Category Archives: TRIPS

Startups redefined; tax conditions amended: Govt.

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (“DPIIT”) through its notification no. G.S.R. 127(E) dated February 19, 2019 (“Notification”) has expanded the definition of startups and has relaxed conditions for claiming exemption under section 56(2)(viib) of the Income … Continue reading

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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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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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Sections 124/125 and 47/57 of Trademarks Act are not mutually exclusive: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India clarified that during a civil suit if an aggrieved party does not approach the Tribunal for a decision on the issue of invalidity of trademark registration, the right to raise the … Continue reading

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