India Launches Mobile App to Help Startups, SMEs Protect their IPRs

The Modi government, on 14th October 2019, has launched a dedicated mobile app and website to assist Indian startups and SMEs with the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). DPIIT, the Department for the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade along with Qualcomm and National Law University, Delhi, has developed these dedicated tools. Guruprasad Mohapatra, secretary DPIIT, […]

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Facebook’s Calibra Sued for Trademark Infringement over Identical Logo

Facebook’s cryptocurrency project named Libra has hit another roadblock as Current, a mobile banking app, has sued its Calibra subsidiary for Trademark Infringement over the similarity of logos. According to the complaint submitted on 10th October 2019 in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Current alleges that Calibra’s logo isn’t […]

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Microsoft Files Patent Application for a Virtual Reality Floor Mat

Recently, Microsoft has filed a Patent Application emphasizing a vibrating floor mat that will be helpful in Virtual Reality (VR) gaming. Filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the new patent describes the floor mat as a device that could prevent the gamers or users from colliding with surrounding objects. It further reveals […]

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ACLU Opposes CASE Act’s Copyright “Small Claims” Court

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently said that the CASE Act, which would constitute a copyright “small claims” court, could be disastrous for free speech. The Copyright Alternative in the Small Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (CASE Act of 2019), which was introduced on 1st May 2019 in the US House of Representatives by […]

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Delhi HC Passes Directions on Documents for Trademark Infringement Cases

The Delhi High Court (HC) recently has passed a slew of directions associated with the documents needed to be mandatorily filed along with a complaint in Trademark Infringement concerns. The specific order was passed by a Single Judge Bench of Justice Pratibha M Singh following a plea challenging an order of the Trial Court that […]

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Kerala: TDB Seeks Patent Cover on Iconic Temple Prasadams

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) recently has decided to secure a patent for Ambalapuzha Palpayasam, Kottarakara Unniyappam, and Sabarimala Aravana. TDB president A Padmakumar said that the decision comes following the report showing illegal production and sale of counterfeit prasadams under the name of well-known Ambalapuzha Palpayasam. He explained that fake Ambalapuzha Palpayasam is being […]

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Pricefx Announces Resolution of Intellectual Property Lawsuit

Pricefx, the market leader in cloud pricing software, recently announced that it has entered into a comprehensive settlement agreement with Vendavo, the global leader in commercial excellence solutions to resolve all worldwide lawsuits, including claims of Intellectual Property (IP) infringement that each firm made against the other. Marcin Cichon, CEO and co-founder of Pricefx, said […]

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GNOME Foundation to Battle a Patent Troll in Court

The GNOME Foundation, a maker of the eponymous Linux desktops, has been hit with a sueball by Rothschild Patent Imaging LLC over how its Shotwell photo manager manages photos. The plaintiff has alleged in a complaint filed at the United States District Court Northern California that the defendant has infringed its patent for a “Wireless […]

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Indian Government Incentivizes Companies to File Patents Abroad

The government of India recently has simplified the rules for patents filed by women, small entities, and government agencies, and also incentivized Indian firms to file patents abroad. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has notified the additional rules to amend the Patents Rules, 2003. It has also expedited the examination […]

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