21 Jun 2019

We are delighted to share with you that Mr. Amit Aggarwal has made it to the list of ‘The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2019’ by IAM Strategy 300 for second consecutive year. IAM Strategy 300 – ‘The World’s Leading IP Strategists’ identifies individuals who are leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize and enhance the value of IP portfolios. The ...

13 Jun 2019

Canadian Intellectual Property Office, commonly known as CIPO, is the controlling body for Patents and Trademarks in Canada. CIPO has been making a continuous effort to cut down the prosecution time to make the process of getting the Patent Application granted much faster. Currently, it takes nearly around 80 months for a Patent Application to be granted from the date of filing. It is st...

21 Jan 2019

Patent is one of the pillars of Intellectual Property (IP). A patent gives its owner the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, and importing an invention for a limited period of time, usually twenty years. A Patent provides exclusive rights to the Patent Owner and restricts others from using the patented technology. These rights also exclude others from selling, making, us...

10 Dec 2018

Introduction The well-settled doctrine of the trademarks law enumerates that the right of prior user of a mark prevails over the subsequent user in relation to same or similar goods or services, even though the subsequent user is the registered proprietor of the trademark. One can establish the ownership of a mark by using it in the course of trade and by substantiating prior use of t...

13 Nov 2018

Introduction   A trade mark is a mark capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one person from those of the other and includes a word, device, label, logo, shape of a product, packaging of a product, combination of colours, sound, slogan, signature, symbols etc. A trademark registration remains valid up to 10 years from the date of filing of application and may be renewed at ...

18 Sep 2018

The litigation support experts help attorneys to manage the legal needs and other aspects of large scale litigation and complex litigation. The term large litigation refers to the litigation that has wider scope and therefore it requires the assistance of more legal experts than smaller scale litigation. Talking about complex litigation, it refers to the litigation whose complexity is de...

11 Sep 2018

Like any other Intellectual Property Right, Patent also is territorial in nature. Granted patent of one country cannot give protection in any other country other than the one it is granted in. The only option to protect any invention in foreign countries is to have a granted patent in those countries. It is again a lengthy and an expensive process to apply for a patent in different count...

07 Sep 2018

In recent times section 8 of the Indian Patents Act has raised concerns amongst Patent applicants with regards to foreign applications. This section is about information and undertaking regarding foreign applications. This section states as under: Where an applicant for a patent under this Act is prosecuting either alone or jointly with any other person, an application for a patent in...

29 Aug 2018

Don’t get confused with types of Intellectual Property Protection Intellectual Property is an intangible asset that leaders of growing companies and entrepreneurs need to clearly understand. Today every business needs one or the other kind of IP protection and the choice of a correct kind of protection is very important. Some businesses would need multiple types of protection while the ...

29 Aug 2018

The Patents Amendment Act, 2005 provided for an integrated opposition system in India which allows both Pre and Post-grant opposition of a patent so as to ensure the quality and validity of granted patents. Though the grounds for both pre and post-grant opposition are same, there are various differences regarding proceedings between the two systems. While ‘any person’ can represent in w...