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HC again puts on hold intellectual property rights authority notices on limitation

The Delhi High Court has again put on hold operation of two fresh public notices issued by the intellectual property rights authority, giving lawyers and litigants time till June 1 to complete documentation in cases before it. On May 11, the high court stayed a May 4 public notice of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM), giving lawyers and litigants time till May 18 to complete the documentation process. It said the Supreme Court on March 23 had directed that limitation period in all cases would stand extended until further orders with effect from March 15. Justice Jyoti Singh, in her order on May 21, while staying the CGPDTM s May 18 and May 20 notifications, has questioned the authority what prompted it to issue the two public notices in the backdrop of the apex court s March 23 direction and the high court s May 11 decision. The high court also said once the apex court extended limitation period from March 15 till further orders, it was not open to .


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