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Meta-tagging vis-à-vis Trade Mark Misuse: An overview

Introduction: For most of our questions, we rely on the internet for answers. While the debate on the reliability of information received on the internet continues, an equally enthralling race of which website will be the first to grab a searching consumer’s attention has begun.  With companies and organizations willing to pay a leg and … Continue reading Meta-tagging vis-à-vis Trade Mark Misuse: An overview

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Digital Rights Management & Its Interaction with Net Neutrality

The online platform offers ample opportunity for infringement of copyrights and it is but natural for copyright holders to react apprehensively and clamor for absolute regulation of the digital copyright market. However, the virtual world is a whole different ball game where standard rules fail to achieve the desired objective. Therefore, a mechanism was developed … Continue reading Digital Rights Management & Its Interaction with Net Neutrality

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Cartier International AG and Ors.  Vs.  Gaurav Bhatia and Ors.

Citation: 226 (2016) DLT 662 Introduction As per a study conducted in 2016 by OECD (Organisation Economic Cooperation and Development) and the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office, India ranks amongst the top five exporters of counterfeit products. Inspite of the legislative authorities providing stringent anti-counterfeit laws that award both civil and criminal remedies to the … Continue reading Cartier International AG and Ors.  Vs.  Gaurav Bhatia and Ors.

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World IP Day celebrated by BIPF

In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day, Bangladesh IP Forum (BIPF) held a boot camp, “Volunteer for Intellectual Property” (VIP), on May 2, 2017 at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of University of Dhaka to raise awareness on the importance of intellectual property rights (IPR). On the fourth year this preparation has been … Continue reading World IP Day celebrated by BIPF

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Bangladesh puts to motion GI Registration for Comilla delicacy Rasmalai, textile Khadi

The process to get Geographic Indication (GI) registration of two famous Bangladeshi products, Comilla’s dessert Rasmalai and textile Khadi, has started. Comilla Deputy Commissioner Jahangir Alam has said the district administration has chosen the products and started to find their original producer. “We have started discussions with the producers,” he told bdnews24.com on February 14th. … Continue reading Bangladesh puts to motion GI Registration for Comilla delicacy Rasmalai, textile Khadi

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Myanmar – IP Law Developments

Background Myanmar has no devoted law on trademarks. In Myanmar, registration of a trademark is possible through “Declaration of Ownership of Trademark” in the Office of the Registration of Deeds under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation and Assurances. The Inspector General of Registration supports this process under the section 18(f) of the Registration … Continue reading Myanmar – IP Law Developments

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Enhancement of IP protection in Vietnam via new Penal code

July 1, 2016, was the day when the new Penal Code 2015 came into existence by replacing the then current Penal Code. The new Penal Code brought a number of transformations as far as trademarks and other IP‘s are concerned. The new Penal Code has enhanced the capability of brand holders in enforcing their trademark … Continue reading Enhancement of IP protection in Vietnam via new Penal code

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Trademark Infringements: The big problems faced by foreign brands in Nepal

The government of Nepal is notorious for policy and procedural time wasting as far as providing services to businesses is concerned. The same has resulted in problems for businesses and industries to continue operating in Nepal. Among the several problems faced by them trademarks infringement of reputed foreign brands and multinational brands has become a … Continue reading Trademark Infringements: The big problems faced by foreign brands in Nepal

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Design Registration in Vietnam

TYPES OF DESIGNS: Industrial Design: An industrial design means a specific appearance of a product embodied by three-dimensional configurations, lines, colors, or a combination of these elements. Layout-Design: A layout-design of semiconductor integrated circuit (hereinafter referred to as layout-design) means a three-dimensional disposition of circuit elements and their interconnections in a Semi-conductor integrated circuit. PROCEDURE … Continue reading Design Registration in Vietnam

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Patent Filing Procedure: Vietnam

Step 1: Filing: Who may apply: Article 86 and 89: Authors who have created inventions with their own efforts and expenses Organizations or individuals who have supplied funs and material facilities to authors in the form of job assignment or hiring unless otherwise agreed by the involved parties. Foreign nationals residing permanently Foreign organizations having … Continue reading Patent Filing Procedure: Vietnam

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