Category - Intellectual Property

New Patent guidelines to improve filings for IT sector companies

The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks has issued new guidelines for issuance of computer-related inventions, which could make it easier for IT companies in the country to register a patent. The guidelines, issued on August 21, allow companies to show innovation in just software, rather than in both software and hardware as… Read More

Definition of Music under Copyright Act, 1957

Meaning of Copyright:-copyright is an exclusive right which gives protection to the owner of the work. It is a sole right given by law to the person who created, or owned original work, to print, to publish, or sale the copies of his original work where the copyright subsists. The object of the copyright is… Read More

Cabinet to discuss IPR draft policy soon after inter-ministerial consultation

NEW DELHI: The much-awaited National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy will be moved to the Cabinet soon after incorporating inputs from various departments, commerce. The IPR think tank headed by Justice Prabha Sridevan, set up by the government last year, formulated a draft patents policy earlier this year. The think tank was set up to… Read More

Mandatory On-line filing of Copyright Application

Copyright Registration cannot be applied physically after 01.08.2014 as copyright Department is closing its physical filing counter. After 01st August, 2014 only online application can be submitted to Copyright Department. The physical filing at Copyright Department cannot be done after 01st August, 2014. As, Copyright Department was having only one filing counter overall India at… Read More

Google and Viacom settle YouTube copyright suit

Viacom International Inc et al v. YouTube Inc et al, 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 13-1720 Google Inc has settled a landmark copyright lawsuit in which Viacom Inc accused the Internet search company of posting its programs on the YouTube video service without permission. The settlement ends seven years of litigation that drew… Read More

Patent Office issues Public Notice w.r.t. Patent Renewal Certificates and related facilities

Government of India Office of The Controller General Patents, Designs & Trade Marks Boudhik Sampada Bhavan, Nr. Antop Hill Head Post Office, S.M. Road, Antop Hill, Mumbai-400 037, India. No. CG/F/Public Notice/2013/122                                              … Read More

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Indian Patent Office starts functioning as International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority under the PCT from 15th October 2013

The Indian Patent Office starts functioning as International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority under the PCT from 15th October 2013. The Agreement between the Indian Patent Office and the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization in relation to the functioning of the Indian Patent Office as an International Searching Authority and International… Read More

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The Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2013 come into force on 15th October 2013

The Indian Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2013 notified in the Official Gazette of India on the 23rd of April 2013 has come into effect on the 15th of October 2013. The Gazette has been attached here for reference. Download the Patent (Amendment) Rules 2013 Here Read More

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Official Journal of the Patent Office Part I,II, III(Design) 11th October 2013

In view of the recent amendment made in the Patents Act, 1970 by the Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005 effective from 01st January 2005, the Official Journal of The Patent Office is required to be published under the Statute. This Journal is being published on weekly basis on every Friday covering the various proceedings on Patents as required according… Read More

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Official Journal of the Patent Office Part I, II(Design) 4th October 2013

In view of the recent amendment made in the Patents Act, 1970 by the Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005 effective from 01st January 2005, the Official Journal of The Patent Office is required to be published under the Statute. This Journal is being published on weekly basis on every Friday covering the various proceedings on Patents as required according… Read More

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