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IP Awareness Session Conducted at KJS College, Mumbai

Growth of a nation is majorly driven by the youth. Specifically for a country like India, that has more than 50% of its population below the age of 25 years, it is crucial to have Intellectual Property (IP) Awareness in order to protect ingenious innovations. Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys along with its … Continue reading IP Awareness Session Conducted at KJS College, Mumbai

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India’s First Judgement on Standard Essential Patents

Introduction Our lives, nowadays, seem to revolve around devices; technological devices like computers, cell phones, more importantly smartphones using 3G/4G networks, and even the earphones and headphones and other music players through which we listen to music. For the proper functioning of the devices, they have to comply with certain standard. These standards may include … Continue reading India’s First Judgement on Standard Essential Patents

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IP Awareness Session at CDOT

Intellectual Property (IP) awareness facilitates an individual to protect his Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). It also helps to evaluate the quality of Invention on grounds of Obviousness and Novelty. Khurana and Khurana (K&K), along with IIPRD, has always believed in spreading IP awareness through its initiatives to make people IP literate. Recently, Mrs. Madhulika Kapoor, from … Continue reading IP Awareness Session at CDOT

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Crash Course For Cracking Patent Agent Examination (PAE) 2018

IIPRD, along with Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) has decided to play a supportive role in supporting the prospective candidates for patent agents in their pursuit for success in the upcoming Indian Patent Examination to be held on October 28th, 2018 by preparing the candidates exhaustively and comprehensively with regard to every … Continue reading Crash Course For Cracking Patent Agent Examination (PAE) 2018

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Significance of Universities in Filing Patent Application

Universities and Institutes are considered to be the most important foundation for growth of any country. It is the place where most of the basic research is carried out, giving way to inventions. As Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)act as a shield to such invention from being misused by third parties, and help in commercialization of … Continue reading Significance of Universities in Filing Patent Application

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Case summary of “Cabell v. Zorro Productions, Inc.”

BRIEF INSIGHT INTO THE DISPUTE: Introduction: This case is a result of copyright infringement of a musical based on the story of Zorro.The character of Zorro originally was developed by Johnst McCulley which was further adapted in stories. All of the stories are part of public domain. Cabell (hereinafter “the plaintiff”) made a musical based … Continue reading Case summary of “Cabell v. Zorro Productions, Inc.”

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Too General To Be Trademark-Able: A “Cocky” Debate

There have been plethora of cases in India and abroad that discuss the menace caused due to monopolization of general English terms in course of business. The argument given by the proprietors is that to get a trademark over a name, it is important that the name is arbitrary and it does not describe the … Continue reading Too General To Be Trademark-Able: A “Cocky” Debate

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IP as Security (Canara Bank v NG Subbaraya Setty)

The cause of action for this case arose in 2003 on the assignment of the trademark ‘EENADU” by the defendant, NG Subbaraya Setty, in favor of the Petitioners, Canara Bank. This lead to two separate lawsuits: one by the borrower over cancellation of the assignment and another to recover the sum of money paid as … Continue reading IP as Security (Canara Bank v NG Subbaraya Setty)

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Samsung Acquires Hera Wi-Fi Patents Through (Patent Troll?) Sisvel

Sisvel UK Limited (“Sisvel”) arranged and finalized a Wi-Fi patent license agreement between Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (“Samsung”) and Hera Wireless S.A. (“Hera”), on June 7, 2018. Hera is the wholly owned subsidiary of Sisvel International S.A., the holding company of the Sisvel Group. The Sisvel Group has companies in major countries across the world … Continue reading Samsung Acquires Hera Wi-Fi Patents Through (Patent Troll?) Sisvel

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Case Summary Of “Coca Cola Company V Glacier Water Industries Ltd.”

This article summarises the judgment of High Court of New Delhi dated 28thFebruary 2018 in the case “Coca Cola Company v Glacier Water Industries Ltd.”. Brief Insight Into The Dispute: Introduction: This case pertains to the infringement, passing off and unfair competition of registered trademark ‘KINLEY’. Coca Cola Company (hereinafter “the plaintiff”) is the registered … Continue reading Case Summary Of “Coca Cola Company V Glacier Water Industries Ltd.”

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