Loss for Unilever shows importance of playing by the rules in India
In a ruling that attorneys say holds important lessons for Indian IP practitioners, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board in Chennai revoked Unilever’s patent for water filters, pointing to a failure by the company to follow procedural requirements
The Board also found that the patent lacked novelty and inventive step.
Obhan and Associates represented Tata Chemicals, who initiated the revocation proceedings. S Majumdar & Co was counsel for Unilever. Both firms declined to comment for this article.
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