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INDIA - Lifting of extension of deadlines due to COVID-19

To alleviate the difficulties faced by lawyers and litigants across the country due to the nationwide lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court on 23rd March 2020 passed an order in In Re: Cognizance for Extension of Limitation granting an indefinite extension of the…


Claiming multiple priorities for your trademark application in India

Businesses which have (or are) trying to register their trademarks in several countries would be familiar with the concept of priority rights. If a person has applied for registration/registered a mark in his home IP office at Country A, then on the basis of the original application, he can apply…


Caught in the cross-hairs of the WIPO & Indian Trademark Office

The procedure and timeline to obtain registration for a trademark have evolved over time.  After the amendment of 2017, the entire timeline has become quite stricter and quicker. We have all seen a lot of positive changes happening in the IP regime, however, there are still areas where we lag and…


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…


India and the GDPR

We’ve covered the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation in a series of posts over the last couple of weeks. You can read our summary of the Regulation here, and our post on the important features of the Regulation here. In this post, we’ll be taking a look at the effect that the GDPR…


India approves the proposal for accession to The Nice Agreement, The Vienna Agreement & The Locarno Agreement

The Government of India has approved the proposal for the accession of India to The Nice Agreement concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the purposes of registration of marks, The Vienna Agreement establishing an International Classification of the figurative…


A brief analysis of the Annual Report 2016-17 of the Indian Intellectual Property Office

The Annual Report 2016-2017, released by the Office of the CGPDTM has provided a detailed report of the recent changes in India’s IP regime. This post is a brief summary of the said report and an analysis of whether the recent changes have contributed in achieving the goal of the National IPR…


New initiatives from the copyright office for registration of copyrights in India

Digital technology is drastically changing our ways of life, whether it's home or office and the Copyright office is no exception to it. In its attempt to use the technology and to enhance transparency in Copyright prosecution in India, the Copyright Office recently issued a Public Notice wherein…


IP Office joins Startup India Campaign – Launches Scheme and Facilitators

Of late there has been a humongous upsurge in the number of Startups being launched in India, and alongside catching up pace, is the awareness about importance of protecting the intellectual property rights. The early stages in a new business is nothing short of a whirlwind for novice entrepreneurs…


Effectiveness of RTI for your trademark applications

There are several resources online that will tell you how to register your trademark in India, with a neatly drawn flow chart for clarity and some websites that promise trademark registration in a day or even faster. What you won’t be told is the time that it will take you from one step to another…