202102.01
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IP awareness program for Department of Science and Technology (DST), Rajasthan

Ms. Rachna Bakhru, Mr. Abhishek Nangia, Ms. Suvarna Pandey from our team were invited as experts by DST Rajasthan for an IP awareness program conducted for school students on 15th January 2021. The session covered basics of Intellectual Property rights, Designs, Trademark, Patents. The session concluded with an enthusiastic participation from the students putting up…

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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,…