Category - Intellectual Property

Reconstitution of Copyright Board

The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development has reconstituted the Copyright Board, as per section 11 of the Copyright Act, 1957 by appointing Justice Ramesh Chandra Chopra (retired) as the Chairman of the Copyright Board for a period of five years or till further orders, whichever is earlier, with effect from the… Read More

Oracle seeking damages in billions from Google pertaining to Java Patent lawsuit

Oracle America, Inc v. Google Inc, 10-3561. Brief summary: The dispute which surfaced between the Google  Inc and Oracle centres on the Java programming language, on infringement of Android mobile operating technology which was owned by Oracle after the acquisition of same from  Sun Microsystems in 2010 has seen a new turn when Judge William Alsup… Read More

CS Practitioners meet on 30th May on Trade Marks

NIRC of ICSI cordially invitees all its members to attend, Meeting of Company Secretaries  in Practice, the topic for the meeting is "Trade Marks". The meeting will be on the 30th May, 2011, Monday at 6PM at ICSI-NIRC Building Auditorium, 4, Prasad Nagar Institutional Area, New Delhi. For further details please contact Executive Officer, NIRC of ICSI Phones… Read More

Foreigners receiving more patents in India than Indians

There are more foreigners than Indians receiving patents in India, prompting the government to say "much needs to be done to encourage more domestic innovations". The number of patents granted to Indian applicants has steadily decreased from a high of 41 per cent in 2002-03 to a low of 17 per cent in 2009-10, according… Read More

Tag: Patents

India prepares for Madrid System of Trademarks – Register or Lose your Brand Name

The Controller General of Patents PH Kurian has announced that India will join the Madrid System of Trademarks within one year, setting off a warning to Indian companies to 'register it, or lose it' as far as their brand names are concerned. India had been negotiating with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to join… Read More

Tag: Trademark

Infringement of Trademark in case of Deceptively similar marks

  M/S MAHASHIAN DI HATTI LTD. Vs. MR. RAJ NIWAS, PROPRIETOR OF MHS MASALAY Brief Background of the case:- The Plaintiff company is engaged in the business of manufacturing and selling spices & condiments, which are being sold under its registered logo (comprising "MDH" within three hexagon device, on red colour background) and  is registered  since 31st May, 1991… Read More

Tag: Trademark

Twitter denied IPR for “Tweets”

Twitter is an exemplary model for a lot of social media. Since the publication of the first tweet in 2006, the company has grown to over 175 million registered, users averaging 95 million tweets a day. Its enormous growth and popularity has often been compared to Facebook™s rise, although such comparisons have been debated. The… Read More

File your responses for trade marks proceedings electronically for speedy processing

The processing of trade mark applications is done electronically and the ExaminationReport made available to the public on the IPO website. Accepted cases are automaticallypublished in the weekly Trade Marks Journal. Applicant's responses to the examination reportare also considered electronically by an authorized officer. While the office is taking steps todigitize all such received responses… Read More

IPR Trainings at National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (NIIPM)

Training Schedule of the NIIPM National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (NIIPM) is a Central Government Organization under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry engaged in conducting Training, Awareness programs on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) i.e.  Patents,  Designs, Trademarks & Geographical Indications. Such IPRs are considered as a barometer of R&D activities, encourages technology transfer,… Read More

Oh Sorry ! Trademark registered by mistake

It has come to knowledge that in the trademark database, the  status of pending / registered trademarks have appeared wrongly in quite a number of cases possibly due to wrong entries in the system that has occurred over a period of time. A status change module has now been developed by NIC to allow certain authorized officials… Read More

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