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Patent, Trademark Filing goes the E-way!


In keeping with the trend of adopting all things, ‘E’ and making systems more time e-fficient and e-z…. the Indian Government has introduced the e-filing system for patents and trademarks. E-savvy indeed! An article in The Hindu reports The Government has launched a facility for e-filing of patent and trademark applications to speed up the process of securing exclusive rights over a product or trading symbol. “With the launch of e-filing facilities, applicants can file their patent and trademark applications…


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Update on the Super Basmati.


Pursuant to my earlier blog on the Super Basmati, I received queries and clarifications on the patent status On probing and analyzing the issue, I find the Pak allegation that India has filed a patent has trickled down from the Pakistan media and found its way into the Indian Press room. The Indian media(and to some extent I) has quoted them verbatim and fanned the issue without any independent verification On checking the Big Patents Database compiled by Prof. Bhaven…


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Genome Valley Bags Certification Mark


Chandrabbau Naidu, the Ex-Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh can wear the moniker ‘Biotech Babu’(‘Babu’ is the Indian honorific for a senior officer) with aplomb and pride. Having spearheaded the Bio-Renaissance in the state, that placed the City of Hyderabad on the Biotech world map, the State ,thanks to the Babu ,has become the forerunner in producing cutting edge innovation and R&D in the fields of bio-all. Bio-all that encompasses the field and flurry in the areas of bio-informatics, medics, agriculture…


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Super Basmati to the Fore!


Yet another Basmati bombshell is in the offing! The Basmati –patent saga continues and this one comes from right across the border. Pakistan all set to challenge the Indian patent of the Super Basmati, a fresh round of ‘rice diplomacy’ is expected. The Indian Basmati having passed through a phase of protracted wrangling to wrest the Indian grain from the patent pirates, it is turn the turn of the Super Basmati Rice to be embroiled in a battle to establish…


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Emerging Issues in G.I:Muga [email protected] Assam


Emerging Issues IN G.I: Muga [email protected] Assam. Environmental Concerns cloud the Muga Silk Industry of Assam. ‘Round and round the mulberry bush’, sing children in praise of the fine art of silk weaving. If only it were so simple to weave silk by going round the mulberry bush, we would all be clad in the finest of silks fit for the king. And if royalty were to indulge their tastes, it would be nothing less than the Muga Silk of…


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Gizmo Talk:Apple Iphone


Gizmo Talk: Apple Iphone A treat for all the music buffs and Apple aficionados___ a new blockbuster gizmo to get you in the mood. The new Apple Iphone, ,a music playing and web browsing device that was launched last Friday has created a mass hysteria of sorts. Reuter reports Crowds lined up at some of Apple outlets cheered as their doors opened at 6pm local time while smaller groups waited outside At&Tstores.The Iphone melds a phone , We b browser…


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Patenting Slokas:Offbeat Chants!


The Yoga- Patent imbroglio effectively fueled by media hyperbole and rhetoric continues unabated albeit with a small detour. After doing the wrong stretch on yoga, this time around it’s a wrong chant of the Slokas The debate has progressed (or should I say regressed) to patenting of Slokas.Slokas are traditional Sanskrit Verses that are found in ancient Vedic texts. As such the term ‘sloka’ could be used to broadly mean and include verses from ayurvedic texts; verses that are chanted…


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Spy.vs.Spy— Dynamics of Trade Secret Protection


The ongoing case of Purolite vs. Thermax is yet another addition to the long litany of cases pertaining to the area of Trade Secret Protection. This one comes with an interesting cross-border aspect. Purolite, a world leader in the water treatment business has slapped a Corporate Espionage suit on the Indian held company Thermax. Both Companies engaged in similar areas of core competencies, it is alleged that Thermax instigated employees of Purolite to steal Intellectual Property that constitute vital Trade…


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Spy.vs.Spy — Dynamics Of Trade Secret Protection.


The ongoing case of Purolite vs. Thermax is yet another addition to the long litany of cases pertaining to the area of Trade secret Protection. This one comes with an interesting cross-border aspect. Purolite, a world leader in the water treatment business has slapped a Corporate Espionage suit on the Indian held company Thermax. Both Companies engaged in similar areas of core competencies, it is alleged that Thermax instigated employees of Purolite to steal Intellectual Property that constitute vital Trade…


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Rings on your fingers, Bells on your toes – Karimnagar goes for Silver


Karimnagar a district in Andhra Pradesh has bagged a G.I for the fine filigree silver work that is typically manufactured in this area. It joins the elite list of G.I holders, which includes the Ikat of Pochampally and the Kondapalli toys. Sure to make shopping for silver trinkets and handicraft items in Hyderabad a more pleasurable experience, the silver digger can perhaps look forward to more authentic stuff. The Silver Products that are made in Karimnagar are delicate handicraft items…


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