Category: Design

Revised Guidelines for Examination of Computer-related Inventions (CRIs)

On 30th June 2017, the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks (CGPDTM) published Revised Guidelines for Examination of Computer-related Inventions (CRIs) that are applicable with immediate effect. The revised guidelines have replaced the Guidelines for Examination of CRIs, published on 19th February, 2016. The revised guidelines are short and precise … Continue reading Revised Guidelines for Examination of Computer-related Inventions (CRIs)

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Design Registration in Vietnam

TYPES OF DESIGNS: Industrial Design: An industrial design means a specific appearance of a product embodied by three-dimensional configurations, lines, colors, or a combination of these elements. Layout-Design: A layout-design of semiconductor integrated circuit (hereinafter referred to as layout-design) means a three-dimensional disposition of circuit elements and their interconnections in a Semi-conductor integrated circuit. PROCEDURE … Continue reading Design Registration in Vietnam

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Khurana & Khurana expands footprint in South East Asia

With business models over the world turning more idea-driven, Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) are now one of the most valuable assets for any economy. With a significant increase in IPR related activities, South East Asia is developing as a key market for IP Protection and initiating Enforcement actions. Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys … Continue reading Khurana & Khurana expands footprint in South East Asia

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NEPAL’S IP LAW: AN ENCAPSULATION

Intellectual property law in Nepal is comparatively new and it enjoys the extension provided for under the TRIPS agreement to the least developed country. The Patents, Designs and Trademarks are protected under one head, and the governing act/ legislation is known as “The Patent, Design and Trade Mark Act, 2022 (1965)” (hereinafter referred to as … Continue reading NEPAL’S IP LAW: AN ENCAPSULATION

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Simplified account of Design Registration in India

This article is intended with covering the basic FAQs about Design registration in India. For the sake of better focusing, format of questions and answers has been adopted. Industrial Designs are protected by different laws in different countries, i.e. some countries choose to go for Patent Registration and some go for specialized systems. Unlike USA … Continue reading Simplified account of Design Registration in India

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Era of Start-Ups in India-ease in Intellectual Property Registration to be Decisive Factor

There have been many developments recently that have streamlined the of registration of Intellectual Properties (IPs) of Start-Ups. This article discusses the chronological events and the latest position on the IP registration of Start-Ups. Under the ambitious plan, ‘StartUp India, StandUp India’, Government of India launched Scheme for Facilitating Start-Ups Intellectual Property Protection (SIPP). This … Continue reading Era of Start-Ups in India-ease in Intellectual Property Registration to be Decisive Factor

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Deciphering the Intricacies Related to Protection of Graphical User Interface in India

Mahima Sharma, an intern at Khurana & Khurana looks into the intricacies involved in the process of protection of Graphical User Interface in India which seems to be in limelight wherein there exists some uncertainty over the same. GUI Protection under Designs Act, 2000: In India, a Design registration can be obtained for new or … Continue reading Deciphering the Intricacies Related to Protection of Graphical User Interface in India

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OMG! Over 2.26 lakh patent applications pending with Patent offices in India for approval…Why? Shortage of professionals says Commerce and Industry Minister!

In worrying statistics, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, as reported in a news article dated 31st July 2015, informed parliament in a written reply to the Lok Sabha that as many as 2, 26, 339 patent applications are pending for approval with various Patent offices in India due to shortage of professionals. She also … Continue reading OMG! Over 2.26 lakh patent applications pending with Patent offices in India for approval…Why? Shortage of professionals says Commerce and Industry Minister!

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E- Filing of Application for Registration of Geographical Indications in India

Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks issued public notice dated 11 March 2015 launching electronic filing of application for registration of Geographical Indication (GI) in India. Now the application for registration of GI can be submitted online to the Registrar of GI through the official portal at www.ipindia.gov.in or www.ipindia.nic.in. The payment for the … Continue reading E- Filing of Application for Registration of Geographical Indications in India

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Amendment in Design Rules and Fee

Controller General of Patents, Design and Trade Marks, Mr. Chaitanya Prasad, has issued a Public Notice on 1 January, 2015, wherein it has been put forth that, from December 31, 2014 Official Fees for filing a new Design application as well as other proceedings of Design has been amended. It has also been mentioned that … Continue reading Amendment in Design Rules and Fee

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