Month: March 2019

Protection of Design Rights

Design protection provides protection to a functional items’ look and feel or in other words to the non – functional attributes of the item. An object with a substantially similar design to an existing items’ design cannot be made, copied or used without the permission of the person who holds the right to the existing … Continue reading Protection of Design Rights

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Modification in the Patent Practices

In India, the Patents Act, 1970, and the Patents Rules, 2003, have undergone number of changes in last decade or so. The initial changes in the Act and corresponding Rules were mostly with a vision to make the Indian Patent Laws in conformity to the TRIPS guidelines with the allowed extent of exemptions. Later on, … Continue reading Modification in the Patent Practices

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Patent Wars And Frand Licensing

The smartphone industry nowadays is branded by a myriad of patents and its litigations in terms of infringement. Many lawsuits have been filed by Apple, HTC, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and Samsung. The lawsuits span cross several courts and several jurisdictions and they often put Apple or Microsoft on one side of the war and Google’s … Continue reading Patent Wars And Frand Licensing

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Xperi and Samsung settlement along with a new Patent license agreement with Samsung

Introduction US-based semiconductor company Xperi Technologies had sued Samsung Electronics on the grounds that the South Korean tech conglomerate made unlawful usage of 24 patented technologies owned by the Xperi company. According to earlier reports, the allegedly infringed patents comprise a extensive variety of semiconductor processing, bonding, and packaging technologies which had been used by … Continue reading Xperi and Samsung settlement along with a new Patent license agreement with Samsung

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USA-China Trade War: An Overview

What is a Trade War? Trade war is one of the issues that may affect the associated alliances and eventually lead to influence the other sectors as well. As noted above trade war can result from protectionist penchant. Protectionism represents actions of the Government and policies made by it to restrict international trade, generally having the intention … Continue reading USA-China Trade War: An Overview

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Patent Licensing

What is Patent Licensing? Licensing is a process where the owner of the product gives permission to another entity who can extract benefit from the licensed product. Same as that licensing a patent means the owner is giving access to another individual or organisation to make, use and sell etc. with his patented invention. Usually … Continue reading Patent Licensing

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Trademark Infringement: Officer’s Choice Vs. Fauji

About Officer’s Choice Officer’s Choice commonly known as ‘OC’, is an Indian whisky brand which is owned by Allied Blenders & Distillers (ABD). It is considered to be one of the largest spirit brands in the world. In 2015 Officer’s Choice overtook Smirnoff vodka to become the world’s largest selling spirit brand. In the year of 2014, this Brand sold 28.4 … Continue reading Trademark Infringement: Officer’s Choice Vs. Fauji

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