UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 8-K

 


  

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  July 8, 2020

 

 

India Globalization Capital, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 Commission File Number: 001-32830

 

Maryland

20-2760393

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

(I.R.S Employer Identification Number)

 

10224 Falls Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (301) 983-0998

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the follow provisions:

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $.01 par value

IGC

NYSE American

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter)

Emerging growth company ☐.

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

 

 

CURRENT REPORT ON FORM 8-K

India Globalization Capital, Inc.

July 8, 2020

 

Item 8.01.

Other Events.

 

India Globalization Capital, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE American: IGC) recently received a Notice of Allowance dated July 8, 2020 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for the Company’s cannabinoid formulation for the treatment of seizures in humans and veterinary animals. IGC filed this application for its IGC-502 formulation and method (#15/104,556) on June 15, 2016. 

 

The USPTO issues a Notice of Allowance if, after examination by a patent examiner, it appears that the applicant is entitled to a patent under the law. The actual issuance of the patent could take several months and requires that the Company undertake certain steps, including the payment of fees. The Company plans to pursue patent issuance. A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the USPTO. Subject to the payment of maintenance fees, the term of a new patent is usually 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent is filed in the United States or, in special cases, from the date an earlier related application was filed. U.S. patent grants are effective only within the United States, U.S. territories, and U.S. possessions.

 

Cautionary Statement Pursuant to Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

 

“Safe Harbor” statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This report contains forward-looking statements identified by the use of words such as should, believes, plans, goals, expects, may, will, or the negatives thereof, and other variations thereon or comparable terminology. Such statements are based on currently available information, which management has assessed but which is dynamic and subject to rapid change due to risks and uncertainties that affect our business. Our success is highly correlated with the success of our product candidates. We may not be able to protect our intellectual property adequately or receive patents. We may not receive regulatory approval for our products, or trials. An additional risk factor worth highlighting specifically related to this patent licensing is that the patent application we have licensed may not be granted by the USPTO, even if the Company is in full compliance with USPTO requirements. We may not have adequate resources including financial resources to successfully conduct the requisite trials, to bring a product based on the above-referenced patented formulation to market, or to pay applicable maintenance fees over time. We may not be able to successfully commercialize our products even if they are successful and receive regulatory approval. Our projections anticipate stable pricing, which may not hold out over the next several years. Failure or delay with respect to any of the factors above could have a material adverse effect on our business, future results of operations, our stock price, and our financial condition. These and other risks are detailed from time to time in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, goals, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those presently anticipated. The Risk Factors identified in the Company’s annual report, filed on Form 10-K with the SEC on July 13, 2020, and in the Company’s quarterly reports, filed on Form 10-Q with the SEC on November 5, 2019 and February 10, 2020, are incorporated herein by reference.  In light of these risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking information contained in this release will in fact occur.

 

 

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit No. Description
   
99.1 Press Release dated July 20, 2020 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

  

INDIA GLOBALIZATION CAPITAL, INC.

  

  

  

Date:  July 20, 2020

By:

/s/ Claudia Grimaldi

  

  

  

Claudia Grimaldi

  

  

  

Vice President and PFO

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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