CIPAM workshop at Nashik Police Academy

Privileged to be invited by CIPAM to speak at first Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop recently held at Nashik Police Academy on Trademarks law, infringement cases, provisions of Information Technology Act and role of IPR in the cyber space. The workshop was attended by various police officers to be trained as master trainers! The sessions…

201911.14
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Delhi High Court intervenes to streamline functioning of Trademarks Registry

The Trademarks Registry recently received a directive from the Delhi High Court to lay down the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be borne in mind by the officials working at the Registry to improve efficiencies and facilitate the process of prosecution and other related matters. The directions have been issued in the case of writ…

201910.22
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Strict test for comparing Nutraceuticals marks

Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd (Sun) has filed this suit before the Delhi High Court to restrain the Defendant, Ajanta Pharma Ltd (Ajanta) from using the mark GLOTAB. Sun and Ajanta are registered proprietors of the GLOEYE and GLOTAB marks respectively both of which are used for treating eye ailments. Interestingly both parties’ products are registered…

201910.18
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India-Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Alliances are now a reality

Indian Patent Office (IPO) is trying to walk the path that t USPTO paved in 2006 by extending its first PPH program to the Japanese patent office (JPO) on a pilot basis. To implement PPH, the Indian patent office has brought amendment in the Patent Rules 2003 notified in September 2019. The objective is to…

201910.04
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Hullabaloo over Working Statement under the Indian Patent Act

The filing of working statement is a peculiar requirement under the Indian Patent Act. Section146 (1) read with Rule 131 (2), requires every Patent holder to submit before 31st March, a statement on Form 27 to declare whether a Patent has been worked or not in India. The structure of the form and details required to be…

201909.26
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The Unreal Campaign INTA – Engagement session at Symbiosis Law School with INTA president David Lossignol

On 26th September, our Partner Rachna Bakhru joined INTA’s President David Lossignol to deliver Unreal presentation to more than 180 students at Symbiosis Law College, Noida campus. An interactive session that lasted for nearly 2 hours had students quizzing David on economics of counterfeit products. Use of Child labour by counterfeiters was of particular interest…