IP Workshop held at ITS Engineering College, Greater Noida

IIPRD in association with Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP attorneys has recently conducted an IP Workshop on 12th of March, 2016 at “ITS Engineering College”, Greater Noida. Hereinbelow are the snapshots of activities conducted at the workshop - As a part of our ongoing Educational and Awareness Programme on IPR, IIPRD takes pride to have successfully conducted yet another Symposium on IPR – “Intellectual Property Leveraging and Management” at ITS Engineering College, Greater Noida. The objective was to sensitize the faculty members and attendees across all verticals towards growing need of effectively leveraging Intellectual Properties. The presentation was given... Read More

IP Workshop held at Our Corporate Office, Greater Noida

IIPRD in association with Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP attorneys has recently conducted an IP Workshop on 15th of January, 2016 at Our Corporate Office, Greater Noida. Hereinbelow are the snapshots of activities conducted at the workshop - As a part of our ongoing Educational and Awareness Programme on IPR, IIPRD takes pride to have successfully conducted yet another Programme on IPR - “IP Leveraging and Management” at our Corporate Office, Greater Noida. The objective was to sensitize the Industrialists, Scientists, Educationalists and other attendees towards growing need of effectively leveraging Intellectual Properties. IP practitioners working in law firms... Read More

IP Workshop held at Hotel Hilton, Jaipur

IIPRD in association with Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP attorneys has recently conducted an IP Workshop on 8th of February, 2016 at “Hotel Hilton”, Jaipur. Hereinbelow are the snapshots of activities conducted at the workshop - As a part of our ongoing Educational and Awareness Programme on IPR, IIPRD takes pride to have successfully completed yet another Programme on IPR - “IP Leveraging and Management” at Hotel Hilton, Jaipur. The objective was to sensitize the Industrialists, Scientists, Educationalists and other attendees towards growing need of effectively leveraging Intellectual Properties. The Participants include IP practitioners working in law firms as... Read More

IP Workshop held at Courtyard By Marriott, Bhopal

IIPRD in association with Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP attorneys has recently conducted an IP Workshop on 30th of November, 2015 at “Courtyard By Marriott”, Bhopal. Hereinbelow are the snapshots of activities conducted at the workshop - As a part of our ongoing Educational and Awareness Programme on IPR, IIPRD takes pride to have successfully concluded yet another Conference on IPR - “IP Leveraging and Management” at Courtyard By Marriott, Bhopal. The objective was to sensitize the Industrialists, Scientists, Educationalists and attendees towards growing need of effectively leveraging Intellectual Properties. The Participants included IP practitioners working in law firms... Read More

Khurana & Khurana Publication – Compendium of Trademark Case Summaries – 2015

The Indian trademark jurisprudence in its expeditiously evolving journey saw 2015 attaching many feathers to its hat. With increasing number of litigations, consequently fostering enhanced enforcement and settlements has stimulated players in the ecosystem in being more sensitized and mindful towards the IP lifecycle in India - from filing to injunctions. Significant changes in the Trademark office and courts have been witnessed to have a direct influence on the confidence and awareness of stakeholders in the IP ecosystem. To mention a few: - increase in trademark filings by 300% over the last decade - becoming a member of the Madrid... Read More

Who Owns the Invention – the Employee and Employer Conundrum

As India’s participation in global trade, including with countries with strict patent regimes, increases, the need of aligning patent policies and practices in India with global standards is being felt. If we look globally, and particularly at the competitive needs of global groupings (ASEAN, TPP etc) and countries with strict patent laws like US, Germany, UK etc, there is a call for a relook at the ownership rights of employees and employer. The stress of ‘Make in India’ on IPR further shows its future prospects, and thereby, need of policies more in line with the international standard.  As per WIPO... Read More

Medecins Sans Frontieres (msf) Challenges Pfizer’s Patent Application on Pneumonia Vaccine in India

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) also known as Doctors Without Borders, an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization, has filed a pre-grant opposition in India to prevent US pharmaceutical company "Pfizer" from getting a patent on the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13, marketed as Prevenar 13®). Prevenar 13® is the world's largest selling vaccine for infants and toddlers, that helps prevent invasive disease caused by 13 types of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Prevenar 13® contains extracts from thirteen of the most common types of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria which are responsible for causing invasive diseases such as pneumonia, blood poisoning and meningitis.  The vaccine works by preparing... Read More

Exclusions and Inclusions in latest Guidelines given by Indian Patent Office (IPO) for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs)

The Indian Patent office (IPO) after considering inputs/suggestions/comments from different stakeholders on previously issued Guidelines for Examination of CRIs (click here for IPO guidelines) has reissued the final guideline on 19th Feb 2016.  As per the reading of the guideline, CRIs comprise inventions that involve the use of computer, computer network or other programmable apparatus and include such inventions having one or more features of which are realized wholly or partially by means of a computer program or programmes. CRIs are created with the help of intellectual contributions, and hence should appropriately be protected and deserve a strong protection. As... Read More

Requirements to be Fulfilled If Invention Uses Biological Material

You might find this article useful if you have questions like what is Budapest treaty, is India also member to the treaty, if my invention uses biological material, what obligations I have to fulfil under this treaty, what are the timelines to comply with those. Budapest treaty is the international treaty on the recognition of the deposit of micro-organisms for the purposes of patent procedure signed at Budapest (capital of Hungary). It was signed on 28th day of April, 1977 and has been amended and modified since then. India is member of this treaty with effect from December 17, 2001.... Read More

Interpretation of the Term “Aggrieved Person” Under Section 47 of Trade Mark Act, 1999

The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in the case Adidas AG v Union of India and Anr vide W.P.(C) 3125/2013 set aside the impugned ex parte order by IPAB dated 28th December 2012 and remanded the matter to IPAB for fresh consideration. BRIEF FACTS OF THE CASE: In the instant case, Petitioner has trademark “RESPONSE” with respect to footwear and apparels has garnered worldwide goodwill and reputation. Petitioner’s trademark “RESPONSE” is registered in various countries including USA and Germany in 1993 and 1995 respectively.  It came to the Petitioner’s notice that the mark Response has been already registered by the... Read More