11 Jul 2017
The first week of July 2017 comes up with a paradigm in patent licensing when two global cellular technology leaders, Telecoms network equipment maker Nokia and Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced business collaboration and a multi-year patent agreement, including a cross-license to each company’s cellular standard-essential patents.
6 Jul 2017
The iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai has acquired an ‘Image Trademark’ under the Trade Mark Act 1999 for its architectural design. This is the first ever building in the country which got an intellectual property rights protection under the Image trademark. The move was motivated to protect the distinctiveness of the building’s legendary image & structure.
5 Jul 2017
The new Trademark Rules have come into force on 6th March 2017¬ owing to the exponentially increasing number of trademark applications in the country. One of the most notable, as well as exceptionally priced amendments, is enumerated under Rule 124 of these new rules that have completely transmuted the procedure for the registration of a Well-Known Trademark.
19 Aug 2016
The British pop music sensation, Ed Sheeran, yet again faces charges of infringement as the successors of Marvin Gaye, sued him, claiming that his hit record “Thinking Out Loud” infringes the song “Let’s Get It On”, which was composed by Gaye. The law suit has been filed in the Southern District of New York. The successors of the singer have claimed that Ed Sheeran had copied key elements of the aforementioned music track in his own song.
This would mark the second complaint of copyright infringement against Ed Sheeran in the last few months, before this he was sued for his song “Photograph”. The present lawsuit against him is for damages. The grounds of infringement are on the harmonic progression and melodic elements of Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” formed the basic structure of the song “Thinking Out Loud”.
IPR Training with National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN), Mumbai on 23rd October, 2017
IPR Training with Delhi Customs on 31st January 2017 and with Mumbai Directorate of Revenue Intelligence on 2nd February 2017
National Conference on Intellectual Property Rights, 16-17 December, 2016; PHD House, New Delhi
International Conference on Illicit Cross Border Trade in Goods organized by FICCI – 8 December, 2016 at Hotel Leela Palace, New Delhi
Joint Enforcement Action Against Counterfeiting and Piracy in the Asia/Pacific Region – Training in Bangkok, Thailand