[Guest Post] Due Diligence – a primer for beginners

This post has been contributed by Mr Bhumesh Verma. He is the managing partner of Corp Comm Legal, which he set up after spending 23 years with some of the best Indian law firms. He is a law graduate from… Continue Reading

[Guest Post] Checklist for filing a case in a District and Sessions Court

This post has been contributed by  Sh. Tek Chand Sharma, Adv. He has over 27 years of experience at District and Sessions Courts, Shimla, H.P, India. He may be reached at tekchandsharma.advocate@gmail.com. In this post, he discusses the requirements while filing… Continue Reading

Q&A with Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi – People for Animals

People for Animals (popularly known as ‘PFA’) is India’s largest animal welfare organization with a nationwide network of 26 hospitals, 165 units and 2.5 Lakh members. PFA aims to have an animal welfare center in each of the nation’s 600 districts.… Continue Reading

FAQs on Trademark Registration in India – Part IV

This is the fourth post in a series of posts relating to frequently asked questions. The first, second and third posts are available here, here and here. My registered trademark is becoming generic, what can I do to protect it?… Continue Reading

FAQs on Trademark Registration in India – Part III

This is the third post in a series of posts relating to frequently asked questions. The first and second posts are available here and here. In what all classes can an Online Education Startup register its trademark? What is the… Continue Reading

FAQs on Trademark Registration in India – Part II

This is the second post in a series of posts relating to frequently asked question. The first post is available here. Can a company register the unique fragrance of a Leather Jacket by submitting the chemical formula to the TM… Continue Reading

FAQs on Trademark Registration in India – Part I

This post is the first post in a series of new posts relating to Frequently Asked Questions. Can someone register word GANDHI as a trademark in various classes, after obtaining consent from legal heirs of Mahatama Gandhi? No, he cannot… Continue Reading

How to retrieve prosecution history of a corresponding foreign patent application?

The Indian Patent Office (IPO) requires the details of all foreign filings of a patent application under Section 8(1) of the Patents Act. Furthermore, in case the patent has been granted or refused or abandoned in any jurisdiction, the applicant… Continue Reading

What all types of Formal Objections can be countered in a First Examination report (FER)?

This post is in continuance of my previous post illustrating what’s inside a FER which is issued by the Indian Patent Office (IPO). In this post, I have listed all possible formal objections that may be made by the Controller… Continue Reading

Inside a First Examination Report (FER) of a Patent Application in India

A First Examination Report (FER), also known as First Office Action in the U.S., is issued by the Indian Patent Office (IPO) only when the applicant files a Request for Examination (FORM 18 or 18A). A request for examination has… Continue Reading