202007.28
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Engineering Drawings: A Case of Copyright or Design

This post analyses the challenges of protecting engineering or technical drawing that are likely to be transformed into a product. Should it be protected as an “artistic work” under the Copyright Act or as a “design” under the Designs Act? For a commercial enterprise, generally, a drawing follows a prototype before making the final product,…

202007.27
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Webinar on IP by H. & G. H. Mansukhani Institute of Management, Mumbai in collaboration with BIAP (Board of Industry-Academia Partnership)

As part of the Faculty Development Program, a two day webinar on Intellectual Property was organised by Mansukhani Institute of Management, Mumbai in collaboration with BIAP on July 23 and July 24, 2020. Our lawyers, Abhishek Nangia and Shabnam Khan were invited to conduct the sessions on ‘Basics of Intellectual Property’ and ‘Counterfeiting of Trademarks’….

202007.24
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BDR looses LULIBET over similarity with LABEBET

Sun Pharma Laboratories Limited (Sun Pharma), and BDR Pharmaceuticals have locked horns over the marks LABEBET and LULIBET. Sun Pharma is the registered proprietor of the trademark LABEBET in class 5 since 2009. Sun Pharma brought a trademark infringement and passing off action against BDR Pharmaceuticals International Pvt. Ltd. (BDR Pharma) and its contract manufacturer…

202007.22
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Upcoming webinar on July 26, 2020 – “The Master Class for Aspiring Angel Investors, Do’s and Don’ts for Investing In Healthcare”

Our Partner, Mr. Rajiv Suri will be speaking at the webinar titled as THE MASTER CLASS FOR ASPIRING ANGEL INVESTORS, DO’S AND DON’TS FOR INVESTING IN HEALTHCARE. The webinar is being organized for angel investors on July 26, 2020. Mr. Suri is one of the distinguished Panelists who will highlight the due diligence aspects required…

202007.14
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Suppression of facts and delay proves costly for Ajanta Pharma

The use of a mark for export trade is sufficient to maintain an action for trademark infringement and passing off The delay coupled with non-disclosure of knowledge of use can affect obtaining an interim injunction which is a discretionary relief. The Plaintiff, Ajanta Pharma Ltd (Ajanta), the registered proprietor of the mark AMADAY filed suit…

202007.13
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Rush for CORONA marks at Indian Trademark Registry

The business opportunities emerging from health scare caused by coronavirus pandemic, has resulted in many small and big pharmaceutical companies worldwide filing for trademarks containing the word CORONA. India is not far behind. A search in class 5 shows 25 pending applications for the marks containing the expression CORONA. All of the marks have been…

202006.28
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Webinar on Awareness on Anti-Counterfeiting and Enforcement in the Wake of Covid-19 Disruption in India

The International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Anti counterfeiting South Asia Subcommittee and the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) jointly conducted a series of webinars on “Awareness on Anti-Counterfeiting and Enforcement in the Wake of Covid-19 Disruption in India” on June 24, 2020. The three part series was a interesting string of topics and discussion…

202006.27
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Webinar on VC Investment Due Diligence Master Class

A webinar titled THE VC Investment Due Diligence Master Class was conducted by BIORX Venture Advisors on June 27, 2020. The webinar highlighted the overall due diligence which is required to be conducted while making investments in organisations and commercial set ups. Mr. Rajiv Suri, who heads our Firm’s prosecution and transactional practice, presented his…

202006.24
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Changing the face of copyright

In the Philippines’ National Intellectual Property Strategy 2020-2025 report, experts have found that there remains to be a low level of awareness on copyright in the Philippines – and on intellectual property in general. This intertwines with another issue: the lack of statistical data to understand how big the copyright-based sector is in the Philippines….