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SpicyIP Events: IAN Incubator Workshop on "International Patenting Strategies" in Bengaluru


From the folks at IAN Incubator, we have another interesting workshop scheduled for those of you in Bengaluru (oh how I hate that version of the city’s name!). You will recall a previous IP workshop that they had organised in Delhi some time ago, which we had posted on here. This is an ongoing series of workshops for entrepreneurs across different cities to educate aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups on challenges faced by them and help them in tackling these challenges…


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SpicyIP Jobs: Legal professional for Pharma Company


A Leading Pharmaceutical Company seeks to hire a legal professional with 2-4 years experience. The profile involves handling legal compliance for the company and drafting and vetting of manufacturing and distribution agreements for international customers. A professional with previous experience in a Pharmaceutical, FMCG or Manufacturing company will be preferred. The position is based in Mumbai. If you are keen to apply or know about this role please contact Emerald Amara by email ([email protected]) or call on 022 40350900. If…


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Trademark

Breaking News: TATA loses infringement challenge against Greenpeace


The Indian-owned global conglomerate, the TATAs, have failed to convince the Delhi High Court that Greenpeace was guilty of defamation and trademark infringement in its use of the TATA logo in an online game. Justice S Ravindra Bhat of the Delhi HC refused to grant an injunction against Greenpeace earlier today. We are awaiting a copy of the order, and shall post if there are any significant observations by the court.The international environmental NGO, represented by Saikrishna and Associates, successfully…


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Trademark

SpicyIP Tidbit: TM search free; application fees up


The Trademarks Registry is acting on its promises this 2011, with the trademark search engine officially going free. At the same time, the application fees to register a trade mark in one class has gone up from Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,500. The revision takes effect from 29 December 2010. (Image from here.) (Readers will recall previous discussions we have had on the impending changes at the Registry, including here and here.) The notification in the Gazette of India confirming…


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Trademark

SpicyIP Tidbit: Bennett Coleman appeals Financial Times order


An update via Mint, we hear that Bennett Coleman Co. Ltd. (BCCL) has appealed against the 15 December 2010 order of a Single Judge Bench of the Delhi High Court which refused to stay an infringement suit filed by the Financial Times Ltd. (London). Readers will recall a post we’d run some days ago in the matter, which you can read here. The Mint story reports that the appeal has been admitted by a Division Bench of the Delhi High…


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Trademark

An Order for the Times: a tenable TM challenge


The longstanding multi-forum dispute in India between two global newspaper giants The Financial Times Ltd. (‘FT’) – Bennett Coleman & Co. (‘BC’) (the people behind The Times of India) is a classic case of using IP as mainstream business strategy to sculpt the growth of an industry. In the latest in the turf war ongoing since the mid-1980s, the Delhi High Court refused to stay FT’s infringement suit merely because BC had filed a rectification petition at the Intellectual Property…


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SpicyIP Jobs: Associate (Patents) for Delhi IP firm


An IP boutique firm is looking for an Associate (Patents) with excellent communication skills and a technology background in Mechanical Engg/Electronics/Computer Science. The candidate should have some experience in their technology domain or in patents. The firm would be happy to consider even freshers so long as they have good conceptual understanding of their domain, and excellent communication skills. Details as below. — Position Title: Associate (Patents) — (Mechanical Engg/Electronics/Computer Science) Location: New Delhi Roles and Responsibilities: i. Carrying out…


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Trademark

Delhi HC Rules Against Gatorade and Saffola Descriptive Tag-Words


The Delhi High Court has in two recent cases over the past fortnight refused to grant injunctions on substantially descriptive marks, using the decisions as an opportunity to censure such “bad” trademark registrations, and discuss the Indian position on descriptive marks in general. DECISION I: Losorb vs Low Absorb The first of these cases was a refusal to grant an injunction on the use of “Low Absorb” as passing off or infringing the registered trademarks “Losorb” or “Lo-Sorb” in a…


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SpicyIP Jobs: Lead IPR Counsel for tech MNC


A leading technology MNC seeks to bring in an IPR Specialist with 12-15 years experience as Lead IPR Counsel for the organisation. The role will involve managing and securing the organizations worldwide IP assets.A prospective candidate must possess an academic background in engineering and law as well as deep IP industry experience.The profile involves; Providing legal advice and strategic support to the global IPR management system. Extensive knowledge and experience in domestic and international laws relating to Intellectual Property Rights…


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Event: Workshop on Commercialisation Aspects of IPR


We have an interesting event update for the entrepreneurs among you who are in Delhi this month — The folks at the Indian Angel Network Incubator inform us that they are hosting a workshop on the Commercialisation Aspects of IPR in New Delhi on November 27, 2010, details of which are below. I have also uploaded details on the SpicyIP events calendar which you can access here. And of course, if you head over to the event, do mention you…


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