Month: July 2022

Sri Lanka Acceded to the Madrid Protocol

Sri Lanka, in 2017, made significant policy decisions through concerted discussions on the importance of “value-added” products to enhance the revenue through exports in Sri Lanka. ‘Branding’ is one of the major value additions but has not received its due recognition and importance. Protecting the brands implies registering the requisite trademarks. Trademarks provide the required … Continue reading Sri Lanka Acceded to the Madrid Protocol

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IP And Metaverse

A continuous, shared, and immersive 3D environment called the metaverse is where users re expected to connect, play, and work. It is regarded as the mobile internet’s substitute. Our real lives and our virtual lives are becoming more and more linked as a result of technological advancements. The metaverse, where people will largely be engaged … Continue reading IP And Metaverse

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An Analysis Of The Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules, 2021

The Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021 had initially proposed the ideal that a select few appellate bodies be dissolved and the powers they hold were to be transferred to pre-existing judicial bodies. The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) was one amongst the few to go through the process of being dissolved. In the landmark case of … Continue reading An Analysis Of The Intellectual Property Rights Division Rules, 2021

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Supreme Court And Copyright- One Step Forward Two Steps Back?

Putting an end to the long-conflicted opinion of the judiciary on the scope of Section 63 of the Copyright Act, 1957, the Supreme Court, on 20th of May 2022 in the case of M/s Knit Pro International vs The State of NCT of Delhi & Anr held that offences under the said section are cognizable … Continue reading Supreme Court And Copyright- One Step Forward Two Steps Back?

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UAE Launches Reprographic Rights Management Association

On 6th March 2022, the United Arab Emirates launched the Emirates Reprographic Rights Management Association (ERRA). It is a first of its kind association in the territory which came into force to protect the copyrights of authors and publishers. The association will be responsible for monitoring the use of print and digital works in schools, … Continue reading UAE Launches Reprographic Rights Management Association

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Artificial Intelligence as an Inventor in Patent Law

Artificial Intelligence (hereinafter “AIs”) is a computer science discipline focused on developing machinery and systems with the ability to perform tasks attributable to human intelligence. From a patent law perspective, AIs were considered incapable of facilitating inventive processes autonomously and the permitted arena was limited to ‘AI-assisted inventions. With technological advancement, AIs can not only … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence as an Inventor in Patent Law

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Protection of Non-Fungible Tokens in UAE

Non-Fungible Tokens are cryptographic assets on a blockchain with certain unique identification codes and metadata that distinguish them from each other. Unlike the cryptocurrencies, they cannot be traded or exchanged at equivalency. Thus, they do not serve the purpose of commercial transactions. However, NFTs can be bought or sold on NFTs based marketplaces. Sometimes, the … Continue reading Protection of Non-Fungible Tokens in UAE

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