Month: September 2018

No Monopoly over Hepatitis C- SIPO

A long battle over the monopoly control of Hepatitis C medicine was concluded by China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). SIPO has cancelled the Patent claims for oral drug hepatitis C drug ‘sofosbuvir’, which was earlier granted to US pharmaceutical corporation Gilead Sciences. This drug was an important medicine that was used for treatment of … Continue reading No Monopoly over Hepatitis C- SIPO

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Japanese Toymakers Enhance Efforts to Battle Counterfeits

Toymakers in Japan are taking strong measures against counterfeit products being sold overseas, especially in China. As International sales are increasing, firms are alarmed because of increasing chances of production and sale of counterfeit product leading to huge losses to these firms. Such counterfeit products not only create confusion among consumers, but also damages the … Continue reading Japanese Toymakers Enhance Efforts to Battle Counterfeits

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Smart IP: Blockchain Technology in China

What is blockchain? Blockchain is open ledger of information where people can record and track transactions which can be exchanged and confirmed on a peer-to-peer network. It allows multiple users to verify the transaction & control how record of information is amended and updated. Administrator keeps control of database and further provides access and permission … Continue reading Smart IP: Blockchain Technology in China

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China’s Focus on Improving IPR Protection and Become Power House of IP

The history of Chinese intellectual property has only progressed intermittently. During Second World War, China had no system of Patent Protection. In 1980s, it became a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and started developing intellectual property laws that governed and protected the rights of Chinese inventions. There seem to be an evolution … Continue reading China’s Focus on Improving IPR Protection and Become Power House of IP

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Patent Trolling

Introduction A patent is an exclusive right that is granted to an inventor for a specified number of years to make, use, and sell an invention. Once the right s provided, no other person can use the invention without proper license from the patentee. This right is provided to protect such inventors legally from any … Continue reading Patent Trolling

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Case Summary of “Ajanta Pharma Ltd. v Theon Pharmaceuticals Ltd.”

This article summarises the judgment of High Court of Bombay dated 5th May 2017 in the case “Ajanta Pharma Ltd. v Theon Pharmaceuticals Ltd.”. FACTS: The case has been filed before the Bombay High Court by Ajanta Pharma Ltd. (hereinafter “Plaintiff”) seeking interim relief in a pharmaceutical trade mark and passing off action against Theon … Continue reading Case Summary of “Ajanta Pharma Ltd. v Theon Pharmaceuticals Ltd.”

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