User Authentication by a Selfie

Selfie has been one of the favorite buzzwords these days. And what is notable is that it is not limited to a specific age group. Although selfies had existed long before, it was in 2012 that the term made big news. By 2013, the word “selfie” had become common place enough to be monitored for…

Rule 118 (1) of The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2016

Earlier: Alteration of names, etc., in the register of patent agents (1) A patent agent may apply for the alteration of his name, address of the principal place of business and branch offices, if any, or the qualifications entered in the register of patent agents. On receipt of such application and the fee specified therefor…

Rule 129A of The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2016

After rule 129, rule 129A has been inserted through the amendment of 2016. 129A. Adjournment of hearing An applicant for patent or a party to a proceeding may make a request for adjournment of the hearing with reasonable cause along with the prescribed fee prescribed in First Schedule, at least three days before the date…

Rule 133 of The Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2016

Earlier: Supply of certified copies and certificates under sections 72 and 147 Certified copies of any entry in the register, or certificates of, or extracts from patents, specifications and other public documents in the patent office, or from registers and other records including records in computer floppies, diskettes or any other electronic form kept there,…

National IPR Policy, 2016

The Union Government has approved National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy, 2016 to boost the IP regime and to push innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in India. The first of its kind policy in the country seeks to fortify legislative and legal framework of IPRs. It will encourage their commercialization and reinforce enforcement and adjudicatory mechanisms…