News & Updates

Legal Update
The Indian Patent Office implements automated process for generation and issuance of Patent Certificates

The Indian Patent Office released a public notice on 3rd July 2017 that the Patent Certificates will now be generated electronically by an automated process. The Patent Certificates will be generated after the patent is granted by the Controller General of Patents, Design and Trade Marks (CGPDTM) an

Legal Update
New dawn for Software Patents in India, the Patent office moves back to “Genesis of 3(k)”

The Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM) has notified his order today (30th June 2016) to amend the Guidelines for the Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs) with immediate effect. The order has replaced the prevailing guidelines of February 2016. Effectively the

Event
Stratjuris Team at 139th Annual Meeting of International Trademark Association in Barcelona

Stratjuris Partners was represented by four members at 139th Annual Meeting of International Trademark Association in Barcelona. The meeting was held between 21st to 24th of May 2017 in Barcelona Spain.

Event
Meet us at 139th Annual Meeting of INTA in Barcelona

StratJuris Partners will be one of the Exhibitors at 139th Annual Meeting of International Trademark Association. The meeting will be held in Barcelona from May 20th to May 24th. Our booth in the Exhibition Hall is D41. If you wish to secure a meeting with our Partners, please write to us at ip@str

News
Trademark Rules Amended in India

New Rules provide discount on fees to Indian and Foreign Startups, Small Entities and Individuals on Trademark Fees in India

News
Trademark Rules Amended in India

New Rules provide discount on fees to Indian and Foreign Startups, Small Entities and Individuals on Trademark Fees in India

News
30 Startups supported by StratJuris Partners in 2016

Start Up India Stand up India” Scheme launched by Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy (DIPP). Please  details at  www.startupindia.gov.in. The scheme has started accepting applications since the beginning of this Financial year from entities (Companies, LLPs and Partnership Firms) to be re

Event
Happy New Year

StratJuris Wishes all its Clients and Associates a very Happy New Year, 2017

Event
Happy New Year

StratJuris Wishes all its Clients and Associates a very Happy New Year, 2017

Event
EU-India Intellectual Property Cooperation hosted a seminar in Mumbai

Ms. Sonali Sawant, Trademark Associate from the  Trademark Division of Stratjuris Partners Activelt Participated in an event on Trade Mark and Industrial Design IP tools took place to raise awareness among IP professionals in India in Mumbai. Two EUIPO IP experts and the IPC-EUI expert gave together

Legal Update
Oppo and Vivo sued for Patent Infringement by Dolby in India

Oppo and Vivo sued for Patent Infringement by Dolby in India On 28th October 2016, the Delhi High Court directed Oppo and Vivo to deposit Rs. 34 (3.4 CNY) per smartphone imported/manufactured/sold in India. Both Chinese companies have been dragged along with another reseller BBK Electronics in to

Legal Update
Oppo and Vivo sued for Patent Infringement by Dolby in India

Oppo and Vivo sued for Patent Infringement by Dolby in India On 28th October 2016, the Delhi High Court directed Oppo and Vivo to deposit Rs. 34 (3.4 CNY) per smartphone imported/manufactured/sold in India. Both Chinese companies have been dragged along with another reseller BBK Electronics in to

Legal Update
Highlights of the Startup India Standup India Scheme

A Patent application filed and published in the Journal by the Indian Patent Office in areas affiliated with the nature of business being promoted by the Startup can be used as a registration document for the scheme by such startup. The other alternatives to a Patent document are, documents that end

News
Yoga from Traditional Knowledge to IPR: Yoga is no YO!ga

It is a common perception that Yoga is increasingly becoming subject to the Intellectual Property rights (IPRs) of corporates resulting to Yoga Piracy Lawsuits. Yoga piracy refers to the practice of claiming IPRs including copyrights on yoga postures and techniques found in ancient treatises indigen

Legal Update
Expedited Examination for Indian Patents Indian patent office attempts to make Indian Patents more attractive

India is waking up to the importance of IP and taking steps to boost faster grant of Patents and Trademarks. Traditionally the examination procedure for Patents in Indian Patent office has taken long time to complete. IPO has taken a few steps this year resolve this issue. For example, we have witne

News
Now Government wants to encourage Startups to Innovate

After the announcement made by the Prime Minister in January at Vigyan Bhawan the Government has now drawn a roadmap for recognizing and rewarding the Startups that are working towards innovation, development, deployment or commercialization of new products, processes or services driven by technolog

News
Good News for Patent Owners in India in Today’s Budget

In Today’s budget delivered by the Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley, a significant announcement is made for the benefit of Patent Owners in India. The Government has amended the Income Tax Act by incorporating a new provision announcing reduction in Tax Rate on the Royalties earned by any

Event
Priyank Gupta, Partner SJP will be a speaker at BIRAC workshop on IPR at BITS Pilani, Goa Campus

Priyank Gupta, Partner SJP will be a speaker at BIRAC workshop on IPR at BITS Pilani, Goa Campus. Priyank will be speaking on the following topic on 19th february 2016. 

Event
Meet Partners of StratJuris during Make in India week in Mumbai

While you have decided to Make in India or Transfer your Technology/Brand to an Indian Manufacturer/ Partner, It is extremely important that you should protect Intellectual Property Rights in India. Priyank Gupta and Abhijeet Gidde will be Conducting Counselling sessions during the Make in India wee

Legal Update
Requirement for “Working the Patents in India” - Form 27

After having granted a Patent in India, one has to submit Form 27 on an Annual basis, which is essentially a Statement by the Patentee Regarding the Working of the Patented Invention on Commercial Scale in India. Submission of Form 27 is a requirement under Section 146 (2) of The Patents Act, 1970 r

Legal Update
Applicability of Discount to Foreign "Small Entity"

The Indian Patent office offers 50% discount to Small Entities whether incorporated in India or overseas. The manner of establishing whether or not an entity is a Small Entity under the Indian legislations is as follows: Manufacturing Company/Firm will be Considered a small entity when: Where Inv

Event
8th Global IP Convention at New Delhi

The Global IP Convention Conference, is the single largest Annual gathering of IP stakeholders in India. This year the conference will take place from 7th January to the 9th January 2016 at JW Marriott in New Delhi, India. StratJuris Partners (SJP), is actively participating in this conference and

Legal Update
WIPO Reduces PCT Fee “Happy 2016”

WIPO has come up with revised fee schedule for International Applications under PCT w.e.f. 01st January 2016. There are few changes in the fees structure with slight variations. No major changes have been done. Following fee changes are observed in this revision:

Legal Update
New Numbering System for Patent Applications in India announced

India has resolved to standardise its IPR procedures. The year 2015 ends marking the year of patent owners in India. As the world welcomes New Year, Indian Patent Office has made a welcoming change in its unique numbering system for Patent Application. In an effort to attain uniformity in accessibi

News
Government of India to provide aid up to Rs. 15 Lakh ($22000) to Indian Inventors

Department of Electronics & Information technology (DeitY) has proposed new scheme titled as “Support for International Patent in Electronics & Information Technology” to provide financial support to Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and Technology start-up units for international patent f

Legal Update
2015 The Year of Patent Owners in India

2015 was an eventful year for Patent Ecosystem in India. Not only the reforms were kick-started by the Government at the Indian Patent Office by notifying 720 new posts for examiners and tabling an IP policy for the long term benefits, the Indian Judiciary also delivered numerous Patent Owner Friend

News
Government Plans to Reduce Time for Issuing First Examination Report to 15 from 60 months

In an effort to progress the vision of "Make in India" more attractive to foreign manufacturers the Government of India has announced efforts to shorten the Period of Granting Patents in India to 15 months from the current time period of about 5 years. "Make in India" is one of the Government's flag

News
US Nine millionth(9000000)

USPTO today issued "nine millionth" patent US 9,000,000 for "Wind-shield washer conditioner". The patent was filed by Inventor Matthew Carroll of FL (assigned to WiperFill Holdings). It took just 4 years for USPTO to issue the last one million Patents. That's one big achievement of the US Government

Event
Workshop on The European Patent System and EPO Examination Practice

Associates from SJP attended a workshop on “The European Patent System and EPO Examination Practice in the Field of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Inventions” which was held at Innovation Centre, National Chemical Laboratory on 07th day of October, 2015. The speakers of the workshop were the Exami

News
‘Made in China’ or ‘Make in India’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ program claims that there has never been a better time to make in India. The program invites the Global companies to come and manufacture in India in as many as 25 different sectors where Government is welcoming the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). It i