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”

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”

The ‘Red Sole’ Dilemma

Three recent and varied decisions by the Hon’ble Delhi High Court in Red Sole infringement case series seem to have created a judicial dilemma. Continue reading “The ‘Red Sole’ Dilemma”

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”