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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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Amended Patent Procedures in Vietnam

Vietnam amended its Intellectual Property Laws in the form of Circular No. 16/2016/TT-BKHCN which came into force on 15th January, 2018 The amendments done in patent procedures were mostly related to application rules, patent applications, and examination procedures. Below are the main changes in patent procedures: 1. 6-month grace period for late PCT national phase … Continue reading Amended Patent Procedures in Vietnam

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No Monopoly over Hepatitis C- SIPO

A long battle over the monopoly control of Hepatitis C medicine was concluded by China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). SIPO has cancelled the Patent claims for oral drug hepatitis C drug ‘sofosbuvir’, which was earlier granted to US pharmaceutical corporation Gilead Sciences.   This drug was an important medicine that was used for treatment of … Continue reading No Monopoly over Hepatitis C- SIPO

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Japanese Toymakers Enhance Efforts to Battle Counterfeits

Toymakers in Japan are taking strong measures against counterfeit products being sold overseas, especially in China. As International sales are increasing, firms are alarmed because of increasing chances of production and sale of counterfeit product leading to huge losses to these firms. Such counterfeit products not only create confusion among consumers, but also damages the … Continue reading Japanese Toymakers Enhance Efforts to Battle Counterfeits

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Smart IP: Blockchain Technology in China

What is blockchain? Blockchain is open ledger of information where people can record and track transactions which can be exchanged and confirmed on a peer-to-peer network. It allows multiple users to verify the transaction & control how record of information is amended and updated. Administrator keeps control of database and further provides access and permission … Continue reading Smart IP: Blockchain Technology in China

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China’s Focus on Improving IPR Protection and Become Power House of IP

The history of Chinese intellectual property has only progressed intermittently. During Second World War, China had no system of Patent Protection. In 1980s, it became a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and started developing intellectual property laws that governed and protected the rights of Chinese inventions. There seem to be an evolution … Continue reading China’s Focus on Improving IPR Protection and Become Power House of IP

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Patent Trolling

Introduction A patent is an exclusive right that is granted to an inventor for a specified number of years to make, use, and sell an invention. Once the right s provided, no other person can use the invention without proper license from the patentee. This right is provided to protect such inventors legally from any … Continue reading Patent Trolling

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