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July 14, 2018, 5:08 pm

Human beings are full of desires. And an exchange has to be made for something against fulfilment of those desires. This “something” can be highly unique, which gave rise to earlier forms of barter transactions, or it can be something more uniform, more acceptable or more universal like currency. A desire is said to have been met when such exchange in the form of transaction... Read More

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July 13, 2018, 6:28 pm

Compulsory Licensing is an authorisation given to a person to use a patented invention without any permission from the patent holder of that invention. It is a boon for all the under-developed and developing countries, but the developed countries are against it.The reason is that the under-developed and developing countries do not have enough revenue to fund research;therefor... Read More

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July 13, 2018, 6:19 pm

A lot of times we have come across the use of the name of well-known brand in a logo of another product. The question that comes up is whether the use of core words of a registered mark can be used by another company? Is such a use permitted under the Trade Marks Act?

Conditions under Which It Is Permitted

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July 5, 2018, 6:41 pm

WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) defines Intellectual Property to be creations of mind that have been manifested[1]. Inventions form a vital part of intellectual property and the rights with respect to such inventions are safeguarded by means of a patent. A patent is an exclusive right that has been wi... Read More

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June 22, 2018, 9:28 am

Intellectual Property (“IP”) is a valuable asset for a company to advance its commercial success and gain investor goodwill. A company’s patents give it an edge over other players in a market where new goods are introduced everyday. Other IP assets such as trademarks and designs help set a brand apart from the rest of the products available in the economy. So, the legal prote... Read More

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June 19, 2018, 10:40 am

The latest Bill is all set to bring about major changes in practice and filing of patent applications. The law proposes a mandatory disclosure of the Geographical Indication or Traditional Knowledge which has been used in order to form the patent. This means that one's the patent is developed using a prior GI or TK then complete information of its usage along with 'Prior Info... Read More

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June 14, 2018, 1:50 pm

Patent application is an official request filed by the applicant for the grant of a patent or invention done by him, and to obtain the permission the applicant must file an application at a patent office. A patent application can be filed with Indian Patent Office either with provisional specification  or  with complete specification.... Read More

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June 7, 2018, 5:34 pm

The fast pace at which technology is developing in the world is reflected in the creative inventions that are coming up every day. Nowadays, people are increasingly aware of the value of their ideas and seek to protect them from competition. The most prominent way to do so is by getting their creations patented. However, taking an invention from an idea to an actual patent is... Read More

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May 15, 2018, 5:20 pm

It is not necessary that an applicant and inventor of a patent is the same person, in most of the cases they are different. The question is in such a case will it not be problematic to attain a patent? The answer is absolute ‘NO’. The provision for this problem lies in section 7(2) of the Indian Patents Act, 1970, which says as follows:

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May 11, 2018, 5:41 pm

Since the Patent Amendment Rules, 2016 came into force i.e., 16th May, 2016, there was an option given to the attorneys to attend the hearing via “Video Conferencing” under sub rule (6) of rule 28 of Principal Rules, which provides as herein below:

(6) The hearing may also be held through video-conferencing o... Read More

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