Recent Developments for Intellectual Property Rights in India

Widerman Malek strives to keep our clients informed about the latest national and global intellectual property news. Our Mumbai colleagues from the law firm of Singhania & Co. recently shared their newsletter about intellectual property in India. Here is what you need to know:

In the recent times, India has been trying to establish itself as an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) friendly nation in the world, by defining its standards as per the Global Intellectual Property norms. This has been clearly reflected in some of the latest developments in the laws related to Intellectual Property Rights in India. One such effort can be seen in the Indian government’s vision to set-up fully computerized Intellectual Property offices based on the United States Patent and Trademark Office model. The Government has recently approved the Patent Prosecution Highway Program which will ease and expedite the process of patent examination in India. Changes in the Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedures have clarified and eased several filing processes. Other developments in the IP regime include the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) allowing free access of its 450 patent to industries. This newsletter aims to bring to you the latest updates in the IP segment.

This issue covers:

    • Govt. Approves Patent Prosecution Highway Program – Measure to Expedite Patent Examination in India
    • DRDO grants free patent access to boost indigenous production
    • Government brings key changes in Manual of Patent Office Practice and Procedure (2019)
    • Filmmaker’s win over YouTube and Google in Copyright violation case
    • Steer Engineering Pvt. Ltd. v. Glaxosmithkline Consumer & Ors.: Copyright infringement on filing Patent Application
    • Make My Trip (India) Private Limited v. Make My Travel (India) Private Limited: Mere silence no acquiesce

Click here to read the newsletter.

Reproduced with the kind permission of Singhania & Co. All rights reserved.

Please contact Mark Malek, Ms. Srishti Singhania or Ms. Sarjana Pandey if you have any questions about the content of the newsletter.

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