Monthly Archives: October 2013

GI REGISTRATION FOR TIRUPATI’S LADOO: EVEN GOD’S NEED IPR PROTECTION

In a surprise move which has opened a Pandora’s Box of sorts for the Geographical Indications Registry, Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanams, a trust that administers the Venkateswara Temple has been awarded GI registration that bars others from marketing the prassadam prepared by the trust under the same name. The move has been criticized severely as it may […]

LUPIN’S GENERIC MEDS GET U.S. FDA’S NOD

In a major boost to those who advocate cheap generic medicines, Lupin has received final approval from the United States Food and Drugs Administration (US FDA) for its Vyfemla tablets (Norethindrone and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets USP, 0.4mg/0.035 mg) which are a generic version of Warner Chilcott Company’s Ovcon 35 tablets. Lupin’s Vyfemla is a contraceptive […]

IT’S OK IF THERE IS A DELAY: IPAB

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), in a trade mark dispute between two Ludhiana-based manufacturing units – Highways Industries Limited and M/s. Highway Cycle Industries, has condoned a 72 day delay in filling of an appeal, emphasizing that such delay could be excused if the party can prove beyond doubt that there was a ‘bona […]