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Plaintiff’s option to file suit under Copyright and Trademarks Act clarified: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India clarified with regard to the place where a suit can be instituted by the plaintiff under the Copyright Act, 1957 and the Trade Marks Act, 1999. The Court agreed that the … Continue reading

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IPAB members’ appointment provisions unconstitutional: MHC

In a recent ruling, the Madras High Court struck down provisions of Intellectual Property Appellate Board appointments under the Trademarks Act as unconstitutional citing the violation of separation of powers and independence of judiciary by the government. The Court was … Continue reading

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Cipla restrained to make generic COPD drug: DHC

The Delhi High Court restrained domestic pharma company Cipla from producing and marketing a generic version of Novartis drug ‘Onbrez’ used for treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Novartis sued Cipla for infringement of its Indian patents for drug ‘Onbrez’ containing Indacaterol … Continue reading

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Novartis cancer drug patent application rejected for lack of enhancement of efficacy: SC

In a very important ruling, the Supreme Court of India rejected a patent application by Novartis for a major cancer drug on the ground that the application was not an invention per Section 3(d) of the Patent Act. The Court … Continue reading

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