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…

201910.22
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Strict test for comparing Nutraceuticals marks

Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd (Sun) has filed this suit before the Delhi High Court to restrain the Defendant, Ajanta Pharma Ltd (Ajanta) from using the mark GLOTAB. Sun and Ajanta are registered proprietors of the GLOEYE and GLOTAB marks respectively both of which are used for treating eye ailments. Interestingly both parties’ products are registered…

201910.18
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India-Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Alliances are now a reality

Indian Patent Office (IPO) is trying to walk the path that t USPTO paved in 2006 by extending its first PPH program to the Japanese patent office (JPO) on a pilot basis. To implement PPH, the Indian patent office has brought amendment in the Patent Rules 2003 notified in September 2019. The objective is to…

201910.04
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Hullabaloo over Working Statement under the Indian Patent Act

The filing of working statement is a peculiar requirement under the Indian Patent Act. Section146 (1) read with Rule 131 (2), requires every Patent holder to submit before 31st March, a statement on Form 27 to declare whether a Patent has been worked or not in India. The structure of the form and details required to be…

201909.26
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The Unreal Campaign INTA – Engagement session at Symbiosis Law School with INTA president David Lossignol

On 26th September, our Partner Rachna Bakhru joined INTA’s President David Lossignol to deliver Unreal presentation to more than 180 students at Symbiosis Law College, Noida campus. An interactive session that lasted for nearly 2 hours had students quizzing David on economics of counterfeit products. Use of Child labour by counterfeiters was of particular interest…

201909.12
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Amendments to Consumer Protection Act- what Brand owners must know!

To modernize the law relating to consumer protection and to enlarge the scope of the existing law and make it more effective and purposeful, the Consumer Protection Act 2019 has replaced the old Consumer Protection Act, 1986.  The revamping of the Act was much needed as the provisions under the old Act, which is now…