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Nippon Paint (Singapore) Co. Pte. Ltd., and opposition thereto by Warrior Pte. Ltd.

Nippon Paint (Singapore) Co. Pte. Ltd., and opposition thereto by Warrior Pte. Ltd.

31 August 2021

These opposition proceedings relate to a dispute on the trademarks between an established supplier of adhesive products for industrial purposes (Nippon Paint (Singapore) Co. Pte. Ltd., or the applicant) and a relatively new entrant into the market (k...

Transborder reputation: A vacuum in India’s trademark law

Transborder reputation: A vacuum in India’s trademark law

31 August 2021

The trademark law in India is a comprehensive scheme; coupled with the booming industrial landscape, the consumerism prevalent among India’s populace and the overall inviting demeanor of the government towards foreign businesses, India is easily one...

The ayes and nays of ‘covered’ and ‘disclosed’ in a patent

The ayes and nays of ‘covered’ and ‘disclosed’ in a patent

31 August 2021

AstraZeneca AB filed an application at the Delhi High Court seeking an interim injunction for restraining Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd. from making, selling, distributing, exporting or offering for sale products comprising the compound Ticagrelor under...

Protecting artificial intelligence-driven inventions

Protecting artificial intelligence-driven inventions

16 August 2021

Although artificial intelligence dates back to the 1950s, nowadays it has become more popular in our day-to-day life through its use in transport, banking, social networking, automobiles, healthcare, personal devices, telecommunication, computing, et...

Favipiravir: Patent rejection in Thailand

Favipiravir: Patent rejection in Thailand

31 July 2021

Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) has since rejected a Thai patent application filed under the compulsory license system for a specific formulation Favipiravir in tablet form.

Is India “foreign decree enforceable friendly”?

Is India “foreign decree enforceable friendly”?

31 July 2021

If we see a catena of decisions in various courts in India, we will find that India for sure is foreign decree-enforceable friendly, says lawyer from LexOrbis in India.

Can you protect your IP with an NDA?

Can you protect your IP with an NDA?

31 July 2021

“Prevention is better than cure,” and it is always beneficial to first bring into being the NDA, as they have game-changing power.

A sea change in Singapore’s data privacy law

A sea change in Singapore’s data privacy law

31 May 2021

Singapore’s Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill 2020 was passed on November 2, 2020. The amendments to the PDPA bring about much-needed updates to align Singapore’s data privacy regime with international standards and best practices.

Surrogate advertising: ASCI issues fresh guidelines for brand extension advertisements

Surrogate advertising: ASCI issues fresh guidelines for brand extension advertisements

31 May 2021

Though not statutory in nature, ASCI has been recognized by law to the extent that the Advertising Code as per Section 6 of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 adopts the ASCI’s Code for Self-Regulation (ASCI Code).

Changing trends in claims category

Changing trends in claims category

31 May 2021

It is understood from the statutory reading of Section 2(1)(j) of the Indian Patents Act, 1970 that different statutory classes of the invention set forth under this section are drafted to set forth the statutory classes of invention in the alternati...

Late filing of evidence in a trademark opposition proceeding, pardoned!

Late filing of evidence in a trademark opposition proceeding, pardoned!

30 April 2021

This matter pertains to registration of the mark “BEABA” at the IPOS filed under No. 40201909817Y in the name Biba (Zhejiang) Nursing Products Co., Ltd. (the applicant), and an opposition thereto by BEABA (the opponent).

Piercing the veil of anonymity: Remedies and challenges in curbing technical support scams

Piercing the veil of anonymity: Remedies and challenges in curbing technical support scams

30 April 2021

The need of the hour is close cooperation between law enforcement agencies across the world through mutual legal assistance treaties and IT companies for spearheading the consumer awareness campaigns against such scams.

Use of patents as spokes in competitors' wheels

Use of patents as spokes in competitors' wheels

30 April 2021

Utility Models: Innovation tool for developing economies?

Utility Models: Innovation tool for developing economies?

30 April 2021

Diesel S.P.A. v. Bontton Sdn Bhd: The own name doctrine and the court’s power to make declarations of non-infringement

Diesel S.P.A. v. Bontton Sdn Bhd: The own name doctrine and the court’s power to make declarations o...

31 March 2021

Does the Malaysian Court of Appeal have discretionary powers to grant a negative declaration in respect of infringement?

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