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Permitted user can’t bring suit for the trademark infringement: DHC

Pronouncing that it lacks any territorial jurisdiction, the Delhi High Court held that the permitted user of a registered trademark cannot bring a suit for the trademark infringement under Section 134(2) of the Trademarks Act, 1999. A Division Bench of … Continue reading

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Export of patented invention permitted u/S 107A Patent Act: DHC

The Delhi High Court held that the language of Section 107A of the Patents Act, 1970 permits export from India of a patented invention solely for uses reasonably related to the development and submission of information required under any law … Continue reading

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The Trade Mark Rules, 2017 notified: Govt.

Indian Trademark Office has notified The Trade Mark Rules, 2017 coming into effect from 06th March, 2017. These Rules will replace the erstwhile Trade Mark Rules 2002. Some salient features of the revamped Rules are as follows: • Number of … Continue reading

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‘Fair Use’ doctrine explained: DHC

Refusing to grant interim injunction on a claim that the course packs prescribed by Delhi University contain no additional material apart from photocopies of copyrighted publications, the Delhi High Court ruled that the concept of fair use in copyright law … Continue reading

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Film producer has exclusive copyright on works of lyricist or musician: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that once the author of a lyric or a musical work parts with a portion of his copyright by authorizing a film producer to make a cinematograph film in respect of his work and … Continue reading

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Toyota’s injunction set aside for trademark PRIUS: DHC

The Delhi High Court set aside permanent injunction granted in favor of Japanese car manufacturer Toyota for the use of word PRIUS by a local car accessories manufacturer. Toyota claimed that the word PRIUS has attained a trans-border reputation and … Continue reading

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‘Actual knowledge’ of ISPs required to impose liability: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that ‘actual knowledge’ and not ‘general awareness’ of internet intermediaries is required to impose liability on them for infringement with respect to a specific copyright work. The Court was entertaining an appeal filed by … Continue reading

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Sec 65-B Cert under Evidence Act can be filed subsequent to court filing: DHC

In an important ruling, the Delhi High Court clarified that a party can file a certificate under Section 65-B of the Evidence Act even subsequent to the filing of the electronic record in the court provided such a party makes … Continue reading

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Infringement suit be filed at plaintiff’s principal/registered place: DHC

The Delhi High Court clarified that the plaintiff cannot file a trademark infringement suit at far flung places under the guise that it is carrying on business there when their principal office is situated in some other place. The Court … Continue reading

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ISR & IPER are essential inputs in examination of patents: MHC

In an attempt to cut short the delays in the grant of patents, the Madras High Court has held that Patent Cooperation Treaty (“PCT”) search reports shall be treated as an essential input in the examination of the pending national … Continue reading

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