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Myanmar’s New Trademark Law

Early 2019 witnessed an introduction of a number of Intellectual Property Laws in Myanmar. A new Trademark Law and a new Industrial Design Law were enacted on January 30, 2019. This was followed by the enactments of a new Patent Law on March 11 and Copyright Law on May 24. Among all these new enactments, … Continue reading Myanmar’s New Trademark Law

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Trademark Licensing in India

Trademark licensing is the process wherein a registered proprietor of a trademark authorises a third party to use the mark in the course of trade without transferring the ownership of the mark. The licensing of the trademark allows the registered proprietor to let others use the mark without assigning the ownership of the mark. The … Continue reading Trademark Licensing in India

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Geographical Indication In Context Of The Rasgulla Controversy

‘Geographical Indication’ refers to a sign which is used on products possessing some qualities, characteristics, reputation attributable to the geographical origin. There needs to be a clear link between the product and the place of production.[1]The Act providing protection to Geographical Indications (GI) in India is The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, … Continue reading Geographical Indication In Context Of The Rasgulla Controversy

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The Controversy Around Facebook And Political Advertising

Facebook has once again become the focal point of controversy with the social networking site refusing to fact-check the political advertisements it displays on its platform.Facebook has come under intense scrutiny due to the fact that the political advertising by the social networking company is in direct contravention to free speech and expression of people … Continue reading The Controversy Around Facebook And Political Advertising

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Will The Internet Remember You Forever? Right To Be Forgotten And Its Territorial Limits

Every individual in the European Union has the Right to be Forgotten. This right ensures that when need be, if a person seeks to delist his personal information from the internet searches, he has the right to approach the data operators directly asking them to do the same. This right is incidental to the right … Continue reading Will The Internet Remember You Forever? Right To Be Forgotten And Its Territorial Limits

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SC Allows Predatory Pricing Probe Against Uber

The Supreme Court recently dismissed an appeal filed by Uber India, thereby giving a green signal to Competition Appellate Tribunal to initiate an investigation into allegations of abuse of dominant power by Uber in the National Capital Region. Timeline of the events: In 2015, Meru – a radio taxi service business –approached the Competition Commission … Continue reading SC Allows Predatory Pricing Probe Against Uber

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Call for Submissions: bLAWgathon 2019

About bLAWgathon Stumbling upon a piece of research that answers a crucial legal question is a common happenstance in the life of any lawyer, academic or student. Realizing the goal of community learning in the space of Intellectual Property and related Commercial/Corporate Laws; IIPRD and Khurana and Khurana Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K); with an … Continue reading Call for Submissions: bLAWgathon 2019

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Clash of the Start Ups: GrabOn Wins Over GrabOnRent

GrabOn– the Hyderabad-based affiliate e-commerce start up–has successfully won a trademark infringement suit filed against GrabOnRent – a  Bengaluru-based product rental start up.  The lawsuit was filed by GrabOn before the Delhi High Court, on the grounds of misusing the former’s goodwill and causing confusion amongst consumers due to deceptively similar brand names. GrabOn claimed … Continue reading Clash of the Start Ups: GrabOn Wins Over GrabOnRent

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Three-Days Symposium on Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Chemical Patent Laws

IIPRD has been successfully conducting several symposiums over the years on different Intellectual Property (IP) aspects. One of them is the upcoming three-day symposium on Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology &Chemical Patent Laws with focus on Preparation, Prosecution and Litigation in U.S., Europe, China, and India. While the symposium is being organized in Mumbai from 18th – 20th … Continue reading Three-Days Symposium on Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Chemical Patent Laws

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What Should Be Your Key Considerations While Licensing From Patent Pledges?

Toyota, a Japanese MNC recently decided to grant approximately 24,000 ‘vehicle electrification’ patent licenses on the technologies used by them in making of their cars, specifically in “green” cars i.e. Prius, world’s first mass produced electric car. The ideology behind this, is that the team at Toyota believes to foresee beyond just producing finished products. … Continue reading What Should Be Your Key Considerations While Licensing From Patent Pledges?

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