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…

Binay Kumar Awarded for his Innovations

A vision of a professor “Har Ghar – Bijlee Ghar” i.e. ‘Every House should have a Power House’ Binay Kumar of National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR), Vadodara has been bestowed with two Awards ‘IPO Motivational Awards’ and ‘IPO Special Mention Awards’ during ‘National Intellectual Property (IP) Award 2015’ held at New Delhi on 24.04.2015.…

Indian Government to rework patent subsidy scheme for start-ups

In a country where Filing & Maintaining of Patents meant to be an expensive task, is now in the limelight, with government initiative that provides financial assistance to file international patents since the Centre has significantly eased the qualifying norms. A larger number of technology start-ups and small and medium enterprises could now benefit from this initiative. Earlier,…

New IP Law in Morocco

A new Industrial Property law (23-13) in place of 17/97 came into force in Morocco recently. Some important changes include: Patents There is a new reach for the divisional patent applications and a provision for compulsory licenses for non- exploitation of an invention. It also confirms that the annuities are only payable once the patent…

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.…