Notification Of Filing Nomenclature Regarding Listing Codes For Ipr Matters – Calcutta High Court

Notification Of Filing Nomenclature Regarding Listing Codes For Ipr Matters – Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court, on 22 November 2022, notified the amendment to the Original Side Rules regarding Listing Codes of IPR matters:

The following codes have been introduced:

Appeals

a.       IPD – TMA – Appeals under the Trade Marks Act, 1999

b.      IPD – CRA – Appeals under the Copyright Act, 1957

c.       IPD – PTA – Appeals under the Patents Act, 1970

d.      IPD – GIA – Appeals under the GI of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999

e.       IPD – PVA – Appeals under the Plant Varieties and Farmers Right Act, 2001

f.        IPD – SCD – Appeals under The Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout – Design Act, 2000

g.       IPD – AID – Appeals under the Designs Act, 2000

h.      IPD – ITA – Appeals under the Information Technology Act, 2000

Original Applications/Petitions

a.       IPD – ATM – Applications under Section 47,57,125 of Trade Marks Act, 1999

b.      IPD – CR – Applications under Section 50 of the Copyright Act, 1957

c.       IPD – PAT – Applications under Section 58/64/71/103 of the Patents Act, 1970

d.      IPD – GI – Applications under Section 27/58 of Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999

e.       IPD – IT – Applications under Section 46(1A) of the Information Technology Act, 2000

It could be expected as a forthcoming development that the Calcutta High Court Registry will assign new appeal/application codes to the IPAB matters transferred thereto. Anticipatedly, nearly 50-100 matters could get listed before the IPR bench per day/week subject to the work load. Notices will thereon be served on the parties or their representatives as on record in the transferred matters.

The parties will be required to file fresh vakalatnama as per High Court Rules and the same will be put up for hearing. It is given to be understood that currently one judge is assigned IPR jurisdiction and addition of another bench is under consideration.

Authors | Koushik Banerjee & Divya Shekar