IPR Amicus: May 2017

High Court of Delhi has opined that the drawing cannot simpliciter be termed as a mechanical device to get the benefit of being excluded from Section 2(d) of the Designs Act.

IPR Amicus: March 2017

Article in this issue of IPR Amicus discusses a recent decision of the Delhi High Court involving liability of an intermediary in a design infringement case.

IPR Amicus: February 2017

Article in this issue of IPR Amicus discusses a recent decision of the Delhi High Court granting permanent injunction in a dispute involving use of mark similar to that of Mother Dairy.

IPR Amicus: January 2017

Trans-border reputation as the name suggests means reputation that has spilled over to other jurisdictions wherein there is neither use of the trade mark in question nor is the trade mark registered.

IPR Amicus: December 2016

Article Secrecy directions in designs - Most of us are familiar with provisions in Patents Law related to secrecy directions on inventions relevant for defence purposes and the security of India. The

IPR Amicus: November 2016

In a recent judgement, the Karnataka High Court indirectly applied the doctrine of lifting of corporate veil in the field of trademark law.

IPR Amicus: October 2016

The Indian Trade Marks law has no explicit provision relating to trade dress. However, the same is impliedly incorporated within the meaning of “mark” in Section 2(1)(m) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 which includes the shape of goods, their packaging and combination of colours.

IPR Amicus: September 2016

Article in this issue of IPR Amicus deals with statutory licensing of copyrights under the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012.

IPR Amicus: August 2016

Article in this issue of Amicus seeks to explore and understand the evolving nexus between the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and the Patents Act, 1970.

IPR Amicus: July 2016

Examination of computer-related inventions (CRIs) by the Indian Patent Office is perceived to be ambiguous. However, certain recent decisions of the Controller highlight the emerging consistency in examination of CRIs.