Month: October 2015

The Coarse Course of the Trademark Agent Examination and the Viva Voce marks

A long wait of 5 years finally dawns upon the announcement of the Indian trademarks agent exam 2015 reigniting aging dreams of aspirants. Notwithstanding the sigh of relief the announcement brought with itself, the onset of the trademark agent 2015 procedure and preparations however are not left untouched by certain rhetorics and concerns. To un-curtain … Continue reading The Coarse Course of the Trademark Agent Examination and the Viva Voce marks

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The Game of Fame and Name

One of the famous quotes of Shakespeare is ‘what’s in a name’. As well acclaimed and with due respect to his views, “a rose would smell like a rose even if it were called by another name” has lost its relevance in the present-day scenario. These days in the highly competitive environment and globalization most … Continue reading The Game of Fame and Name

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Research Exemption in Indian Patent Law

The research or experimental use exemption permits researchers and product manufacturers to make certain use of a patented invention. The general idea behind this exemption is that it sets boundaries to patent holder rights such that the patent holder cannot prevent third parties from undertaking certain activities with respect to the patented invention. In the … Continue reading Research Exemption in Indian Patent Law

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Patentability of Genes, Gene Sequencing & DNA based Primers

Patents have been granted in various biotechnology fields such as genetically engineered plants, human genetic sequencing, recombinant DNA molecule, diagnostic kits, stem cells, an isolated nucleic acid encoding a gene, and DNA related inventions such as preparing vectors, primers, etc, but it was not the same before genetically engineered microorganism was granted a patent first. … Continue reading Patentability of Genes, Gene Sequencing & DNA based Primers

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Interpretation of Section 31 of Indian Patents Act, 1970

While the focus of the article is specifically on the interpretation of section 31, mentioning other relevant sections of the act and trying to understand the purpose of section 31 will help us interpret the section 31 correctly. Chapter VI of the Indian Patents Act, 1970 titled ‘Anticipation’ sets out the circumstances that are not … Continue reading Interpretation of Section 31 of Indian Patents Act, 1970

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