2023 Recap: A Review of the Intellectual Property Landscape

The highlights of the current issue are: –

A. Legislative Developments

  • Cinematograph (Amendment) Act, 2023, Receives Presidential Assent
  • Changes to IP Statutes Made by Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Act, 2023
  • Regulation of Dark Patterns: Consumer Body Notifies Guidelines
  • DPIIT Invites Comments on the Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2023
  • TN Govt Notifies Madras High Court Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules, 2022
  • Draft Intellectual Property Rights Rules of the High Court at Calcutta, 2023, Released for Comments

B. Administrative Developments

  • Tackling Film Piracy: Ministry of I & B Appoints Nodal Officers
  • Press Releases/ Public Notices

C. Case Laws


  • Indian Performing Right Society Limited v. Rajasthan Patrika Pvt [IA(L) No.9452 of 2022 in Commercial IP Suit No.193 of 2022] and Indian Performing Right Society Limited v. Music Broadcast Limited [IA No.1213 of 2022 in Commercial IP Suit No.84 of 2022]
  • RDB and Co. HUF v. HarperCollins Publishers India Private Limited [IA 9516/2021 in CS(COMM) 246/2021]
  • Universal City Studios LLC. and Ors. v. DotMovies.Baby and Ors. [CS(COMM) 514/2023 and IA 14120/2023, 14122/2023]
  • Samridhi Enterprises v. Flipkart Internet Private Ltd. & Ors. [CS(COMM) 63/2023]


  • Google LLC v. DRS Logistics (P) Ltd. & Ors. [FAO(OS)(COMM) 2/2022] and Google India Private Limited v. DRS Logistics (P) Ltd. & Ors. [FAO(OS)(COMM) 22/2022 & CM Nos.5879/2022 & 5882/2022]
  • Ramya S Moorthy v. Registrar of Trade Marks & Anr. [WP(IPD) Nos.3 & 4 of 2023]
  • Subway IP LLC v. Infinity Foods & Ors. Case no. CS(COMM) 843/2022]


  • Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC v. Assistant Controller of Patents and Designs [CA(COMM.IPD-PAT) 29/ 2022]
  • Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson v. Competition Commission of India & Anr. [LPA 247/2016, LPA 150/2020, LPA 550/2016, LPA 246/2016, W.P.(C) 8379/2015]

D. Other Updates