Reckitt Benckiser (India) Ltd. v Wyeth Ltd. (FAO(OS) No. 458 of 2009)
Registered design if intentionally brought into the public domain without any breach of faith, no longer remains new as per provisions of Indian Design Act.
From Archives: One of the oldest Judgments related to denial of Copyright in Design for prior use passed by Kolkata High Court
Challenge to a Provision Accrued Before it is Repealed is Maintainable if the Repealing Act is Silent
Delhi High Court set Guidelines to determine jurisdiction in Internet related cases
Supreme Court gave liberty to approach appropriate High Court to the whistle blower who challenged appointment of NABARD Chairman
Bombay High Court refused interim stay against Benent Coleman & Co. Ltd. holding that Telebrands (India) Pvt. Ltd. cannot monopolies the words "KITCHEN DICER" on the basis of registration of the words "NICER DICER" as "DICER" is highly descriptive of goods
While deciding a dispute as to fairness cream, the perception of an average individual who is reasonably well informed and observant to be considered as the market targeted (for fairness cream) is not of illiterate persons. No interim order where disparagement by an advertisement is alleged but economic loss suffered not established.
Supreme Court adjudicates over dichotomy introduced by the Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005 in the Patent Law between "Pre Grant opposition" and "Post Grant-opposition" and “appeals against order passed by Controller of Patents under pre Grant or post grant oppositions
Delhi High Court rejects appeal of Roche against Single Judge's order of refusing to grant stay against Cipla's Erlotinib alleged to be infringing Roche's Indian patent No. 196774 (Drug Tarceva having "Erlotinib Hydrocloride" compound)and also subjected Roche to costs for wrongful suppression of patent information
Delhi High Court adjudicates on distinction between "Rejection of plaint" and "dismissal of suit" and procedure to be followed in such cases
Delhi High Court hauls Microsoft for forum shopping in four suits filed on ground of suspicion that the defendants were using pirated/illegally−copied software where none of defendant were based in Delhi and directed it to deposit cost towards security.
Chennai High Court refuses to pass injunction order against the Tamil mega serial Thangam considering balance of convenience in a copyright infringement suit
Delhi High Court vacates the interim stay Granted to Chemtura Corporation as balance of convenience was already in its favour.
Divisional Bench of Chennai High Court vacates the interim order passed by Single Judge in favour on Bajaj Auto Limited in relation to technology of using two spark plugs for efficient burning of lean air fuel mixture in a small bore engine
Punjab High Court vide its order dated August 13, 2009 refused to vacate order passed by District Judge in favour of Micromax under Section 105 of the Indian Patents Act
First sound mark granted by Indian Trademarks Registry
Patent application for pediatric anti-aids drug Nevirapine rejected
Bernard L. BIlski vs. Rand A. Warsaw- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Cadila Healthcare's plea to restrain use of 'Sugar Free' declined by Delhi High Court
Temporary breather against criminal prosecution for "LAKHANI" for false lodging complaint under copyright as well as trademark act
Supreme courts bars challenge to "PETER SCOT" on principles of acquiescence and/ or waiver
Supreme Court allows appeal of Entertainment Network (India) Ltd. “Radio Mirchi” and refers matter back to Copyright Board for compulsory license