HT Media secures an ‘anti-suit’ and an ‘ex-parte’ injunction restraining a US-based company

In a recent order, passed by the Delhi High Court, an ‘Anti Suit Injunction’ was granted to HT Media Limited & Anr. (“Plaintiffs”) and a US-based Brainlink International Inc. and Mr. Raj Goel, owner of the defendant no. 1,  (collectively “Defendants”) were restrained from using the domain name “www.hindustan.com” or any other mark similar to “Hindustan” and “Hindustan Times”. The hearing of the present matter was conducted through video conferencing during the COVID-19 lockdown in India. Continue reading “HT Media secures an ‘anti-suit’ and an ‘ex-parte’ injunction restraining a US-based company”

Procedure Guidelines for PPH Procedure between IPO & JPO issued

The procedure guidelines for handling applications under Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) between Indian Patent Office [IPO] and Japan Patent Office [JPO] have now been published by IPO. Continue reading “Procedure Guidelines for PPH Procedure between IPO & JPO issued”

Cabinet approves Pilot Programme on Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) between Indian Patent Office and Japanese Patent Office

On 21 November 2019, the Press Information Bureau Government of India issued a press release stating that the Union Cabinet of India had on 20 November 2019 approved a proposal for Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Programme between Indian Patent Office under Controller General of Patents, Design and Trade Marks (CGPDTM), Government of India with Patent Offices of other interested countries/regions. Continue reading “Cabinet approves Pilot Programme on Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) between Indian Patent Office and Japanese Patent Office”

Further amendments to Patent Rules Proposed

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) published further amendments to Patent Rules in Gazette of India on 04 December 2019. Draft was open for submitting objections and suggestions from public for 30 day period which expires on 04 January 2019. Continue reading “Further amendments to Patent Rules Proposed”

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”

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”

Stakeholders meeting held at IPO

A meeting of select IP professionals and practitioners was held at Intellectual Property Office, Delhi in presence of Secretary – DIPP Mr. Ramesh Abhishek, Joint Secretary Mr. Rajiv Aggarwal, Controller General Mr. O P Gupta and Sr. Joint Controller Dr. K. S. Kardam on 03 August 2018. Continue reading “Stakeholders meeting held at IPO”