Monthly Archives: June 2013

IPAB chides Trademark Registry…..again

Terming it a ‘classic case of official indifference’, Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has asked the following “very relevant” general questions from Tardemark Registry: – 1) How even before the order was passed, the online status treated the mark as … Continue reading

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JAGUAR prevails against respondent’s trademark application for JAGUAR (for watches): IPAB

Intellectual Property Appellate Board of India (IPAB) allowed JAGUAR opposition to the respondent’s application for the registration of trademark JAGUAR in class 14 in respect of ‘watches and parts thereof but excluding clocks’. IPAB severely criticized Deputy Registrar of Trademarks … Continue reading

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Indian Govt clarifies FDI policy for multi-brand retail trading

Clarification on queries of prospective investors/ stakeholders on Foreign Direct Investment policy for multi-brand retail trading http://goo.gl/iMRh7

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Naturally occurring DNA segment not patentable: USSC

In a very important decision, the Supreme Court of United States ruled that a naturally occurring deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated.   The Court, however, ruled … Continue reading

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‘Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani’ home video version carrying objectionable dialogues against ‘ROOHAFZA’ not to be released: DHC

Delhi High Court restrained the makers of Bollywood movie ‘Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani’ from releasing the home video version of the movie or any other version of the movie on cable television or television which contains the objectionable dialogues against … Continue reading

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Political parties are ‘public authorities’: CIC

Central Information Commssion (“CIC”) held that political parties are ‘public authorities’ under the Righ to Information Act (“Act”), thus under an obligation to disclose the source of their income. CIC reasoned that the political parties are indirectly ‘substantially financed’ by … Continue reading

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Appeal available to assail order passed under Section 340 CrPC: DHC

A Full Bench of Delhi High Court (DHA) ruled that an appeal under clause 10 of the Delhi High Court Act is available to an aggrieved party to assail an order passed on an application filed under Section 340 of … Continue reading

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