TRADEMARKS

The Delhi High Court in a case[1] restrained Ridgecure Pharma from using the Reddys Laboratories (RL) registered ‘OMEZ’ mark for medicinal and pharmaceutical preparations. RL argued that it started its operation in 1984 in the active pharmaceutical ingredients segment. Further, it adopted and coined the trade mark OMEZ and launched its product in the market in 1990 which is registered under class 5. The Delhi High Court in a case[1] restrained BHCosmetics LLC from using marks being deceptively similar to the Blue Heaven Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd’s (BHC) registered marks. BHC started using the above-mentioned trademark since 1972 and 1986 respectively. BHC is also the legal owner and legitimate registered proprietor of the artistic works entitled  “BLUE HEAVEN” (word/logo/label/device), which is duly registered under the provisions of The Copyright Act, 1957 with registrations in India and abroad. 

COPYRIGHTS

The Delhi High court in a case has held[1] that for a public performance of sound recordings, a license from PPL Society is required, and for musical works, that from Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) is required, and for events making use of both forms of work, both the licenses are required. 

 

PATENTS

A Vidarbha scientist, Dr. Sameer Kulkarni, received a Patent for his technique to preserve the efficacy of bottle gourds for six  months. As per the details filed with the Indian Patent office, Dr. Sameer has developed a stable microsphere formulation that has maintained the antioxidant efficacy of bottle guard for a longer duration. Effectively the present technology will help thousand of patients consuming lauki juice to help and preserve the antioxidants for a longer duration. 

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION

Kaamayam Thratchai Vivasayigal Sangam, Theni, registered under Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act has applied for a GI tag for ‘panneer’ grapes grown in Cumbum. Cumbum Valley is the only place in the country where grapes are harvested round the year with three yield seasons. In the application it has been pleaded that the farmers have unique techniques of growing panneer grapes in and around Theni district. The grapes grown are sold for markets that produce grape value-added products like wine, spirit, jams, canned grape juice and raisins.

 

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