IPONZ Rejects 6 Label-Trademarks on Antibacterial Properties of Manuka Honey

Intellectual Property Office at New Zealand (IPONZ) rejected Henry Soo Lee’s application that attempted to trademark labels related to six anti-bacterial properties of Honey. The major reason stated for this rejection was that this could mislead consumers and had a…

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Piguet Accuses Tommy Hilfiger for Design Infringements in “Eton” Watch

It is very common in today’s time to notice trade dress infringement and law suits related to trademark between name brands. One such issue that caught media’s attention recently was the lawsuit by Audemars Piguet (a high end watch brand)…

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Patent on new systems and methods for ejecting SIM card in iPhone

Apple filed another patent for the mechanism that would aid in easy ejection of SIM from the phone. Apple Inc. has devised a new ejector mechanism for mobile phones where a magnet in the module would attract a magnet present…

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Patents on Renewable Energy Technologies on Rise: MIT & SFI

Research by MIT and Santa Fe Institute (SFI) has suggested that the number of patents issued for renewable energy technologies has significantly increased on last 10 years. In a keyword based searching done on patents from 100 countries published/ granted…

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Indian Pharma Landscape: Growing Presence in International Market

Indian pharmaceutical companies have increased their expenditure in their research and development section by 19.7%. The purpose of this increment is not to discover new drugs but to create more cost effective generic drugs. More investment may make them a…

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Victory of Generic Companies: Benefit to Consumers

Conflicts between the innovators and generic companies have increased to a great extent and the latest example of the same is the one between Novartis and Merck-Glenmark. These conflicts came into picture when Mylan filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application…

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Impact of IPR on the European Economy: Summary of OHIM’s Report

Brief summary of the report on “Intellectual property rights intensive industries:  contribution to economic performance and employment  in the European Union” published September 2013 by  Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). On 30th September European commission has published first…

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Location Based Security System for Mobile – Google’s new Patent

There are many types of screen lock options such as passwords, pattern unlock, pins or face resemblance available in the phones to prevent everybody’s access to the phone but it becomes difficult when we want to access our device in…

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