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Intellectual Property Rights News


Pending Patent Applications

   15 May 2012 at 11:14

As on 26th April 2012, 1,23,255 patent applications, where requests for examination have been filed, are pending with the office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks. Location wise pendency of patent application where reques ..



Copyright Board Reconstituted

   18 July 2011 at 17:17

The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development has reconstituted the Copyright Board, as per section 11 of the Copyright Act, 1957 by appointing Justice Ramesh Chandra Chopra (retired) as the Chairman of the Copyright B ..



New Trademark Rules (search free & Application costly)

   17 January 2011 at 11:30

Amendment in Trade Mark Rules, 2002 Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India has issued Notification no. G.S.R. 1024(E), dated 29th December, 2010.The free public search has been provi ..



Trademark Search is Free

   01 October 2010 at 11:18

As per public notice issued by Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CG), after the effect of new Trademark Rules (which is pending), the database of trademark will be free to all without paying any fee/charges. The notice can be vi ..



Discussion Paper on Options for Compulsory License

   25 August 2010 at 12:10

Discussion Paper on Options for Compulsory License The public concern has been expressed on the availability of low cost medicines in view of recent developments in the pharmaceutical sector. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has p ..



Govt seeks public comments to amend trademark rules

   21 August 2010 at 11:04

Govt seeks public comments to amend trademark rules With an aim at faster clearance of trademark cases in the country, the government has sought public comments on amending the relevant rules to make them more significant and user friendly. &q ..



Classification of Trademark Amended

   24 June 2010 at 12:27

The Fourth Schedule (Classification) of Trademark Act and Rules is amended by notification issued by Govt. of India and included new four additional classes of services to the existing classification. New classification is are eually seen and comp ..



Ilayaraja complains of copyright violation

   19 March 2010 at 05:53

CHENNAI: Music composer Ilayaraja has lodged a complaint with the Chennai Police that a private firm had commercially exploited his music without his knowledge. In a petition to Commissioner of Police T. Rajendran, Mr. Ilayaraja said he had scored m ..



HC must have special Benches for cyber cases’

   24 January 2010 at 22:29

KOCHI: There is a need to set up special Benches in the High Court for hearing cases relating to human rights violations, cyber crimes and economic offences, the Kerala Home Minister, Mr Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, said on Saturday.“Cyber cases are ..



LAWYERS BOYCOTT COURT PROCEEDINGS

   20 January 2010 at 15:04

LAWYERS BOYCOTT COURT PROCEEDINGS Madurai :Wednesday,Jan 20 2010 ISTAlleging that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had targetted the legal profession in its recently filed chargesheet on the clash between lawyers and police in the Madras Hig ..




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