Month: July 2015

Three Days International Symposium on Strategies for Managing Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Chemical Patent Portfolios (United States, European and Chinese Scenario)

We are happy to inform you all that IIPRD and Khurana & Khurana, in association with Sughrue Mion, PLLC, USA, TEE & HOWE IP ATTORNEYS, CHINA and MAIWALD, GERMANY are holding an International Patent Symposium covering all major and relevant Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Chemical Patent Portfolios in the month of October 2015 in India. The … Continue reading Three Days International Symposium on Strategies for Managing Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Chemical Patent Portfolios (United States, European and Chinese Scenario)

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Division Bench of Delhi High Court passed an interim order in Glenmark v. Symed (July 2015)

The High Court of Delhi has passed an interim order wherein the Justices have made it clear that the appellant (Glenmark) may use any other process which may be a development of the Glenmark process / Upjohn process so long as it does not infringe the patented processes of the respondent (Symed). Background: Symed Laboratories … Continue reading Division Bench of Delhi High Court passed an interim order in Glenmark v. Symed (July 2015)

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Compulsory Licensing Application against the Patented Drug SAXAGLIPTIN by Lee Pharma

Lee Pharma, a Hyderabad based Indian pharma company, has filed a Compulsory Licensing (CL) Application (in accordance with Section 84(1) of the Indian Patents Act) against one of the patented drug Saxagliptin for treating Diabetes Mellitus. The Patent on Saxagliptin was granted to Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) in India on 30th April 2007 having number … Continue reading Compulsory Licensing Application against the Patented Drug SAXAGLIPTIN by Lee Pharma

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Section 3(D) of Indian Patent Act Strikes Again

India revoked yet another drug patent granted to a German MNC, Boehringer Ingelheim, for its respiratory drug, Spiriva (crystalline tiotropium bromide monohydrate) at a time when the US is putting pressure on the Indian government for not providing adequate patent protection to multinational drug companies. In its decision, the patent office held that Boehringer failed … Continue reading Section 3(D) of Indian Patent Act Strikes Again

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Criticism Sites using Confusingly Similar or Identical Domain Names

Medhavi Singh, an intern at Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys, looks into trademark litigation relating to criticism sites using confusingly similar or identical domain names. Cybersquatting is the buzz word in the arena of domain name disputes and various.IN Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (INDRP) and Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) … Continue reading Criticism Sites using Confusingly Similar or Identical Domain Names

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Win.rar wins over the Disputed Domain Name winrar.com under UDRP Proceedings: win.rar GmbH v. Win Road Assistance Repairs Pvt. Ltd

Recently, granting a major victory to our client, the World Renowned Data Compression Software System provider win.rar GmbH, Administrative Panel, WIPO under UDRP, in its recent decision vide Case no. D2015-0398 issued transfer of disputed domain name www.winrar.com to win.rar GmbH. This article is to highlight the recent UDRP dispute wherein the Complaint was re-filed … Continue reading Win.rar wins over the Disputed Domain Name winrar.com under UDRP Proceedings: win.rar GmbH v. Win Road Assistance Repairs Pvt. Ltd

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Now Unlock your Devices with a Selfie!

Abin Sam, an intern at Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys, looks into a patent relating to the unlocking of devices with a selfie. Passcodes and the famous Fingerprint-Scans may soon be a thing of the past. Apple, in March 2015, has been granted a Patent that lets users unlock and secure their phones … Continue reading Now Unlock your Devices with a Selfie!

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Parallel Imports

A company sets different prices for its products for different countries as per the requirements. Parallel Imports come about when there is a Currency and Tax Difference between two countries as stated above, encouraging people to import products from one country and sell it off in the other country to earn a profit (For example … Continue reading Parallel Imports

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Delhi High Court Stays Order Restraining Lupin From Using Disputed Trademark ‘LUCYNTA’

Reportedly, Hon’ble Delhi High Court stayed an earlier order, dated 26 February, restraining Lupin from using the trademark “LUCYNTA” for its medicines, said to be deceptively similar to the trademark “NUCYNTA” of Johnson and Johnson. It was argued on behalf of Lupin that Johnson and Johnson are neither selling any goods under the mark nor … Continue reading Delhi High Court Stays Order Restraining Lupin From Using Disputed Trademark ‘LUCYNTA’

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