Intellectual Property

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CERT-In Releases FAQ’s on Directions On Cyber Security

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (“CERT-In”) (an agency operating under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India) recently released a document, consisting of 44 frequently asked questions (“FAQs”), in a bid to clarify the new directives (dated April 28, 2022) relating to “information security practices, procedure prevention, response and reporting of …

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Invisible Trademark Infringement

In today’s incredibly globalized world, a business’ website is integral to its growth and sustenance. The worldwide web, however, comes with its own set of issues in a domain where the regulations have failed to catch up to the advancement of technology. One of the issues concerning the registered proprietors of trademarks is how much …

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New Directions on Cyber Security Practices in India will impact Crypto-entities, VPN providers and data privacy of users

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (“CERT-In”) has issued key directives dated April 28, 2022 (“Directions”) under the Information Technology Act, 2000 (“IT Act”) relating to “information security practices, procedure, prevention, response and reporting of cyber incidents”, which aim to strengthen cyber security practices in India. CERT-In is the national nodal agency (under the Ministry …

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Sound Mark Registration Process in India

The association and distinguishment of source of goods and/or services through visible marks is not recent and examples of the same may even be found during ancient times, such as the Harappan civilisation. The identification of a distinctive mark has traditionally been limited exclusively to visual parameters. However, the evolution of different technologies and innovations …

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A&A submits comments on Draft Delhi High Court Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules 2021

The Delhi High Court (vide a Public Notice dated October 8, 2021) had published the Draft Delhi High Court Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules, 2021, and invited the members of the Bar to submit comments thereto. The proposed Rules formed the latest of a series of initiatives that the Delhi High Court has taken since …

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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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