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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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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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48 months time period for filing of RFE of patent application is mandatory: DHC

The Delhi High Court has clarified that the time period of forty-eight months (from the date of priority of the patent application or from the date of filing of the patent application, whichever is earlier,) for the filing of request … Continue reading

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MoU between India and Sweden on IPRs: Govt.

Indian Government has given its approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Sweden on cooperation in the field of Intellectual Property (IPRs). The MoU establishes a wide ranging and flexible mechanism through which both countries can exchange … Continue reading

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Reg. proprietor not entitled to injunction U/S 29(5) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999: BHC

In an important ruling, the Bombay High Court clarified that a proprietor of the registered trademark is not entitled to an injunction on a cause of action in infringement under Section 29(5) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 (“Act”) where … Continue reading

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Patentee rights “exhaust” on sale: USSC

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that if a patented item has been sold once, the patentee’s rights are “exhausted” and can no longer be enforced. The decision also makes it clear that’s true even if the sale happened abroad … Continue reading

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