Month: June 2013

Understanding Gene Patenting

We are sure that all of you must have learned about the latest US Supreme Court decision in Association for Molecular Pathology V. Myriad Genetics on June 13, 2013, which has ended the long brawl of 5 years. Yes! the sole provider of BRCA1 and BRCA 2 tests, Myriad Genetics Inc., has lost the battle. … Continue reading Understanding Gene Patenting

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Day of reckoning for domain name bullies!

Ever since the advent of the Domain Name System, the entire world has experienced a radical metamorphosis that has brought about a revolution in the way we communicate and connect. Domain names have dramatically expanded the reach of businesses and brands to hundreds of millions of people and have incontrovertibly become an indispensable tool for … Continue reading Day of reckoning for domain name bullies!

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IPO displays Month & year of RFE that are being examined

Indian Patent Office (IPO) makes available a dynamic grid here also shown below: IPO will make the month and year for the Request for Examination (RFE) filed that are currently being examined and the First Examination Report (FER) being issued, for each of the Groups, as displayed hereinabove. IPO also states that if FER is … Continue reading IPO displays Month & year of RFE that are being examined

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Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules 2013

Indian Patent Office (IPO) has recently published Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules 2013 and has invited comments (objections or suggestions) from the public within 45 days from the publication of the notification (12th June 2013). The main changes proposed are the following: 1. There is a 100% hike in official fees for almost all the proceedings … Continue reading Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules 2013

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LOWENBRAU vs. LOWENBRAU- A NON-USE CONTROVERSY

Gajendra Khichi, an intern at Khurana and Khurana talks about the case of non-use of the trademark. Through this post, he gives special emphasis on the case of M/s. Lowenbrau Buttenheim vs. M/s. Lowenbrau Munchen, which created quite a stir regarding the non-use of the trademark. The object of the trademark law is to protect … Continue reading LOWENBRAU vs. LOWENBRAU- A NON-USE CONTROVERSY

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Advocate as a Patent Agent, without passing the exam?

Gaurav Jit Singh, an intern at Khurana and Khurana talks regarding a recent judgment about the case of declaring any advocate as Patent Agent without passing the Patent Agent Examination and the judgment from the court. The judgment, dated March 15, 2013, declares amendment introduced via Section 67 (a) of the Patents (Amendment) Act of … Continue reading Advocate as a Patent Agent, without passing the exam?

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