Foreign Filing Licence in India

According to Section 39 of The Patent Act, 1970, if an Indian resident wish to file a patent application in a foreign country without filing it in India, then it is mandatory requirement for a patent applicant to obtain a foreign filing licence from the Indian Patent Office. A Foreign Filing Licence (FFL) is a written permission obtained by the patent applicant from the Indian Patent Office to file a patent application in a foreign country without filing in India first. The motive behind FFL can be understand as a measure to keep a check on all inventions being exported to a different jurisdiction especially related to defence or... Read More

Headline: Dealing with John Doe Orders in India

Standfirst: In an effort to reduce piracy, the media and film industries are increasingly seeking John Doe orders against internet service providers, illegal unlicensed distributors and cable operators, say Amruta Mahuli, Abhijeet Deshmukh and Abhishek Pandurangi of Khurana and Khurana. Pullquote: “The injunctions on blocking of entire websites ought not be granted ‘unless it is demonstrated that the entirety of the website contains, and contains only, illicit material’.”   With one of the largest multimedia industries and consumer bases in the world, India’s media law jurisprudence has always attracted interest. Accordingly, in 2003 Indian finally entered the “John Doe orders... Read More

IIPRD among top 100 Intellectual Property Blogs- FEEDSPOT

IIPRD, with great pleasure, is happy to announce that it has been ranked as one of the top 100 Intellectual Property Blogs writer from thousands of top Intellectual Property Blog writers on IP, Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights by Feedspot. IIPRD strives to ensure delivering and providing insights to the IP industry continuously and extensively to help their clients, International Law Firms as well as stakeholders to keep them updated/aware about the updates, analysis and insights to the recent happenings in the IP domain across various jurisdictions. IIPRD is a premier Intellectual Property Consulting and Commercialization/Licensing Firm with a diversified business... Read More

International Patent Drafting Competition

Patents are a major area of business proficiency nowadays and recently in India too, it has become as important as marketing, finance, corporate governance, and manufacturing economics. India’s growing R&D operations have taken a beating due to lack of in-house professionals to file patents applications. Even then, the numbers clearly indicate that there is a great deal of patenting activity going on among companies across India. Patent Specification, besides being the most important document in the entire patent registration procedure, is also considered to be one of the most complex Techno-Legal documents. Drafting of Patent Specification is a device of... Read More

Exclusions in Patentable Subject Matter in Malaysia

Malaysia’s Patent Act similar to other countries jurisdictions excludes certain subject matter from protection under patent. Such subject matter is defined under section 13(1) of Malaysia’s Patent Act. The Malaysian patent law uncovers some of the non-patentable subject matter relevant to the life sciences industry in Malaysia. This non-patentable subject matter in Malaysia affects the life sciences industry. Some of the related examples are: discoveries and scientific theories; plant or animal varieties or essentially biological processes for the production of plants or animals; methods of treatment of human or animal body by surgery or therapy, and diagnostic methods practiced on... Read More

MyIPO allocates Fund for students

A fund of RM 500,000 has been allocated by the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) for school and university students in the country to register their Intellectual Properties (IP), said Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.[1] The ministry had been strongly encouraging the students to be creative and to patent their products before being commercialized. "The cost to register intellectual properties is very high, which is RM 1,500 and that is why we are allocating a special fund. We will assess all applications to register the intellectual properties via a new application." he told[2] reporters... Read More

IPOS launches S$1 billion Innovation Fund and upgrades Intellectual Property Masterplan!

Reportedly[1], the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has announced that Singapore is launching a S$1 billion (US$717 million approx.) innovation fund to help companies with strong intellectual property strategies to grow and expand overseas. The Makara Innovation Fund, a partnership between IPOS and local private equity firm Makara Capital, will invest S$30 to S$150 million on each of 10-15 “IP-rich and high-growth potential” companies from all over the world, including Singapore. These companies will then tap on Singapore’s IP ecosystem to help them deepen their value creation, compete effectively and expand into the global markets.  MIF will help anchor... Read More

IPOS chief chairs UN copyright committee

Mr. Daren Tang, Chief Executive, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), assumed the Chairmanship of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)[1] Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), at its 34th Session in Geneva. As Chair, he will help steer the SCCR’s discussions on developments to the global copyright regime through his two-year stint. The SCCR includes representatives from all 189 WIPO member states as well as the Berne Union. It is a platform for members to exchange insights and experiences on copyright matters, initiate international collaborations and facilitate international copyright agreements. An example of an outcome arising from... Read More

IPOPHL unanimously recommended for appointment as International Authority on Patent

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has received unanimous international endorsement to be designated as an International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority[1] (ISA/) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, an agreement administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In her presentation, IPOPHL Director General Josephine Santiago noted that the IPOPHL has satisfied the requirements for designation as ISA/IPEA. The IPOPHL has[2]: 110 full-time patent examiners adequately trained in search and examination; full access to the minimum documentation, which include publicly available and propriety databases, such as Thomson Innovation, WIPS Global Database, EPOQUENet, among others; patent examiners... Read More

Meta-tagging vis-à-vis Trade Mark Misuse: An overview

Introduction: For most of our questions, we rely on the internet for answers. While the debate on the reliability of information received on the internet continues, an equally enthralling race of which website will be the first to grab a searching consumer’s attention has begun.  With companies and organizations willing to pay a leg and an arm to ensure maximum footfalls on their websites, it is not surprising that such organizations are searching for loopholes to find ways to manipulate the search results on search engines. Website owners attract unwarranted attention to their website by making dubious use of Meta-tagging,... Read More