Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre in Punjab

FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerece and Industry) has set up an Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre (IPFC) at Chandigarh for the benefit of units in Punjab and Chandigarh to encourage innovation and help protect intellectual property rights (IPR). With the support of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), the IPFC would facilitate the MSMEs…

Design Protection Trends

The Indian Patent office granted 456 Design patents in July, 2014. The top two consisted of FLOS S.P.A (Italy) with 12, NEOPERL GMBH (Germany) with 11 Design. The table below shows the top ten Companies that received the maximum number of Design protection in the Month of July, 2014. Among which 50% of applications were…

Patent Grant trends for the month of July

The Indian patent office granted 480 Patents for the month of July, 2014. The Top three consisted of Qualcomm Incorporated, GM Global Technology Operations, Inc Samsung R& D Institute India Bangalore Private Limited with a count of 11, 10 and 8 patents respectively. The table below shows the top five Companies that received the maximum…

Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre in Guwahati

FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerece and Industry) has set up an Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre (IPFC) in Guwahati to encourage innovation and help protect intellectual property rights (IPR). With the support of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), the IPFC would facilitate the MSMEs to identify, protect, maintain, enforce and commercialize…

Khadi likely to get the GI Tag

Khadi is a hand-spun and hand-woven cloth from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan primarily made out of cotton. It is also known as the Fabric of the freedom struggle and a political weapon in Mahatma Gandhi’s Swadeshi movement. Khadi is likely to get statutory protection as a Geographical Indication-tagged product unique to the Indian subcontinent. The application sought GI protection both for the…

Designs trends for the Month of March

The top ten designs consisted of designs like Textile Fabric, sole for footwear etc, and the table below shows the top ten designs that received the maximum number of protection in the month of March, 2014. Sl No Name of the Design No of Design 1 TEXTILE FABRIC 32 2 SOLE FOR FOOTWEAR 19 3…

Design Patent Grants for the Month of March

The Indian Patent office granted 438 Design patents in March, 2014. The top three consisted of Biba Apparels Private Limited with 30, Ma design India Pvt Ltd with 21 Design & Liberty Shoes Limited with 18 patents. The table below shows the top ten Companies that received the maximum number of Design protection in the…

Patent Grant for the Month of March

              The Indian patent office granted 677 Patents for the month of March, 2014. The Top three consisted of Qualcomm Incorporated,GM Global Technology Operations Inc and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, with a count of 42, 18 and 18 patents respectively. The table below shows the top ten…

The New Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2014 – IPO

The New Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2014 has come into force from February 28, 2014. The major changes include: Change in fees Mode of filing A New category of applicant defined as small entity. A Revised fee structure has been provided for filing of patent application as well as other proceedings before the Patent Office. In…