201901.18
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Legal Era Intellectual Property Awards-2019

Rachna Bakhru, Partner was recently recognized as ‘Women Star in IP’ by Legal Era. She was awarded at a glittering award ceremony held in Mumbai- Legal Era Intellectual Property Awards-2019. RNA congratulates her !!! We are extremely proud to have her on our leadership team.

201901.09
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Country Guides 2018 Update Live!

INTA’s country guides are a useful resource that many of the experienced practitioners contribute to make it happen. The 2018 guide is now live and can be accessed at Country Guides 2018 Update. It is a very useful searchable database of practical information on trademark filing, prosecution, registration, maintenance and enforcement in a number of…

201901.07
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India – 10 Key IP cases and developments of 2018

Patent office take steps for being a Smart Office:The Indian Patent and Trademarks Offices have considered the need to build efficiency adapting technology to make prosecution quicker. Towards achieving this objective, both offices have now started to provide option of conducting hearing through video conferencing. In addition to this, the Controller General of Patents, Designs…

201901.04
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Intermediaries Beware!

The online marketplaces set by e-commerce portals claiming to be Intermediaries were under scrutiny by the Delhi High Court.  The portals currently enjoy immunity under safe harbour provisions laid out in the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000. This was examined by the Single Judge of the Delhi High Court in a series of cases brought by Christian Louboutin…

201812.20
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IPO proposes Rule changes in Patent Act

The Indian Patent Office has released draft amendment rules on December 4th 2018. The majority changes are in view of expediting examination of the applications and the provision of having the bench of controller/s for deciding pre-grant opposition matters in contrast to the single controller as per the existing practice. With respect to expediting the…

201812.19
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Our lawyers speak on “IP Crimes in Digital Space” to Police Academies in Punjab, Himachal and Meghalaya!

When and Where: November 28-29, 2018 at Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur December 11-13, 2018 at Himachal Pradesh Police Academy, Daroh December 17-19, 2018 at North Eastern Police Academy, Shillong Our Partner, Ms. Rachna Bakhru and Associate Partner, Mr. Daleep Kumar delivered presentations at IPR workshops held for Police officials in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya….

201812.13
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The India-UK Future Tech Festival

When December 11 and 12, 2018 Where The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi   Suvarna Pandey, from our Patent team attended India-UK Future Tech Festival held in New Delhi. The event was one of the initiative under the India-UK Technology Partnership, covering discussions on topics like AI/ Data, India UK Tech Hubs, Cluster Partnerships, Future Healthcare,…

201812.07
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Challenges of Protecting Database as confidential Information

In a hard hitting judgement, the Delhi High Court dismissed the case of a logistics company (Navigators Logistics Ltd) that sought to restraint its ex employees and an independent contractor working in logistics sector from using confidential data, customer database, accounts information, airway drawings, airway bills templates, plans, reports, taxes and other financial information. The…

201812.06
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Mankind Pharma fails to stop Mercykind

‘Mankind’ and ‘Mercykind’ two words which in common parlance relate to humanity and forgiveness was the bone of contention in an action before the Delhi High Court between two pharmaceutical entities operating under the Mercykind and Mankind tradename.  Mankind Pharma Ltd (Mankind) filed suit against Mercykind Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd (Mercykind) alleging trademark infringement and passing…