Category: Intellectual Property

How Online Recordation of IP Rights with Customs Works?

Introduction Cross-border counterfeiting and infringement of goods can have severe long-term consequences for an economy. In order to protect the IP rights of the holders as well as to secure the economy from such breaches, the government formulated Intellectual Property Rights (Imported Goods) Enforcement Rules, 2007. These rules are aimed to prevent counterfeiting and infringing … Continue reading How Online Recordation of IP Rights with Customs Works?

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Update on Recent Stakeholder Meeting Held On 03.08.2018 at IPO, Delhi

Few of the following issues with respect to various field of  Intellectual Property, were raised by the stakeholders : I. Patents: a) E-communication, websites and allied issues FERs are not notified to the applicants leading to abandonment of application. The Patent Office website do not provide for Sequence Listing uploading in txt. format and the … Continue reading Update on Recent Stakeholder Meeting Held On 03.08.2018 at IPO, Delhi

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The Need of IP Audit In Successful Management Of IPR

image from : http://www.ip-pragmatics.com/intellectual-property-audit “If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it” An organization needs to substantially maintain its Intellectual Properties such as maintaining a record of IP filings, prosecution, and maintenance and protection of such IP by taking affirmative action against infringement of an IP in multiple jurisdictions which requires dedicated time, money and … Continue reading The Need of IP Audit In Successful Management Of IPR

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Role Of IPR In The Fashion Industry

The Indian Fashion Market is booming across continents. At the heart of fashion are designs, innovation and unique trends. Fashion is not only restricted to apparels but also extends largely to luxurious goods and products. Each year the fashion hub produces a whole new collection of designs which needs to be protected and regulated by … Continue reading Role Of IPR In The Fashion Industry

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IPL (Indian Premier League) And IPR (Intellectual Property Rights)

People of India see cricket not only as the most popular sport in India but also they follow it as a religion which accounts for such great success of IPL tournaments in India. There is a lot of money invested and involved in organizing IPL and the role played by IPR in making it a … Continue reading IPL (Indian Premier League) And IPR (Intellectual Property Rights)

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Cyber Theft of Intellectual Property

With the growth in the use of internet these days the cyber crimes are also growing. Cyber theft of Intellectual Property(IP) is one of them. Cyber theft of IP means stealing of copyrights, trade secrets, patents etc., using internet and computers. Copyrights and trade secrets are the two forms of IP that is frequently stolen. … Continue reading Cyber Theft of Intellectual Property

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M/s. Sunwhite Infrastructure Pvt Ltd. V. Kindle Developers Pvt Ltd, CP No. 40 (ND)/17 (decided on 23.08.2017)

Facts The petition was filed by M/s Sunwhite Infrastructure Pvt Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “the petitioners”) against Kindle Developers Pvt Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “the respondents”) Sec 241[1] and Sec 242[2] of the Companies Act, 2013 alleging acts of mismanagement and oppression prejudicial to the interests of the company as well as the … Continue reading M/s. Sunwhite Infrastructure Pvt Ltd. V. Kindle Developers Pvt Ltd, CP No. 40 (ND)/17 (decided on 23.08.2017)

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Online Disputes and Forum Jurisdiction

The Delhi high court on 3rd January, 2018 in Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. vs S&D Hospitality[1], took a different view with respect to the Internet jurisdiction[2]. In the above case, plaintiff sought permanent injunction against the defendants who was running a restaurant at Hyderabad, under  the impugned trademarks ‘SOCIAL’ and ‘STONE WATER’ and its services … Continue reading Online Disputes and Forum Jurisdiction

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Patent (Amendment) Rules 2017

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has amended Patent Rules 2003 with effect from 1st December 2017 called as the Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2017. The definition of “startup” under rule 2(fb) has been substituted with a new definition. A more liberal definition of startup has been incorporated that can allow domestic as well as foreign entities … Continue reading Patent (Amendment) Rules 2017

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A Reminder for Online Retailers

Here’s one case that involves an online retailing businesses that is having a link with Trade mark Law – Jadebay Ltd and others v Clarke-Coles Ltd (t/a Feel Good UK) [2017] EWHC 1400 (IPEC). However, overlooking the customary practice of online retailing methods, the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court followed the theoretical root of the Trade … Continue reading A Reminder for Online Retailers

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