IP Session for Haryana Police Academy, Karnal

Our Partner, Abhishek Nangia, addressed police officials on August 29, 2022 at Haryana Police Academy, Karnal on Introduction, scope of Trademarks Act and role of police. The session was very well received and the police officials raised numerous interesting questions.   .


Copyright Session for Police Academy in Phillaur

Our Partner, Abhishek Nangia, addressed police officials comprising of Deputy Superintendent, Inspector and Sub-Inspector on August 25, 2022 at Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur on Overview of Copyright Act, Copyright infringement, fair use provisions, penalties under Copyright Act and role of police. The interactive session witnessed active participation from police officials, intense discussion on issues faced…


Unreal Session on Counterfeiting reaches Kunskapsskolan School

Shabnam Khan, Associate Partner and Padmini Paonam, Associate of our firm conducted a lively session on Brands and Counterfeiting on August 22, 2022. The session was conducted for over 185 enthusiastic students of Kunskapsskolan School, in Gurgaon. The session was very well received, and the students posed several interesting questions to the presenters. A number…


The Stringent Deadlines of the Patent System

The Indian patent system works on several deadlines throughout the patent prosecution cycle. While some of the deadlines are extendible, there is no flexibility in others, and as a result, missing them can result in the abandonment of the patent application. Thus, compliance with the statutory deadlines is critical to safeguard exclusive rights over the…


Delhi High Court Confirms Internet Downloaded Evidence is Admissible

In its recent judgment ‘Excitel Pvt. Ltd. vs. The Registrar of Trade Marks’, the Delhi High Court has addressed the admissibility of internet extracts as evidence in trademark proceedings before the Trademarks Office. The Court observed that rejecting internet or website extracts as evidence of use of a mark in trademark proceedings on the ground…


Delhi High Court allows the sale of allegedly infringing goods to balance equities and maintain public interest

Alkem Laboratories Ltd (Alkem) has approached the Delhi High Court seeking permission to sell the existing stock of the product ‘ALDIGESIC PAIN RELIEF’ pending the final case decision. Laborate Pharmaceuticals India Ltd (Laborate) alleged that Alkem’s product packaging of ‘ALDIGESIC’ product was similar to the product sold by them under the mark ‘LABDIC RELIEF’. The…


Frequently asked questions on Patent Invalidity Proceedings in India

What is the forum in India to file patent invalidity proceedings? The patent invalidity proceedings can be filed at the Patent Office in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai based on the office that granted the patent. However, if the defendant seeks to challenge the patent’s validity during an infringement action, the action must be transferred…


Honest and Concurrent Use – A Defence against Trademark Infringement Claim

This post covers a recent judgement of the Delhi High Court titled ‘KEI Industries Limited vs. Raman Kwatra & Anr.’ that focuses upon the issue- whether honest and concurrent use can be asserted as a defence against trademark infringement. The Plaintiff (KEI Industries) filed the suit against the Defendants alleging trademark infringement against use of…


Webinar on “Intellectual Property Rights” for the faculty and students, organised by The Technology Marketing and IPR Cell, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)

Ms Suvarna Pandey, Associate Partner, delivered a talk on “Patentability of Research and Valuation.” She spoke on how we can protect our research and evaluate its market value under the patent head. Mr Ajay Kumar, Managing Associate, informed about trademarks filling and prosecution in India. He shared his trademark handling knowledge with the participants. The…