Monthly Archives: December 2013

SWEEPING UP THOSE GIs!

According to news reports, out of India’s 1,000 potential Geographical Indications, only one-tenth are recognized. However, in a move that will contribute towards strengthening the small and medium scale industries (SMEs), around 14 Geographical Indication are set to get registration under the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999. Globally, 232 items like […]

Reliance loses 15 year old domain name case

In Reliance Telecom Limited vs. Domains ByProxy.com and Sukhraj Randhawa Case No. D2013-1470 Reliance Telecom Limited, an off-shoot of the Reliance Group lost an international arbitration under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy on the name RelianceGroup.com which was registered on September 21, 1997. The Domain Name in dispute redirects users to a website (“Respondent’s Website”) […]

The Dragon Fires Up its IP Barrels

Few months back, China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) released the ‘Promotion Plan for the Implementation of 2013 National Intellectual Property Strategy’. The Plan provided for a total of 84 measures to be taken in 8 key areas relating to China’s intellectual property (IP) development in 2013.  In a move which will further strengthen the […]