With the Tribunal Reforms Ordinance of 2021, Appellate Boards for IP matters have been replaced by High Court

The President of India has promulgated the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021 on 04 April 2021 (“Ordinance”). The Ordinance has been brought to effect immediately.

In the context of Intellectual Property Laws, the present Ordinance has omitted references to “the Appellate Board” and substituted the same with the words “High Court” as applicable under the following statues:

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IPR Workshop at NABI, Mohali

Dr. Ramesh Kr. Mehta of Mehta & Mehta Associates (MehtaIP) was recently invited by National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) to speak on “Innovation in Biotechnology: Perspective of Patent Attorney” and interact with NABI and Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB)’s scientists on IP related Matters as part of their IPR Workshop held at NABI, Mohali. A few glimpses of the interactive session with NABI and CIAB’s scientists:

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Announcement – Recognition by ‘Legal 500’

We are pleased to share that Mehta & Mehta Associates (MehtaIP) has been listed by The Legal 500 (Legalease) in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific rankings 2021 as Leading Firm and our members Dr. Ramesh Kr. MehtaAnkush MehtaAbhilasha Niroola and Akshay Mehta have been listed as Recommended Lawyers in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific rankings 2021.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an Inventor: Indian Perspective

The domain of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly advancing and finding new utility frequently. It continues to overhaul on how to approach and solve problems in a wide variety of fields.

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Diversity Champions: Walking the Walk

Diversity and inclusion can be a challenge to get right but the benefits can be felt across organizations. International Trademark Association (INTA) & World IP Review (WIPR) spoke to members of IP fraternity including those at the start of their diversity journey, as well as those who have paved a path for others to follow. The Indian perspective was given by Hon’ble Justice Prathiba M. Singh of Delhi High Court and Abhilasha Niroola of Mehta & Mehta Associates (MehtaIP). You may continue to read what they and other Diversity Champions had to say:

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