Category: IPAB Decisions

Appointment of Chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board

IPAB is one of the most important IP tribunals in the country and was established by the Central Government by notifying in the Official Gazette on 15.07.2003. IPAB is an administrative body that has appellate jurisdiction over the decisions of the Controller of Patents, Registrar under the Trade Marks Act, 1999, and the Geographical Indications. … Continue reading Appointment of Chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board

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Interpretation of the Term “Aggrieved Person” Under Section 47 of Trade Mark Act, 1999

The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in the case Adidas AG v Union of India and Anr vide W.P.(C) 3125/2013 set aside the impugned ex parte order by IPAB dated 28th December 2012 and remanded the matter to IPAB for fresh consideration. BRIEF FACTS OF THE CASE: In the instant case, Petitioner has trademark “RESPONSE” … Continue reading Interpretation of the Term “Aggrieved Person” Under Section 47 of Trade Mark Act, 1999

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Plant Varieties and Farmers‟ Rights Act, 2001

Ministry of Agriculture & IPAB failure in invoking the transitional provision as provided under Section 59 of The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers‟ Rights Act, 2001 for setting up a tribunal. INTRODUCTION The variety of crops both edible and for commercial purposes has grown as the size and need of the human population has … Continue reading Plant Varieties and Farmers‟ Rights Act, 2001

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Revocation of Valganciclovir patent by Controller of Patents, Chennai

Recently in a matter remanded from IPAB to Controller of Patents, Chennai, a decision of revoking Roche’s patent IN207232 for Valganciclovir was delivered after hearing both the parties. The subject patent was granted on January, 2009 followed which post grant oppositions were separately filed by CIPLA, Matrix, Ranbaxy and Bakul Pharma along with two NGOs … Continue reading Revocation of Valganciclovir patent by Controller of Patents, Chennai

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Cipla & BMS may settle patent dispute over Entecavir in India

US-based pharma major Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) and Indian pharma company Cipla Ltd. are heading towards an amicable settlement on a long-stretched patent dispute concerning BMS’ hepatitis B drug Entecavir, a leading anti-viral drug for Hepatitis B patients that brings in more than a billion dollars each year globally for BMS. Entecavir, being a pre-1995 molecule, … Continue reading Cipla & BMS may settle patent dispute over Entecavir in India

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Recent decision of IPAB in the case of E.I.DU Pont De Nemours & Company V. Galpha Laboratories and Ors

This article is related to a recent judgment of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (hereinafter IPAB) dated 4th December 2014 in the case “E.I.DU Pont De Nemours & Company V. Galpha Laboratories and Ors.” Brief Facts: On 11th March 2009, the trademark registry refused the opposition of the E.I.DU Pont De Nemours & Company (appellant … Continue reading Recent decision of IPAB in the case of E.I.DU Pont De Nemours & Company V. Galpha Laboratories and Ors

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M/s Aditi Manufacturing Company v/s Mr. Bharat Bhogilal Patel , Section(64) patent act, 1970

Takshasheel Bouddha, an intern at Khurana and Khurana Advocates and IP Attorneys, analyses the case, M/s Aditi Manufacturing Company v/s Mr. Bharat Bhogilal Patel &The Controllers of Patents & Designs. This judgment is with respect to Section 64 of the Patent Act, 1970. Introduction: The dispute was regarding two patents i.e. Patent No.189027 and Patent … Continue reading M/s Aditi Manufacturing Company v/s Mr. Bharat Bhogilal Patel , Section(64) patent act, 1970

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Relief for Pfizer as IPAB stays Revocation on Drug Tolterodine

In a positive development for US drug giant Pfizer, the country’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has issued an interim stay on an order stated by the Indian Patent Office removing a patent of Pfizer, for its extended-release drug Tolterodine (Detrol), which is used for treating old age patients who suffer from frequent urination. On … Continue reading Relief for Pfizer as IPAB stays Revocation on Drug Tolterodine

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Clarification on Small Entity Status of Patent Applicants in India

I really wonder if the Indian Patent Act was already less troublesome that we needed a new set of rules, substantially increased fees, and more importantly introduction of the Small Entity Status of Applicants, which creates even more confusion on retrospectively payable fees, implications of change in status during prosecution, the timeline for submission of … Continue reading Clarification on Small Entity Status of Patent Applicants in India

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Roche sues Biocon and Mylan over biosimilar version of Herceptin in India

Trastuzumab/Herceptin has been amidst several controversies off lately and this time it is regarding a biosimilar which has jointly been manufactured by Biocon and Mylan. Background Roche’s breast cancer drug Herceptin sold under the brand names HERCEPTIN, HERCLONTM and BICELTIS is a biological drug used primarily for the treatment for human epidermal growth factor receptor … Continue reading Roche sues Biocon and Mylan over biosimilar version of Herceptin in India

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