December 2013 issue of IPR Amicus carries an article on scope of Extant Notified Variety under the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001. The classification of goods and services published by the Indian Trademark Registry and the Guidelines for functioning under Madrid Protocol are discussed in the Statutory Update section. Rejection of plea of bonafide adoption when trademark registered in 42 classes and the IPAB decision that there is no automatic presumption of confusion in consumables are among the cases covered in the Ratio Decidendi section. This issue also includes WIPO Report 2013 on IP indicators and investigation by Competition Commission of India (CCI) on FRAND licensing of a telecom major.
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