19 April 2013

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 used in Scrabble and Indian cases on co-existence of similar trademarks and rejection of claim of patentability when mere suitable dosage is found for a drug. New Zealand gave effect to Madrid Protocol on 10-12-2012 and EU Parliament voted for Unitary patent regime and a unified patent court for Europe.

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