problem 1: Mention in brief the features of the (Indian) Patents Act, 1970, which made it broadly acclaimed as a most progressive patent law.
problem 2: Describe salient features of the Trademarks Act, 1999.
problem 3: What is meant by the term ‘specification’ and ‘claims’? Distinguish between provisional and complete specification.
problem 4: What is meant by the term compulsory license? Discuss in the background of the general principles as laid down by the patents Act, applicable to working of patents in India.
problem 5: Describe the grounds for defense in a suit of infringement. What relief can an owner of patent seek in a case of infringement?
problem 6: Describe the Controller’s powers in respect of patent applications.
problem 7: List out the steps to be considered while filing an application for the registration of a design?
problem 8: What type of trademarks can be registered under the (Indian) Trade Marks Act, 1999? Describe the grounds for refusal of registration of a trademark in India.
problem 9: What relief can a proprietor of a registered trademark get if he uses for infringement and his plea is upheld?
problem 10: What constitutes infringement of a geographical indication under the GI Act? What relief is available to an authorized user in a suit of infringement of GI?
problem 11: What do you mean by the term biopiracy? Give some illustrations of biopiracies from India. Do you think that biopiracy is distinct from bioprospecting?
problem 12: Which international and national legal frameworks associated with intellectual property rights (IPRs) has influenced biodiversity?
problem 13: What is meant by the term plant variety, an essentially derived plant variety and propagating material?
problem 14: How will you justify the researcher’s rights and the rights of community’s vis-à-vis the breeders’ rights?
problem 15: What are the conditions under which the Appellate Board (AB) might permit the use of a registered layout-design by a person authorized by the Government?