202102.01
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Court frowns upon bad faith adoption

‘Thirumala’ a sacred town in Chittor district, Andhra Pradesh famous for Lord Venkateswara’s temple https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venkateswara_Temple,_Tirumala is being subject of trademark tussle between two entities dealing in milk and dairy products. The Plaintiff, Tirumala Milk Products Private Limited (TMPL), registered proprietor of the mark filed the suit at the Madras High Court against the Defendants, Swaraj…

202101.29
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Snapdeal has no criminal liability for the sale of SUHAGRA-100

The ruling of the single judge of Karnataka High Court holding that an e-commerce marketplace being an ‘intermediary’ is not liable for any action or inaction on the part of a vendor/seller has come as a significant relief for e-commerce portals and their directors/officers. The court thus proceeded to quash criminal proceedings against the Directors…

202101.19
21

A roundup of key IP developments of 2020

As we begin a new year, there is optimism and hope given the unprecedented challenges businesses and consumers faced during 2020. Our post provides a round-up of key developments in legislative, regulatory, and judicial arena that highlight the Indian IP environment remains vibrant. Indian courts and IP offices adapt to the “new normal” The IP…

202101.18
2

Session on ‘IPR in Digital World’ for SPCE Mumbai

Our Managing Partner, Mr. Ranjan Narula was recently invited by Sardar Vidya Bhavan’s Sardar Patel College of Engineering (SPCE), Mumbai to deliver an educational session to their students on IPR in Digital World. The one-week workshop on ‘Strategic Issues in IPR and Innovation’ was organized from January 11th To January 16th, 2021. The session on…

202101.11
21

Celebrities Beware- think before you endorse a product!

In an interesting case, District Consumer Redressal Forum in Kerala (CC 345/12) recently passed an order penalizing the Malayalam movie actor Anoop Menon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anoop_Menon  and the manufacturers of Dhathri Hair Cream https://www.dhathri.com/hair-protector/p/15327821 for making false claims in an advertisement issued in 2012. The movie star and Dhathri were ordered to pay compensation to the complainant and a fine imposed…

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,…