201912.09
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Session on Intellectual Property for Start-ups at 91springboard, New Delhi

Our lawyers Suvarna Pandey and Shabnam Khan conducted a highly focussed session on Intellectual Property for start-ups at 91springboard’s Okhla facility. The session was attended by a number of tech based start-ups, technical students, designers, inventors and digital marketing companies and was aimed at providing practical and relevant knowledge to the audience for handling their…

201911.27
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Polo player device for fragrances not publici juris

Does registration of a composite mark confer on the proprietor monopoly over prominent features of the mark? This is the crux of the issue in the lis between two entities dealing in perfumes and fragrances. The Plaintiffs, Lifestyle Equities C.V. and Ors (Lifestyle) has filed suit against the Defendants, Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club…

201911.24
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Geo-blocking or global take-down

In the real world, we are territorially bound. In the virtual world, the boundaries do not exist. In the given scenario, application of the law of the land to the virtual world without any metes and bounds is a debatable territory. In one of the recent cases, Swami Ramdev v. Facebook [CS (OS) 27/2019], the Delhi…

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…

201911.12
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Indian IP Office Annual Report 2018 – A further step towards the progress

The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indications (Patent and Trademark Office) issued annual report for the year 2017-2018 analyzing how the office has performed. Listing out important achievement in terms of improvement in IP administration, digital reforms and reengineering of IP procedures that has resulted in decreased pendency and…

201911.05
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The draft patent rules comes into effect

The Indian Patent Office has notified Patent amendment rules on December 4th 2018 which after stakeholders consultation have now been finalized. The major changes brought by the rules are: Encourage electronic submission of documents: In order to further digitize the operations and move towards paperless office, the new Rules require that all documents including executed form…