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By Omesh Puri
A trade mark with the status of a "well-known" significantly improves the extent of protection as it provides the proprietor, the exclusive right to the trade mark against all unlawful users thereof, regardless of the differences in the field of business, goods or services.
By Dinesh Kumar Sharma
As the patent infringement matters often involve complex technologies and huge amounts at stake, it not just requires exercise of sound judicial wisdom by the Courts but also unswerving standards to be followed by them . . .
By Raashi Jain
For the proper functioning of a democratic country, it is imperative that information pertaining to the government is accessible to citizens.
By Hrishikesh R. Chaudhury
The Biological Diversity Act (the BD Act) was enacted with the objective to provide for conservation of Biological Diversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits ..
By Sahil Pahwa
The National Biodiversity Authority (hereinafter referred to as "NBA") and State Biodiversity Boards (hereinafter referred to as "SBB") are established to deal with matters relating to implementation of the Act and the Rules.
By Pankaj Musyuni
Considering the Indian pharmaceutical industry is the third largest industry in terms of output, it is necessary to understand the regulatory scenario for the pharma sector...
By Divya Srinivasan
The Havana Club trademark dispute between United States and Cuba has been one of the most prolonging, controversial and potentially acrimonious cases for the World Trade Organization (WTO) till date.
By Akriti Kapoor
The compulsory licensing provision has been in force ever since the inception of Patent Laws in our country.
By Rahul Sharma
For developing countries vying for a ‘developed nation' spot, substantial reformation in patent laws is a vital ingredient.
By Joginder Singh
From time-to-time, the Indian Patent office has been issuing Guidelines for Examination (hereinafter GFE) of applications.
By Shristi Bansal
Traditionally, the subject matter of trademarks includes words, logos, symbols or a combination thereof.
By Shristi Bansal, Ishtita Sharma (fourth year student of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh)
As a popular saying goes, first impression is the last impression - when it comes to movies what better for a first impression than a striking title. A title that is catchy and unique finds an instant place in the minds of the audience.
By Dr. Vivek Kashyap
In a recent, very intensely contested litigation between Merck Sharp and Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd., the Hon'ble Delhi High Court delivered a much awaited judgement. In the suit Merck contended infringement of its Anti-diabetic drug Sitagliptin ..
By Neetu Kumari
Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) is a tribunal, before which the decisions of the Central Government or Controller of Patents, Registrar under the Trade Marks Act, 1999 and the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 can be appealed.
By Manisha Singh Nair
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has published Draft Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2015. Some of the salient features of the Draft amendments Rules are summarised below...