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
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The fourth amendment of the Chinese Patent Law (CPL) has been approved by China's National People's Congress on October 17, 2020, which will take effect on June 01, 2021. After the 2008 amendments, China has approved the current amendments to the CPL. Below is a brief summary of the Top 5 Changes in the newly amended CPL.
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In view of the UK's exit (Brexit) from the European Union (EU), the transition period will finally end on December 31st,2020 and the UK becomes an independent territory of the EU since January 1st, 2021. The EU Trade Marks and Registered Community Designs have direct impacts due to the end of the transition period. However, the EU patents/patent... Read More
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
The increased fee of the European Patent Office (EPO) comes into effect from Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The EPO is known to increase its fees every two years and the last revision was made in 2018. This decision is taken by the European Patent Office’s Administrative Council on 12 December 2019 (CA/D 12/19) by amending Articles 2 and 7 of the Rules relating to Fees. Here’s a... Read More
We all know about the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit the world like lightning unless you have been living under a giant rock. The scare of it seems to be increasing with every passing day and rightly so because even though doctors and researchers are working day and night, there is no sign of vaccine as of now. There are 2, 77,004 cases as of now out of which 91,986 have... Read More
Indian Cinema is as diverse as the land from which it evolves, with around 1600 movies screened every year in different languages. Since its inception in the late 1890s, Indian Cinema has traveled expeditiously and so has the new age technology, wherein online piracy co-exists and strangles the exclusive rights of the... Read More
This article attempts to unveil the difference between awareness and understanding vis-à-vis Intellectual Property; the evidentiary gap between awareness and understanding leading to confusion and misinformation; heterogeneous reasons pointing out the lack of understanding amongst people and the comprehensive ways to overcome this stigma.
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INTRODUCTION: Chinese telecom giant Huawei faced heat from the ongoing trade war between the US and China, as the company has been barred from seeking any patent relief in the domicile of the US. Macro Rubio, US senator for Florida has put forward an amendment in the proposed US Senate legislation for the purpose of disallowing companies from seeking any... Read More
The Drug Prices Control Order (DPCO), 2013, which as estimated by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), has helped patients save over Rs. 15,000cr since its enactment has been amended by the Drugs (Prices Control) Amendment Order, 2019, by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers in favor of drugmakers, manufacturing new drugs, and drugs treating orphan/rare... Read More