Month: May 2021

Design Acquisition Opportunity: Pyrolysis Condenser and Portable Mini Lathe

Dr. TTM Kannan and his team from Centre for Research and Development,  Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science and Technology (PRIST University) have developed certain Designs which have now been granted Registration by the Indian Patents and Designs Office. They are now looking to sell/ license these below described registered Designs. Pyrolysis Condenser Pyrolysis is a … Continue reading Design Acquisition Opportunity: Pyrolysis Condenser and Portable Mini Lathe

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Merck Enters into Licensing Deal with Five Indian Companies for Supply of Oral Covid-19 Drug

Recently, Merck, also known as MSD, has entered into licensing agreements with five Indian generics drug manufacturers to manufacture and supply oral Covid-19 drug Molnupiravir. MSD India is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) and is known as Merck & Co., Inc, in the United States and Canada. Under the agreements, Merck … Continue reading Merck Enters into Licensing Deal with Five Indian Companies for Supply of Oral Covid-19 Drug

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Access to Medical Resources During Covid-19 and the Intellectual Property Rights Regime

The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India has caused a catastrophic impact, leading to the deaths of thousands of people. The devastating consequences of the pandemic were aggravated due to the lack of medical facilities and health care resources. Despite India being one of the largest manufacturers of vaccines in the world, it … Continue reading Access to Medical Resources During Covid-19 and the Intellectual Property Rights Regime

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New Phase of the Copyright Regime: Critical Note on the Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021

In India, the copyright regime is governed by the Copyright Act, 1957 and is regulated by the Copyright Rules, 2013.  The Ministry of Human Resources and Development on 14 March 2013 notified the Copyright Rules, 2013. Two years ago, in 2019 a draft for amendments was released for public comments. On 30 March 2021, the government of … Continue reading New Phase of the Copyright Regime: Critical Note on the Copyright (Amendment) Rules, 2021

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Abolishment of IPAB: Changes to the IP Regime

Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) was constituted by the Central Government on 15 September 2003, to hears appeals against the decisions of Registrar under the Trade Mark Act, 1999 and the Geographical Indications of Goods Act (Registration and Protection), 1999.[1] After four years, in 2007 the IPAB jurisdiction was extended to the Patents Act, 1970. … Continue reading Abolishment of IPAB: Changes to the IP Regime

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Brief Note on the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021

In the digital era, the public at large depends on social media for news, entertainment, etc. People’s dependence on social media is very dangerous at this time since there is a high risk of it being abused. For this reason, a need was felt for stringent rules for any form of communication of information via … Continue reading Brief Note on the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021

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Understanding Unconventional Trademarks (Part I)

Traditionally speaking we have for the longest time associated trademarks with words, logos, pictures, or combination thereof. But in recent times, this norm has been challenged by the introduction and growth of acceptance of unconventional trademarks. The unconventional trademark is a broad and inclusive term for all those marks that don’t fall in the conventional … Continue reading Understanding Unconventional Trademarks (Part I)

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Creators’ Paradise: Non-fungible Tokens

Introduction Non-Fungible Tokens (hereinafter, NFTs) have seen a meteoric rise in their usage and have been linked to all types of creative works such as photographs, tweets, music albums, and other varied digital media. Garnering such stature, with an NFT for an animated GIF selling for more than $500,000, an NFT for digital art snapping … Continue reading Creators’ Paradise: Non-fungible Tokens

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