Month: October 2018

Patent Lawsuit Against Stevia Suppliers

PureCircle USA, Inc. a subsidiary of PureCircle Ltd. and PureCircle, Sdn Bhd, which is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court against Sweegen, Inc. claiming that Sweegen’s and Blue California’s Bestevia® are infringing its patent (U.S. Patent No. 9,243,273) which is a method for making Rebaudioside X (Reb-M) … Continue reading Patent Lawsuit Against Stevia Suppliers

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Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Licensing Agreement Between Microsoft And Trugrid

Microsoft Corp. and Trugrid (N.E. Desktop Software, Inc.) have entered into a licensing agreement to enable access to Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) technology for TruGrid’s simple and secure workplace, hosted in Microsoft Azure. This agreement will give a client straightforward yet secure access solutions to do business in digital world. The RDP license allows … Continue reading Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Licensing Agreement Between Microsoft And Trugrid

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Evolution of Intellectual Property Protection in Myanmar

On February 15, Upper house (Amyothar Hluttaw) Parliament of the Union of Myanmar adopted Trademark and Geographical Indication Bill, Industrial Design Bill, Patent Bill and Copyright Bill. Amendments were made in Copyright bill by Lower house (Pyithu Hluttaw) which was returned to Upper house on Sept. 12. The approval process of the same is now … Continue reading Evolution of Intellectual Property Protection in Myanmar

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Apple Fights Qualcomm Patents With 5G And National Security Claims

Apple and Qualcomm’s long battle over patent licensing fees has taken a surprising turn due to 5G and national security concerns.  The International Trade Commission hearing in Washington, D.C may block the import of certain iPhones that allegedly to violate Qualcomm patents. A very peculiar claim by Apple says that banning iPhones made with patent-infringing … Continue reading Apple Fights Qualcomm Patents With 5G And National Security Claims

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Copyright Societies And The Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012

Introduction Copyright Societies are formed to collectively administer the work in order to protect its copyright, these societies are formed and managed by authors and owners of such works. It is not practically possible for every author or owners to keep a track of all the uses of their work. When a person becomes a … Continue reading Copyright Societies And The Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012

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Microsoft and LG Renew Patent Cross License Agreement

Microsoft Corp. and LG Electronics Inc. have announced in REDMOND, Washington. on  Aug. 19, 2018  that they have entered into a patent cross-license agreement to further the development of the company’s current and future product lines. This agreement between Microsoft and LG Electronics provides overall coverage under  patent portfolio for LG’s tablets, mobile phones and … Continue reading Microsoft and LG Renew Patent Cross License Agreement

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A Win Over The Battle Of Trademark Infringement By Registered Mark Dealing Under A Different Class

The Delhi High Court in the matter of L’AIR Liquid Societe Anonyme Pour I Etude Et I Exploitation Des proceded Georges Claude And Anr. v. M/S Liquid AIR & Ors. reaffirmed that even if a registered trademark is used as business name or trading style, it will constitute infringement under section 29(5) of Trademarks Act. … Continue reading A Win Over The Battle Of Trademark Infringement By Registered Mark Dealing Under A Different Class

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Office Memorandum From Ministry Of Environment, Forest And Climate Change: A Much Needed Respite For The Bioscience Researchers And Companies

Biological diversity and ecosystem have always been global concerns, due to which various countries including India signed and ratified Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In order to meet the obligation under the said convention and furthermore to conserve the biological diversity as well as to provide mechanism for its sustainable use and equitable sharing of benefits … Continue reading Office Memorandum From Ministry Of Environment, Forest And Climate Change: A Much Needed Respite For The Bioscience Researchers And Companies

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Microsoft Cross Licensing

Microsoft grants licenses to companies under fair and reasonable terms. It is important for the company claiming license to adhere with the Microsoft’s IP licensing policy. The process for granting license is non-exclusive and is based on “commercially reasonable” terms i.e. terms under which other technology industry license is granted. Microsoft entered into more than … Continue reading Microsoft Cross Licensing

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Fashion & Intellectual Property

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel Fashion industry is at an all-time high and the present size of the market is a $US1 Billion. Many established players together … Continue reading Fashion & Intellectual Property

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