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Opposing the legislative intent of ‘any person’ in pre-grant oppositions?

By Shivani Bisht   Introduction Pre-grant opposition is regarded as a key safeguard against over-reaching monopolies, particularly for pharmaceutical patents. To give this sufficient teeth, Section 25(1) of the Patents Act of India, expressly entitles ‘any person’ to file it… Continue Reading →

IP and SME in India: Consolidating Peripheral Facilitation into Internal Management – Part II

By Kishalaya Pal   Consolidation into Internal Management The dispensation in India has adopted a highly peripheral approach to deal with the issue of protection of IPR. That is to say, the scope of their efforts is limited to facilitation… Continue Reading →

IP and SME in India: Consolidating Peripheral Facilitation into Internal Management – Part I

By Kishalaya Pal   Small and medium enterprises (“SME”) have emerged as a highly effective and dynamic sector of Indian industries and economy. Not only does it contribute immensely to production, but it also generates massive employment, second only to… Continue Reading →

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1) The U.S. Supreme Court takes up copyright dispute over Andy Warhol’s paintings of Prince The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up the copyright dispute between photographer Lynn Goldsmith and the Andy Warhol Foundation over Warhol’s iconic series of… Continue Reading →

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1) India top nation to get edtech patents Gurgaon-based Intellectual Property research and consulting firm, Sagacious IP stated on Monday that India has emerged as the leading nation in educational technology patents. The report mentions that patent ownership is a reflection… Continue Reading →

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1) USPTO Analysis of Patent Filing Finds No Single Company is Leading 5G Technology Development In an attempt to identify the competition and vulnerabilities that companies in the U.S might be exposed to, the United States Patent and Trademark Office… Continue Reading →

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1) McDonald’s files trademarks for virtual restaurants in metaverse The world’s largest fast-food chain – McDonald’s has filed trademark applications to set up restaurant chains in the metaverse. The trademarks have been filed for “virtual food and beverage products” with… Continue Reading →

‘Shampagne’ Disputes Around the world – From Moscow to Madrid

By Kedar Ganesh Dhargalkar   In the words of Louis Litt, “Is that Champagne? From the region, in France? Because if it’s not, it’s called Sparkling Wine”, or in other words, it’s a ‘sham-pagne’. The reputation of champagne precedes it… Continue Reading →

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1) India climbs 35 ranks in Global Innovation Index but lags in patents: Economic Survey India has ranked high in the Global Innovation Index – at position 46. This is a huge leap from the previous position of 81 in 2015-16…. Continue Reading →

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1. China launches campaign to clamp down on Olympic IP Infringement ahead of 2022 Winter Games China has launched a special intellectual property campaign in an attempt to clamp down on any Olympic IP infringements associated with the 2022 Beijing… Continue Reading →

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