Month: November 2013

Cadbury Loses Trade Mark Battle

31st October 2013 was a doomsday for Cadbury when it lost 4 of its éclair related trademarks on the basis of rectification petitions made by ITC. S. Usha, the Vice-Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), ordered with a direction to the Registrar of Trade Marks to remove the trademarks registered under Nos. 298102, … Continue reading Cadbury Loses Trade Mark Battle

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Indian Patent Office Rejects Compulsory Licensing Application: BDR Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. Vs Bristol Myers Squibb

India issued its first CL last year for a Bayer’s kidney liver cancer drug Nexavar to an Indian generic manufacturer Natco on all three grounds of section 84 (1) including a reasonable requirement of public not being met, non-availability of the drug on affordable prices, and non-working of the invention in the territory of India. … Continue reading Indian Patent Office Rejects Compulsory Licensing Application: BDR Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. Vs Bristol Myers Squibb

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Anti Dilution Protection of Trade Mark: Bloomberg Case

The era of globalization and internationalization of trade and commerce has developed certain complex socio-legal issues with regard to well known Trade Marks. Trade Marks are territorial in nature, but in the light of globalization and internationalization, there is a need to protect well-known trademarks against their dilution beyond geographical limits. A trademark is said … Continue reading Anti Dilution Protection of Trade Mark: Bloomberg Case

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