Trademark

ICICI jingle now trademarked!


Private sector major ICICI Bank limited has registered its jingle as a  trademark. The notes forming the jingle have been registered by the registrar of Trademarks. This development definitely points towards a new chapter in the area of non-conventional trademarks. Safir Anand ,a senior partner at Anand and Anand noted that soon non-conventional trademarks will become the complete identity of the brand. Anand was acting on behalf of ICICI for the registration of the trademark. The Indian Trademark Registry granted…


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Want a Trademark Registration Within 24 Hours?


If you are looking for quick TM registration, your search ends here.BMC claims that it can provide easy and cost effective TM registration within 24 hours anywhere in India. The website reads : “Our dedicated team assists you in simple, comprehensive and economical way of registering your brands and protecting it from possible infringement from competitors. BMC is voted as India’s best trademark and copyright registration consultants, equipped with experienced and dynamic team of corporate lawyers” One of the testimonials…


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EU to be sued over maintaining secrecy in trade talks with India


As Reuters reports here, EU is being sued over  secrecy as it has withheld documents on free trade talks with India. The WSJ blog reported that Corporate Europe Observatory, a left-wing advocacy group backed by Quaker organizations, said it was suing the European Commission for refusing to release details of its negotiating position in ongoing free trade talks with India. The letter published by CEOb is available on the WSJ blog link. I was unable to link it here. Apparently,…


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SpicyIP Tidbits : Coke formula leaked!


One of the biggest stories of the day has been the leakage of one of the world’s fiercely guided trade secrets- Merchandise X, the formula of coca-cola. While we do not have much details on this as of now, this is definitely going to be one of stories we would love to track! As reported, an American public radio show claims to have found the recipe kept in an Atlanta steel vault. It is said, only two employees of the…


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Trademark

Don’t say TATA to the Turtles? Observations of the Delhi High Court


Warning : Long Post Readers will remember that we have been following the TATA v. Turtle story. We now present to you a review of the recent  judgment of the Delhi High Court (IA 9089/2010 in CS(OS) 1407/2010).  The major issues raised before the Court pertained to defamation by Greenpeace against TATA and the trademark infringement. For the sake of brevity, I will focus on the observations made by Justice Bhat with regards to the trademark infringement issue. Before Hon’ble…


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Patent

Patenting Delays ?


The abysmal delays in the granting of patents is not a new tale for India. A recent editorial in the Week puts forth the sorry state of the IPO and the sheer frustration of the inventors. The report suggests that while about 79,000 patent applications were pending with the Indian Patent Office (IPO), only 16,061 were granted patents in 2008-09. The delay has been largely attributed to the acute shortage of man-power at IPO and not surprisingly, the shortage is…


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Legalsutra is here!


Legalsutra is yet another wonderful effort from Mr. Arjun Sheoran of the Lawkhoj fame. Congratulations Mr. Sheoran! Let’s hear what Arjun has to say about Legalsutra: ” Legalsutra, a non profit – non commercial venture, is a free legal knowledge and document repository. The repository not only includes variety of academic papers/projects but also archives moot memorials and class notes, which otherwise go waste and unacknowledged. In order to encourage academic writing and interaction amongst law students pan India, Legalsutra  …


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Natco seeks license from Pfizer to manufacture a low-cost version of HIV drug


The new year seems to have ushered in with some news for compulsory licensing in India. As ET reports, Natco Pharma has sought a voluntary license from Pfizer to manufacture and sell Pfizer’s HIV drug maraviroc (sold as Celsentri).In its notice to Pfizer, Natco stated that the US drug costs an arm and a leg to the HIV patients in India, which has approximately 2.3 million HIV positive patients. Celsentri costs about 65k for a month’s dosage whereas Natco claims…


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2nd IPR Researcher’s Confluence at IIT Bombay!!


Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM) , IIT Bombay will be hosting the 2nd IPR Researcher’s Confluence during February 11-12, 2011. The confluence is an attempt towards creating an environment where people interact, share and unlearn to learn new concepts, appreciate issues and brainstorm to identify suitable approaches to the problems raised. This year’s theme has been titled as Paradigm of IPR in the Digital Context , which tried to understand the literal linkage between digital technologies,legal and business…


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Hart Publishing Launches New Titles !


Christmas is here! And so are a whole range of fabulous books by Hart Publishing to keep you merry! The Common Law of Intellectual PropertyEssays in Honour of Professor David VaverEdited by Catherine W Ng, Lionel Bently and Giuseppina D’AgostinoAug 2010    9781841139708;    Hbk;   528pp;    £75http://www.hartpub.co.uk/books/details.asp?ISBN=9781841139708 books/details.asp?ISBN=9781841139708> ‘Expert Privilege’ in Civil EvidencePaul EnglandDec 2010;    9781841133034;    Hbk;   £45.00 http://www.hartpub.co.uk/books/details.asp?ISBN=9781841133034 books/details.asp?ISBN=9781841133034> Intellectual Property Law and Policy Volume 11Edited by Hugh C HansenNov 2010    9781841139968;    Hbk;   862pp;    £125http://www.hartpub.co.uk/books/details.asp?ISBN=9781841139968 books/details.asp?ISBN=9781841139968> International Trade Mark and Signs…


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