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Patent Licensing

What is Patent Licensing? Licensing is a process where the owner of the product gives permission to another entity who can extract benefit from the licensed product. Same as that licensing a patent means the owner is giving access to another individual or organisation to make, use and sell etc. with his patented invention. Usually … Continue reading Patent Licensing

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Trademark Infringement: Officer’s Choice Vs. Fauji

About Officer’s Choice Officer’s Choice commonly known as ‘OC’, is an Indian whisky brand which is owned by Allied Blenders & Distillers (ABD). It is considered to be one of the largest spirit brands in the world. In 2015 Officer’s Choice overtook Smirnoff vodka to become the world’s largest selling spirit brand. In the year of 2014, this Brand sold 28.4 … Continue reading Trademark Infringement: Officer’s Choice Vs. Fauji

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European Union Directive On Copyright

Introduction The efforts of the European Union (EU) to pass a new copyright law has just received a much-needed push. In a meeting held on Friday[1], ambassadors from a majority of EU member countries have agreed to the draft directive rules. With the final agreement on the draft rules expected to come before the February … Continue reading European Union Directive On Copyright

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Deceptive Similarity and Judicial View

Trademarks play a vital role in creating a brand name and goodwill of any business. Not only does it helps in creating a brand value but also, aids in revenue generation. Being of such vital importance, trademark is vulnerable to getting infringed and/or misused. One such way of trademark is making “deceptively similar” trademarks. “Deceptively … Continue reading Deceptive Similarity and Judicial View

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Thailand’s Government Orders Halt to Medical Marijuana Patents

Last month Parliament of Thailand had legalized marijuana-based products for Medical use and it was declared “The first South East Asian country” to legalize Marijuana. On 28th Jan 2019, Military government of Thailand suspended its further usage and production for medical use by raising concern that foreign pharmaceutical companies might try to monopolize the market. In … Continue reading Thailand’s Government Orders Halt to Medical Marijuana Patents

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Myanmar Passed Legislation To Protect Intellectual Property

Myanmar government’s efforts paid off by passing first legislation which will be passed into law. Government stepped forward to improve its intellectual property laws formaking Myanmar an eye-catching destination for foreign investors. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has prepared four draft IP bills with cooperation of the Union Attorney General’s Office and other … Continue reading Myanmar Passed Legislation To Protect Intellectual Property

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Paving The ‘FRAND’ Way Ahead For SEP Licensing

When the IPhone 7 was unveiled and Apple confirmed that the headphone jack,an undying invention since the 19th century, wouldn’t be a feature anymore, the whole world went berserk. In the absence of a headphone jack, users were forced to use lightning or Bluetooth headphones which were 10x costlier than the traditional headphones which featured … Continue reading Paving The ‘FRAND’ Way Ahead For SEP Licensing

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Impact Of Medimmune Case

Introduction The MedImmune case[1] arose when MedImmune, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, challenged the validity of Cabilly patent II granted to Genentech, a biotechnology corporation. MedImmune had signed an agreement with Genentech, which was the patent holder, to license the Cabilly I patent and the then-pending Cabilly II patent application, entitling MedImmune to make, use, and … Continue reading Impact Of Medimmune Case

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Patentability of Genetically Modified Plant Breeds: The Monsanto Conclusion

On January 08, 2019, the Supreme Court of India, in the matter of Monsanto Technology LLC v. Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd.[1] held that genetically modified cotton seeds were patentable, and allowed U.S. company Monsanto to file their patent claims. The bench, comprising of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Navin Sinha, set aside the order of the Division … Continue reading Patentability of Genetically Modified Plant Breeds: The Monsanto Conclusion

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Indonesia Issued Regulations on Recordal of IP License Agreements

Understanding of Enactment In order to make registered IP agreements to be fully effective, Indonesian government has issued regulations for Recordation of Intellectual Property License Agreement. This enactment will enable the licensor to easily license their Trademarks to the third Party. Benefits from Agreement This recordation of IP agreements shall benefit the Businesses through stable … Continue reading Indonesia Issued Regulations on Recordal of IP License Agreements

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