Trademark Rules 2017- Intellectual Property India

Ministry of commerce and industry has brought significant changes in current trademark rules which have become effective from 6th day of March 2017. The changes are focused on expediting trademark registration process. The significant changes are as follows: Total number of Forms is reduced to Eight (8) from seventy Four (74). The new Trademark forms…

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…

India and US- IP team

India and the US have come up with a plan to set up a high-level working group on intellectual property to solve the contentious issues which have been hampering investments. The group will be constituted as part of the Trade Policy Forum (TPF). The US-India TPF is the principal trade dialogue body between the countries.…

US and India sparring over IPR and trade practices

US and India have been sparring over IPR and trade practices. To begin with US claimed that India’s IPR regime discriminated against U.S. companies, especially in the pharmaceuticals sector, and had expressed concerns over issuing a compulsory license (CL), to Hyderabad-based Natco Pharma to manufacture and produce cancer drug Nexavar at a price 30 times…