IPR Amicus: September 2012

The 'Statutory updates' section discusses the America Invents Act which has come into force from 16-9-2012. Of particular interest is the shift to First to file provisions. Important decisions from different for a High Court and IPAB on whether slogans can be copyrighted, test of obviousness as pe

IPR Amicus: October 2012

Delhi High Court's decision recognising international exhaustion of trademarks as per Trade Marks Act, 1999 is the highlight of this issue. The article discusses parallel importation and 'market' as interpreted by the court. The case law section contains another important decision of the Delhi Hig

IPR Amicus: November 2012

Governmental use of patented inventions and provisions of Sections 48 and 100 of the Patents Act, 1970 are analysed in the article on ‘Use of patented inventions by the government’. The news section contains draft guidelines issued by the Indian patent office on traditional knowledge and biologica

IPR Amicus: December 2012

The ambiguity in Indian patent laws on whether registration of patent licenses and assignments is necessary for the transactions to be valid is the basis for discussion in the article in this issue of IPR Amicus. 'Ratio Decidendi' provides summary of the English case on denial of trademark to tile

IPR Amicus: Previous Editions

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IPR Amicus: May 2012

The "Article" section features an insight into the practice of divisional patents in India. Amendments to Japanese IP laws came into effect on 1-4-2012. The IPR Law & Procedure section captures some of the major changes like joint technology or product development activities and dispute resolution

IPR Amicus: June 2012

The article in this issue of IPR Amicus discusses the European Court of Justice ruling on copyright protection to functionality and language of a computer program. Case-law on copyright in communication of literary or musical works in sound recording, word 'Ayur' being generic, power of Registrar

IPR Amicus: March 2012

The first compulsory licence was issued by India licensing the production of Sorafenib Tosylate a generic version of anti-cancer drug Nexavar invoking Section 84 of the Patents Act. This landmark order which holds great significance for pharma industry and patent protection in India is discussed i

IPR Amicus: February 2012

The decision of Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) on patentability under Section 3 (k) of the Patents Act, 1970 in case of Yahoo is a major highlight of the issue. Also covered in "Ratio Decidendi" section are the IP protection of trademark' basmati' and copyright infringement in case o

IPR Amicus: January 2012

The January 2012 issue of IPR Amicus discusses applicability of learned society exception to publications in the internet in the “Article” section. Highlights under “Statutory Updates” are establishment of IP court in Russia and public notice issued by the Controller General of Patents, Design and