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December 7, 2020, 5:40 pm

A bilateral patent prosecution highway (PPH) pilot program has been implemented between the Indian patent office (IPO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) on December 05, 2019, for a period of three years. The guideline was framed by the patent offices and published on the website of Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks. As per the guideline, the number of... Read More

November 27, 2020, 9:57 am

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) notified the Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2020 dated October 19th, 2020. The Patent Amendment Rules, 2020 are effective from October 20th, 2020. The existing patent rules 21 and 131 (2) are revised in the present amendments and the revised rules modify the requirement of filing a priority... Read More

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September 30, 2020, 5:44 pm

Geographical Indication (GI) is an Intellectual Property Right like any other IPR which is described in Article 22 of TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property) Agreement as “indications which identify a good as originating in the territory of a Member, or a region or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristics of the... Read More

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July 14, 2020, 10:59 pm

Filing a PCT National Phase patent application in India

The PCT national phase patent application has to be filed in India within thirty-one months from the priority date pursuant to rule 20 (3) and (4)(i) of the Indian Patents Rules... Read More

October 17, 2018, 10:21 am

In today’s context, bilateral FTA’s become a tool for corporates looking to expand their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) standards. IPR gave the owner an exclusive right to prevent anyone from making or using their “creation” and confers monopoly rights over intangible goods and services, trademarks, computer programs, methods of doing business on the internet,... Read More

August 1, 2018, 6:05 pm

Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate based in Seoul. They have had their manufacturing units in six countries, namely, Vietnam, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, and Korea. Recently, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and South Korean President, Moon Jae-in have inaugurated Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd’s mobile phone factory in Noida. Spread over 35 acres, it is one... 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 every day. 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... Read More

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... Read More

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December 22, 2017, 9:44 am

Conventional sources of energy have served our needs for a long time. Various devices have been invented to extract conventional energy. Steam Engines, Diesel Engines, and Petrol Engines are some very popular devices used over the globe for the conversion of conventional fuel sources to usable energy. While these fuels are being used since ancient times, they also release... Read More

October 25, 2017, 11:53 am

Patent Searches are key to evaluate the feasibility of a product/idea/invention before investing much time, capital, and resources, initially. Patent searches help in carrying out due diligence. Below are some of the Patent Searches commonly practiced in the Intellectual Property (IP) Industry:

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