Intellectual Property

Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) launches new service for advertisers

On September 22, 2021, the Advertising Standards Council of India (“ASCI”) has launched an ‘Advertising Advice’ service for aiding the self-regulation of objectionable advertisements. The service is intended to provide a means to all relevant stakeholders (including marketers, brands, and advertisers) to determine from the pre-production stage of their advertisement campaign that no deceptive or …

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Educational institutions to get official fee discount for patent filings

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (formed under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry) has published amendments to the Patent Rules, 2003 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Rules) in the Official Gazette on September 21, 2021. The following amendments have been introduced under the Rules: In the principal Rules, in rule …

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A Big Relief to Telecom Sector

As part of its comprehensive package for the Telecom Sector of the Country, the Government of India has announced 100 % foreign direct investment (“FDI”) under the automatic route in the said sector. To date, investment was allowed in the Telecom Sector up to 49% via automatic route and any investment beyond 49 per cent …

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Attempt to Abolish IPAB and its Impact on Adjudication Of IPR Matters

In order to streamline various tribunals, the Government of India has proposed a Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2021 (“Bill”) with an aim to abolish 5 (five) or more tribunals, including but not limited to Intellectual Property Appellate Board (“IPAB”). The Bill provides an organized channel for filing appeals directly to the …

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