Month: February 2021

Taylor Swift and Her “Love Story” With IPR

 “Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for.” – Taylor Alison Swift The Big Move On 12th February 2021, Taylor Swift re-released one of her most famous songs “Love Story” the reason being as Swift told Good Morning America last August was, “My … Continue reading Taylor Swift and Her “Love Story” With IPR

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Recent Noteworthy Music Licensing Deals

A music license is required when a copyright owner of music (viz. composer, songwriter, etc.) intends to grant permission to a party to exploit the music. While such music license can cover different aspects of the rights on the music to be licensed separately (viz. public performance, public broadcast, sale/ distribution of music through various … Continue reading Recent Noteworthy Music Licensing Deals

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The Evolving Culture of Cosplay and Copyright Infringement- An Analytical Overview

Introduction Bringing the “Costume Play” (cosplay) culture under the copyright regime is not a new issue in the field of IPR. On one hand, the owners or creators are getting free publicity for their characters across the world, while, on the other hand, they are skeptical about the commercial profit earned by the cosplayer. This … Continue reading The Evolving Culture of Cosplay and Copyright Infringement- An Analytical Overview

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IP as Collateral

Advances in science and technology, as well as business innovations have transformed the economy, making way for new industries and modern ways of doing business. As a result of new technologies, and a rapid increase in innovation and creativity, intellectual capital has emerged as valuable assets for businesses. Intellectual Property such as patents, trademarks, brand … Continue reading IP as Collateral

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Patentability of Food Recipes and the Section 3(e) Challenge

Introduction Recently, the office of Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks granted a patent to a ragi walnut soup mix prepared by the 52-year old woman, Shubhangi Patil. In terms of preparation, it is similar to other ready-to-eat soup mixes available in the market but what makes it different from the rest is … Continue reading Patentability of Food Recipes and the Section 3(e) Challenge

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Patents and Public Health

Introduction Patents and public health is the most relevant topic of discussion when the whole world is fighting against the global pandemic, Covid-19. It is no doubt that granting patent protection to a drug is important and serves many purposes, but can we put the lives of millions of people at stake in this time … Continue reading Patents and Public Health

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Sunovion Pharmaceuticals and Bial Portela Files Patent Infringement Suit against A Host of Indian Drug Makers

Recently, The Bial – Portela & CA (“Bial”), a Portugal-based pharmaceutical company, and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals (“Sunvion”), a US-based pharmaceutical company have instituted suit of patent infringement against eight drug makers in the District Court of Delaware. The eight defendants are: Torrent Pharmaceuticals and Torrent Pharma Inc., Alkem Laboratories and S&B Pharma, Inc., Lupin Limited and … Continue reading Sunovion Pharmaceuticals and Bial Portela Files Patent Infringement Suit against A Host of Indian Drug Makers

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InterDigital vs Xiaomi: An interesting case on Confidentiality Club in Standard Essential Patents Litigation

Recently, the Delhi High Court decided on a patent infringement suit filed by Interdigital Technology Corporation (“InterDigital”), a US-based mobile and video Research & Development company, against Xiaomi Corporation (“Xiaomi”), a China-based internet and telecommunication company. An interesting aspect that was put forth for the consideration of the single judge Bench of the Delhi High … Continue reading InterDigital vs Xiaomi: An interesting case on Confidentiality Club in Standard Essential Patents Litigation

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