Khurana & Khurana opens another Branch Office in Bangalore

Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) along with its sister concern, an IP Consulting Firm IIPRD announce that they are opening up a second branch Office in Bangalore w.e.f  29th July 2013, in wake of the rising client requirements and towards their goal of expanding their operations across India. K&K is a leading full service IP Law Firm in India and represents Indian and International clients ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 200 companies across a broad range of varying complexity IP Issues, giving each client the same experience across the board. K&K is known and recognized for its... Read More

The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks (Madrid System)

The “Madrid System” is a centrally administered system of obtaining a bundle of trademark registrations in different jurisdictions. It is governed by two treaties, the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol, and is administered by the International Bureau of WIPO in Geneva, Switzerland.  Madrid System permits the filing, registration and maintenance of trade mark rights in more than one jurisdiction provided that the target jurisdiction is a party to the system. It is a primary international system for facilitating the registration of trademarks in multiple jurisdictions around the world. However the scope of Madrid system is different viz a viz ... Read More

Now Responses to Examination Reports can be filed online too!

As per the notification of 07th July 2013 at the Indian Patent Office, the responses to Examination Reports can now be also filed online. The online database of Indian Patent Office has been significantly automated over the last couple of months causing much convenience to the Applicants and Agents as well as speeding processes at the Patent Office. Now, every form from Form 1 to 27 including Petitions and every request including application for post-dating, alteration in patent register, entry of additional address of service, correction of clerical errors etc., can be filed online. Online Filing of responses to Examination... Read More

Monsanto’s Patent on Method of Producing Transgenic Plants refused by IPAB

Monsanto’s Indian patent application 2407/DEL/NP/2006 on transgenic plants with heat/salt/draught tolerant plants is rejected by IPAB.  The subject patent application is directed to a method of producing a draught/stress/heat/salt/drug tolerant transgenic plants by inserting a recombinant DNA molecule that expresses a cold shock protein CspA or CspB. The subject patent application was rejected by the Controller of Patents on lack of inventive step under 2(1)(ja) in view of three prior art references and under section 3d. The final set of amended claims contain four claims, the independent claim is as follows: 1.  A method of producing a transgenic plant comprising... Read More