This is the First Anniversary issue of IPR Amicus. Focussing on practical issues in filing and obtaining patent protection, the article in this issue, analyses pendency of patent applications in India. Case law on post-grant opposition, use of laudatory expression as trademark, SPC for new application of APIs (CJEU decision) and design of washing machine forms part of the issue. News covered include interplay of IP and religion in Geographical indication granted to Tirupati laddu and constitutional validity of Australia's plain packaging law versus rights of trademark and logo of tobacco companies.
15 April 2013