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The IP Office India has recently introduced a fresh design for their Registration Certificates, unveiled on April 26, 2023, the World IP Day and has recently commenced its issuance. In this article, read about the several notable changes within thees revamped certificates.

The Delhi High Court, has observed that a plain reading of Order VIII Rule 10 of the CPC states the Court shall pronounce judgment where a written statement is not filed in response to a suit and does not distinguish between a case in which the defendant is appearing and the case in which the defendant is set ex-parte and therefore the Court cannot accord two separate interpretations in such cases.

Counterfeiting velvet fabric in India is a serious issue that can have a negative impact on both the textile industry and consumers. Velvet is a luxurious and expensive fabric that is often used for clothing, home decor, and accessories. Fake velvet fabric not only deprives genuine manufacturers of their rightful profits but also results in lower-quality products for consumers who may not be able to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit velvet.

By a notification dated March 10, 2023, the Bar Council of India (BCI) has issued rules for registration and regulation of foreign lawyer and law firms in India. This will of course include foreign lawyers and law firms practicing in the area of Intellectual Property.

The New Year has started on a positive note for many foreign entities that will now be entitled to obtain speedy examination and even grant of patents. This will now be possible due to the recently amendment to the Patent Rules, 2003, notified by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.

The Indian IP system is continuously being criticized in the global media and in the IP world as being slow to grant/ register IP rights; to some extent even the local IP counsels and professionals add fuel to this In various platforms it has often been stated that the delay in the grant of patents in India is often a deal breaker for a lot of companies.

The Indian Supreme Court on 14th December, 2017 passed a retrograde decision which will have a direct impact on genuine and foreign proprietors of trade marks. Prior to this decision, India was considered as a “safe haven” for trademark owners.