01 January 0001

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 decisions pertaining to trademark when goods are not acquired lawfully, protection of well known trademarks used in dissimilar services, superior right of prior adopter and novelty in design. News Nuggets section highlights, draft guidelines for examination of pharma patents in India, an English decision on overall appeal in design and the report of NCAER on allowing parallel import of copyrighted material.

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