Monthly Archives: October 2013

Indian Patent Office functioning as ISA & IPEA

Indian Patent Office started functioning as International Searching Authority and International Preliminary Examining Authority under the PCT from October 15, 2013 http://goo.gl/1LzgNj Advertisements

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Delhi High Court accepts ‘Bloomberg’ as well-known trademark

Accepting the cross border reputation of the word ‘Bloomberg’, the Delhi High Court restrianed defendants from infringing Bloomberg’s trademark and passing off their goods and services as that of Bloomberg. Defendants incorporated around 20 companies using the name Bloomberg as … Continue reading

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Permission required for PCT Applications filed by residents in India: DHC

In an important ruling effecting PCT applications in India, the Delhi High Court ruled that an international application (PCT Application) filed by an Indian national with Indian Patent Office is not an application made in India unless appropriate permission under … Continue reading

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No infringement of Rediff.com copyright for an analogue Dial image: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently held that there is no infringement of Rediff.com copyright in their literary and artistic work for an analogue image of a Dial representing strength/weakness of a stock or mutual fund. Rediff.com alleged that defendant infringed … Continue reading

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3% reservation for disabled persons shall be based on total cadre strength: SC

A large Bench of the Supreme Court of India clarified that the three (3) percent reservation for disabled persons shall be based on the total cadre strength and not on the number of vacancies in the posts of the establishment. … Continue reading

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Courts can’t order investigation against public servant without valid sanction order: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the courts cannot order investigation against a public servant on a private complaint without a valid sanction order from the competent authority. The Court said “Once it is noticed that there was no … Continue reading

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Voters have right to reject candidates contesting the elections: SC

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court recently held that the voters have right to reject all candidates contesting the elections. Consequently, it has directed the Election Commission to include “negative voting” by allowing voters to select None of the … Continue reading

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