The 'Statutory updates' section discusses the America Invents Act which has come into force from 16-9-2012. Of particular interest is the shift to First to file provisions. Important decisions from different for a High Court and IPAB on whether slogans can be copyrighted, test of obviousness as per Indian laws, registration and prior use of trademark in India and patentability in case of product by process claims are covered in this September issue of IPR Amicus. Proof of right requirement for Indian patent applications has been discussed in 'Article' while developments outside India on registering colour as a trademark and copyright issue in currency highlighting IP issues form part of 'News Nuggets'.
16 April 2013