Month: October 2011

Should there be a single global institution with exclusive competence to conduct international negotiations on intellectual property rights? If so, should this be WIPO, the WTO or some other body?

INTRODUCTION For harmonizing IPRs at the international level, providing a common forum for negotiation and resolving disputes between members state we need a single global institution. Earlier WIPO was the main forum for international negotiations of IPR and then WTO implemented the TRIPs agreement came and become the main forum replacing WIPO. Both these institutions’ … Continue reading Should there be a single global institution with exclusive competence to conduct international negotiations on intellectual property rights? If so, should this be WIPO, the WTO or some other body?

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AK 47 needs Copyright to fire?

Who would imagine that AK 47 might need copyright protection? Yes!! You read it right!! None other than Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor of the AK-47 rifle had threatened India for a copyright violation. The story goes way back in 2000 when, an Indian ordnance factory had developed a replica of the AK-47, and put it … Continue reading AK 47 needs Copyright to fire?

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Recent Change in America Invents Act

Congress passed the America Invents Act that makes major changes to the existing U.S. patent system.  President Obama signed the Act into law on September 16, 2011.  What does this mean for Indian Inventors and Research corporates who already filed Patents already or want to get a new patent file in the US? The first … Continue reading Recent Change in America Invents Act

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Patent laws on Genes and Gene Sequences

Advancement in science and genetic application, with enhanced knowledge of the Human Genome, has been the main focus in the field of medicine and biotechnology areas. Continuous and ongoing researches in genome projects, identifying specific target genes and their respective response and functional activities, have evolved genetic therapeutics in the treatment of multifactor disorders such … Continue reading Patent laws on Genes and Gene Sequences

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