Indian IP office notifications relating to the extension of deadlines at the time of COVID-19

The paranoia around the COVID-19 continues to stretch the air, people, citizens and the government continue to strive to put their best foot forward to ensure maximum safety and avoid anarchy. With this, we would like to inform you that, the Indian government have been meticulous in their work and have always ensured the best for its citizens, with this the Indian Patent Office, the Indian Trade Marks Registry and the Indian Copyright Office have released their official notices dated,…

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The Bridge to India- The potential of the recent PPH agreement

With the announcement of the Bilateral Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Programme between the Indian Patent Office under the Controller General of Patents, Design and Trade Marks (CGPDTM) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the floodgates to investments and financing in India has opened opportunities beyond borders.

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The Right to be Forgotten

Privacy law was seen in a new light in two landmark judgements given by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The judgements will act as a significant precedent when it comes to shaping of Indian legislations and case law on the issue of privacy, which is why it is important to understand its direction.

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The Influence of the Influential

Celebrities influence us the deepest. Irrespective of our ‘literacy’, they help us ‘decide’ whether to buy a particular brand or not, through their appearances in advertisements. A celebrity endorsing a product or service, serves as a promise of quality and trust and strikes an instant credibility to the brand.To keep a check on this the Advertising Standards Council of India (hereinafter ‘ASCI’) released a set of guidelines in 2017 to ensure that the advertisements starring them are not…

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The Trademark Office to the rescue; to rectify errors and issue fresh Trademark Registration Certificates.

Trademark holders can finally stop fretting over errors in their trademark registration certificates with the much-welcomed notice by the Indian Trademarks Office dated September 6, 2019.  After multiple requests from the Trademark Owners and trademark Counsels troubled with wrong details on the trademark registration certificates, the Trademark Office has gotten the ball rolling by affording an opportunity to make right the errors made by the Trademark Office on the  Registration Certificates…

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Delhi HC rules against E-Commerce Platforms

Recently, a batch of seven suits for injunction were filed in the Delhi High Court by Amway, Modicare, Oriflame against 1MG, Amazon, Flipkart and few other E-commerce entities for injunction to restrain  direct sellers from selling  the Plaintiffs’ products on the E-commerce platforms without the former’s consent. .

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 Guidelines for Permitted Use of Indian Geographical Indication (GI) Logo and Tagline

The Indian Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade issued a public notice on June 24, 2019, along with a draft guideline for comments from stakeholders (within 30 days) on the peppy tagline “Invaluable Treasure of Incredible India” and a common tri-color logo for GI certified products.

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The Case of Dynamic Injunction

In a recent judgement, the Delhi High Court set a precedent by issuing India’s first-ever ‘dynamic injunction’ against websites who were deemed to be infringing upon the rights of copyright holders.

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Customs Recordal in India – Averting the cross-border movement of infringing goods

With the advancement of technology and the expansion of the grey-market, brands worldwide are currently facing a large-scale import and export of infringing/false & counterfeit goods. Accordingly, to stop the illegal import/export of the counterfeit goods and products into the Indian market, the government has taken strict steps and bought in new amendments in getting the IP registered with the Customs Authority.

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Privacy Law in India – The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018

Privacy (and particularly data privacy) has become a major talking point over the last few years. With the exponential growth in digitization of services and expanded surveillance capabilities (both government and the private sector), more and more citizens around the world have pushed for governments to legislate strong privacy controls.

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