JPO/IPR Training Course for IP Protection Lawyers

Mr. Ankush Mehta (Principal Attorney) from Mehta & Mehta Associates (MehtaIP), recently successfully completed JPO/IPR Training Course for IP Protection Lawyers held in Tokyo, Japan. Continue reading “JPO/IPR Training Course for IP Protection Lawyers”

Local Cable Operator fined heavily for infringing T-Series copyright!

In a recent suit for permanent injunction restraining infringement of copyright, mandatory injunction, damages and rendition of accounts filed by M/s Super Cassettes Industries Pvt. Ltd. (Plaintiff) against M/s. The Sun Cable Network (Defendant), the Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi have awarded INR 20,00,000/- (Indian Rupees Twenty Lakhs only) as punitive damages in favour of the Plaintiff. Continue reading “Local Cable Operator fined heavily for infringing T-Series copyright!”

Indian Court sets precedent for liability of intermediaries

The Delhi High Court has recently thrown light on the responsibilities and liabilities of online intermediaries in cases of trademark infringement. Continue reading “Indian Court sets precedent for liability of intermediaries”

PPH Pilot Program between India and Japan to start in 2019

In what could result in further strengthening of relationship between Japan & India, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan has notified that India and Japan intend to start bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019. Continue reading “PPH Pilot Program between India and Japan to start in 2019”

Central Government issues directions to National Biodiversity Authority for enhancing implementation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 in pending matters

Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India has vide an Office Memorandum dated 10th September 2018 issued directions, under section 48 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 (‘Act’) to the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA / Authority) for enhancing implementation of the Act. Continue reading “Central Government issues directions to National Biodiversity Authority for enhancing implementation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 in pending matters”

Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA) registration as a Copyright Society renewed for 5 years

The registration of the Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA) as a Performer’s Society (Copyright Society) has been renewed for a period of 5 years with effect from 14th June 2018. Continue reading “Indian Singers Rights Association (ISRA) registration as a Copyright Society renewed for 5 years”

Fabindia not to use word ‘Khadi’, may end up paying multi-million dollars in damages! #Quick Recap of the Khadi Dispute

In an interesting update in the on-going dispute between Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and Fabindia, earlier this week Fabindia gave an undertaking before the Bombay High Court that it is not presently using the word ‘Khadi’ and in the event it is desirous of using the word ‘Khadi’ in future it shall give four weeks written notice to KVIC. The Court accepted the undertaking and disposed of KVIC’s application seeking injunction order be passed by the Court, prohibiting Fabindia from using the term khadi to sell its products. Continue reading “Fabindia not to use word ‘Khadi’, may end up paying multi-million dollars in damages! #Quick Recap of the Khadi Dispute”

Delhi High Court sets interesting precedent to still nascent domain of SEP & FRAND in India

The Plaintiff had filed two suits for infringement of their essential DVD video player patent. The component patent in the subject matter of both the suits is the Channel (De)-coding technology used for DVD Video Playback function in a DVD video player. It is claimed that the Plaintiff is the registered proprietor for “Decoding Device for converting a Modulated Signal to a series of M-Bit Information Words”. The invention concerns ‘channel modulation’ which involves a coding step that is performed directly before the storage of the data. Continue reading “Delhi High Court sets interesting precedent to still nascent domain of SEP & FRAND in India”