Intellectual Property Rights
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More nations support easing patent rules on COVID-19 vaccines; IP waiver not a solution, insists Big Pharma
The vaccine manufacturing industry said that reducing bottlenecks in supply chains and a scarcity of ingredients that go into vaccines are more pressing issues than waiving patents
Budget 2020: A mixed bag for healthcare services, pharma sector; additional duties on medical devices to hike costs for consumers
While one of the key focus areas for this Budget 2020-21 on socio-welfare front is to widen the reach of affordable healthcare services, it also lays emphasis on government policy of ‘Make in India’.
ASEAN Secretariat invites India for RCEP meeting next month in Bali, govt yet to decide on participation
The RCEP, comprising 10-member ASEAN bloc and six other countries India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, is engaged in negotiations for a free-trade pact.
Pepisco drops case against Gujarat potato farmers: Lessons to be learnt by MNC in failed fight with domestic producers
Pepsico has been forced to come down on its knees after the threat of a boycott of its products in India gained traction
PepsiCo sues potato farmers: US firm is right in enforcing its IPR, but slapping Rs 1 cr law suit is bad optics
The private dispute between the company and farmers became a political issue after 192 organisations publicly urged PepsiCo to withdraw its suit
Farm groups protest as PepsiCo sues Gujarat farmers for growing potato variety used to manufacture Lays chips
Potato farmers in North Gujarat are being sued under the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001, (PVP act for short), filed by the Indian arm of the multinational giant Pepsico India Holdings pvt ltd for growing a potato variety it uses to manufacture Lays chips.
China makes unrivalled proposals on a range of issues — forced technology transfer, cyber theft.
The draft comes after US accused China of unfair trade practices including intellectual property theft.
Hindustan Unilever pitches for reducing corporate tax rate; urges govt to relax local sourcing norms
In February this year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley lowered corporate tax rate to 25 percent for businesses with turnover up to Rs 250 crore.
Tencent scraps investment in media company Chaping after the latter faces criticism for 'hidden plagiarism'
Tencent which owns WeChat has scrapped an investment of 30 million yuan in Chaping which has been criticised online for its handling of copyright issues.
Innovate in India: The country cannot afford to wait any longer for a robust intellectual property rights regime
India’s patent productivity is quite low compared to that of Japan, US, South Korea, and China. Patents being filed in India are 17 to a million people.
US defence firms keen on joint ventures with Indian companies, seek safety of classified intelligence
Leading US defence firms are pushing for a specific framework in India to ensure the safety and security of critical technology and classified defence information when they are shared with the Indian private sector for joint ventures in India
Designer clothes are often improvisations of existing styles of clothes. Therefore, another issue which arises is whether every design is ‘original’ enough to merit protection?
India lacks landmark judgments on design piracy, only identical imitations attract copyright infringement
In the absence of a landmark judgment in India on the issue of design piracy involving designer clothes, it is best to assume that only obvious/identical imitations or imitations with minor differences (such as colour) would be considered design piracy.
Confederation of Indian Industry summit to focus on intellectual capital as the new wealth of nation
The CII summit would also deliberate on India's digital transformation into a cashless economy.
Chip design firm Imagination Technologies has accused Apple of breaching its own ethics as the dispute between the two companies turned bitter.
Indian courts generally order payment of royalties to the right holder in such cases, and/or restrain the infringing parties from using the intellectual property (IP) in question.
number of Trade Mark (TM) forms have been reduced from 74 to 8 and to promote e-filing of TM applications, the fee for online filing has been kept at 10 per cent lower than that for physical filing
India at WTO: Takes strong stand to save generic drugs industry, calls for transparent health assessment
Governments engaged in bilateral and regional trade investments should ensure that these agreements do not include provisions that impinge on the right to health, India said in a strong statement delivered at the WTO highlighting a longstanding fight by India to sustain its generic drugs industry.
Ah, Apple. Is there anything Cupertino's finest won't do to make a quick — or slow, they don't care — buck?