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Review Of The 4th Amendment Of China’s Patent Law

On 17 October 2020, twelve years after the third amendment of China’s Patent Law, the fourth amendment (hereinafter, ‘the Amendment’) was approved by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. The Amendment will come into effect on 1 June 2021. Many of these changes were a part of the proposed draft amendments released in … Continue reading Review Of The 4th Amendment Of China’s Patent Law

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Intellectual Property of Singapore: Patents legislative amendments

In continuation of IPOS’s efforts to strengthen the patent regime and make Singapore’s Intellectual Property one of the best in the world also supporting inventive individual and businesses [1], Patents (Amendments) Act, 2017 and Patents (Amendment no.2 ) shall come into force on October 30, 2017 [2]. IPOS’ Patents legislative amendments In IPOS’ efforts of … Continue reading Intellectual Property of Singapore: Patents legislative amendments

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Term of Patent in India: What’s with date 20th May 2003?

Section 53 of the Patents Act, 1970 deals with the determination of term of patent in India. Subsection 1 of section 53 provides that the term of every patent granted, after 20th May 2003, and the term of every patent which is not expired and is not ceased to have effect, on 20th May 2003, … Continue reading Term of Patent in India: What’s with date 20th May 2003?

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Amendment in Design Rules and Fee

Controller General of Patents, Design and Trade Marks, Mr. Chaitanya Prasad, has issued a Public Notice on 1 January 2015, wherein it has been put forth that, from December 31, 2014, Official Fees for filing a new Design application as well as other proceedings of Design has been amended. It has also been mentioned that … Continue reading Amendment in Design Rules and Fee

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Amendment in Trade Mark Fees

Recently, Controller General of Patents Design and Trade Marks, Mr. Chaitanya Prasad, has issued a Public Notice on August 7, 2014, wherein it has been put forth that, from August 1, 2014, Official Fees for filing a new Trade Mark application in one class has been increased from Rs. 3500/- to Rs. 4000/-. It was … Continue reading Amendment in Trade Mark Fees

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Smile, you are on camera!

Every celebrity would agree when we say that stardom comes at a price. Their right to privacy is always threatened with the constant paparazzi encroaching upon their personal lives. Unauthorized photography often results in tabloid and defamatory reports in the media, which can sometimes scar the celebrity’s life forever. From sports persons to movie stars … Continue reading Smile, you are on camera!

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India simplifies Process of filing PCT National Phase Applications

In a promising move by the Indian Patent Office (IPO), the Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trademarks (CGPDT) has issued new instructions for filing PCT National Phase Applications in India. The public notice was issued on July 02, 2012, and is in force since July 06, 2012. There are two major points highlighted in … Continue reading India simplifies Process of filing PCT National Phase Applications

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Question of claim amendments by patentee in India

We would discuss hereinbelow the various scenarios when the patentee can seek amendment of the specification and claims of his patent. Further, this Article would examine as to when and when not the patent amendment should be allowed during the pendency of patent infringement suit. The Author, in the end, presents a hypothetical case to … Continue reading Question of claim amendments by patentee in India

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With newly amended TM rules, will India keep up the pace with other global countries?

The Process of trademark registration in India is very slow is not only time consuming but also sometimes frustrating. Hopes soared high when at the beginning of the year 2010, Trade Marks Registry assured attorneys and applicants that all records of the TM Registry were being digitized and on completion of the digitization process, the … Continue reading With newly amended TM rules, will India keep up the pace with other global countries?

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