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”

Explaining ‘sameness’ in designs, the Delhi High Court maintains injunction in favor of Vega Auto Accessories

The Hon’ble Delhi High Court maintained injunction order in favor of Plaintiff Vega Auto Accessories which restrained the Defendant from making, selling, offering for sale, advertising and directly or indirectly dealing in helmets amounting to infringement of Plaintiff’s registered design and particularly the helmets under Defendant’s mark ‘POWER’. Continue reading “Explaining ‘sameness’ in designs, the Delhi High Court maintains injunction in favor of Vega Auto Accessories”

Announcement – Recognition by ‘International Advisory Experts’

We are pleased to share that the International Advisory Experts have recognized Mehta & Mehta Associates (MehtaIP), Gurgaon, India as a ‘Boutique IP award winner’ within India and Mr. Ankush Mehta, Principal Attorney has been listed as an advisor / expert for his practice and expertise on Patent, Designs and Trademark services in India. Continue reading “Announcement – Recognition by ‘International Advisory Experts’”

Section 3(i) of Indian Patent Act – touching on non-patentability, exceptions & grey areas!

Patentability of methods for treatment has been objected under multiple jurisdictions. Similarly, the provision of section 3(i) of the Indian Patent Act, 1970 prohibits grant of Patent to any invention relating to “any process for the medicinal, surgical, curative, prophylactic, diagnostic, therapeutic or other treatment of human beings or any process for a similar treatment of animals to render them free of disease or to increase their economic value or that of their products.” Continue reading “Section 3(i) of Indian Patent Act – touching on non-patentability, exceptions & grey areas!”

Revised Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions and Patentability under section 3(k) of The Patents Act of India

The Indian Patent Office (IPO) has recently released another set of guidelines (‘Revised Guidelines’) on how to deal with section 3(k) of the Patents Act, 1970 (as amended) (‘Act’) of India particularly clarifying examination of Computer Related Inventions (‘CRIs’) thereby overriding the previous guidelines published in February 2016, (‘Previous Guidelines’). Continue reading “Revised Guidelines for Computer Related Inventions and Patentability under section 3(k) of The Patents Act of India”