India’s first Semi-Conductor Integrated Circuit Layout Design Application

A couple of months back we’d written about the basics of protection of Semi-Conductor Integrated Circuit Layout Design (SICLD) in India and more importantly how there hadn’t been a single application filed, or registered till date.

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How to file a Design application in India?

Ever wanted to get something you designed registered but never knew how to go about it? Surprisingly, the procedure to get your design registered is fairly easy and guess what? You can get your design registered in about 8-12 months! Trust me, getting anything registered with an Intellectual Property office in India under 12 months is nothing less than a miracle. So here is how you go about filing a design application in India.

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Protecting Jewellery Designs in India – Intellectual Property Simplified

At some point in a guy’s life, he just has to buy jewellery! Whether it’s for a girlfriend or partner, going through row after row of earrings, necklaces, rings and other adornments for someone else is one of the inescapable truths of life. Shopping for jewellery has changed a great deal as well - from discretely picking up something on a holiday (but having to sheepishly empty your baggage at airport security amid grins from your folks) to browsing through and buying the latest visually…

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The Law of Designs and Passing-off in India

A recent judgment of the Bombay High Courtt that I came across addressed issues relating to the laws of design which I found very interesting, mainly because they weren’t issues that were touched upon previously. On reading the judgment, I found that it was the Delhi High Court which had first examined these issues in detail and what was also interesting to read was the dissenting opinion by one of the judges.

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Start-up Tips – Integrated Circuit Layout Designs Simplified

Tech start-ups seem to be the flavour of the day in most entrepreneur meets but amidst the wide array of software companies there is an oft neglected team of people who work exclusively on building hardware. The silent workers who have it more difficult in terms of securing funding, gaining visibility and pretty much anything.

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After fee hike for Patent filings in India, Design Office to follow suit

The Indian Intellectual Property Office invited comments today for the recently published draft amendment rules (“draft rules”) for Design filings in India. The draft rules can be found here.

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