IPR Amicus: October 2014

Bombay High Court’s recent Order holding that use as trademark is sine qua non to claim honest concurrent use , is the subject of the article covered in this month’s IPR Amicus. It is noted here that entire purpose behind the enactment of Section 12 of the Trade Marks Act is to ensure that genuine

IPR Amicus: September 2014

Recent decision of the Chancery Division of the Community Trade Mark Court in the dispute concerning a trademark battle over the word “PINK”, is elaborately discussed in this September 2014 issue of IPR Amicus. Ratio decidendi in this issue covers important Bombay High Court Order holding that t

IPR Amicus: August 2014

Bombay High Court’s Order upholding the order of Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) granting compulsory license to an anti-cancer drug, has been elaborately discussed in this issue of IPR Amicus. According to the author, this decision has paved the way for more applications of compulsory

IPR Amicus: July 2014

The July issue of IPR Amicus begins with an article containing discussion on a recent Delhi High Court decision concerning registration of license / assignment deed under the Patents Act. According to the author, the practice of staying proceedings pending determination of registration of the lice

IPR Amicus: June 2014

“Is new hardware required for patenting computer implemented inventions in India?” – this is the question posed by the author in the ‘Article’ section of IPR Amicus – June, 2014. Discussing an order of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), the author concludes that the law does not man

IPR Amicus: May 2014

The High Court of Madras, in a recent decision, considered the popular issue of interface between copyright and design protection in case of an artistic work and this order forms the basis for discussion in the article published in this issue of IPR Amicus. The ‘Ratio Decidendi’ column analyses

IPR Amicus: April 2014

IPR Amicus brings to readers an article on Indian statutory scenario in respect of prosecution for infringement of trade mark, under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act or the PMLA. The author notes that compared to punishment for such offence under other laws, the addition of tra

IPR Amicus: March 2014

The article section of the March 2014 issue of IPR Amicus features two articles – a discussion on the Patent (Amendment Rules) 2014 and definition of small entities, and the emphasis on principles of natural justice by the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB). Ratio decidendi carries decis

IPR Amicus: February 2014

The shifting battleground between innovator drugs and biosimilars in India is discussed in the article section of IPR Amicus, February 2014. Delhi High Court ruling on whether copyright can be claimed in pranic healing, its performance, etc., and UK High Court ruling against use of key words amoun

IPR Amicus: January 2014

Trademark questions in adwars , as in Pepsodent Germicheck v. Colgate Strong Teeth form part of the discussion in the Article section in January 2014 issue of IPR Amicus. The Ratio Decidendci column covers a number of interesting cases right from registration under the Insecticides Act when patent