Category Archives: patent law

Makers of new drugs exempt from price control: Govt.

The Indian Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers (Department of Pharmaceuticals) has notified an order amending the Drugs (Prices Control) Order 2013. Effective January 3, 2019, manufacturers of new drugs patented in India are exempt from price control for a period … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property composite suit maintainable: DHC

In an important ruling, a Large Bench of the Delhi High Court ruled that a composite suit that joins two causes of action – one for infringement of a registered design and the other for passing off, is maintainable. The … Continue reading

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Lost profits recoverable for foreign use: USSC

The Supreme Court of the United States of America recently clarified that patent owners can recover for lost profits resulting from infringer’s export of the components of a patented invention to its customers outside of USA. The Supreme Court found … Continue reading

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Toyota loses trademark rights to Prius: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that for a trademark to be considered as well-known in India, the proprietor must establish that the trademark has acquired a substantial goodwill in relation to the goods in Indian market. Japanese car … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Standing Committee reports can be relied on during court proceedings: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the reports of the Parliamentary Standing Committee can be relied on during the court proceedings but added that these reports cannot be challenged in the courts because of parliamentary … Continue reading

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Design of article prepared for industrial production of an article, is a design: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently clarified that where a design of an article is prepared for the industrial production of an article, it is a design and registrable under Designs Act and the copyright in such design shall cease if … Continue reading

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