India amends the Biological Diversity Act, 2002: An Overview

The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 (the “Act”) primarily regulated the sustainable use of biological resources of India, and the equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of biological resources. The Act also aimed at conserving and using biological diversity sustainably, and obligated foreign nationals and organizations to obtain prior approval of National Biodiversity […]

Court directs Indian Patent Office to issue reasoned decisions

Lack of proper reasoning in patent decisions by the Indian Patent Office (‘IPO‘) has been a cause for grave concern. In Dolby International AB (‘Dolby’ and/or the ‘Applicant’) v. The Assistant Controller of Patents and Designs [C.A.(COMM.IPD-PAT) 10/2021 and I.A. 13552/2021], the Delhi High Court was faced with a similar predicament, and took the opportunity […]

India- The IPAB signs off, as the President signs on The Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021

On 4th April 2021, the Honourable President of India announced The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021 (the ‘Ordinance’). Pursuant to the Ordinance, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (‘IPAB’) would be abolished. Before the Ordinance comes into effect, the Ordinance had to be laid before both the Houses of Parliament for consideration, […]