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Corroboration of Rightful Ownership through Objection Provisions

Copyright Indian Copyright law is greatly inspired by and in congruence with the TRIPS agreement clauses and standards. The stipulations of the Berne Convention for Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, 1886 and the Universal Copyrights Convention, to which India is a party reflect strongly in the (Indian) Copyright Act, 1957, pursuant to the amendments … Continue reading Corroboration of Rightful Ownership through Objection Provisions

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Concept Of Compulsory Licensing Under The Patents Act

An inventor is allotted with the patent right in exchange for disclosing its invention. Apart from the inventor of that patent, the public is being benefited most. Therefore it must be taken into consideration that the invention is made surely available to the public. But there seems to a danger of misuse of such monopolistic … Continue reading Concept Of Compulsory Licensing Under The Patents Act

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$2.18 Billion: That’s what US Court Directs Intel to Pay for Patent Infringement

Recently, a federal jury in Texas awarded damages for patent infringement to the tune of US$ 2.18 billion – one of the largest in US history. The case is VLSI Technology LLC v. Intel Corp., 21-57, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas (Waco). Intel Corp. (“Intel”) a well-known chip maker was handed … Continue reading $2.18 Billion: That’s what US Court Directs Intel to Pay for Patent Infringement

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Protection Of Jewellery: An Overlap Between Copyright And Design Laws

Design Act protects a design that has been registered duly under the requisites of the Act whereas the Copyright Act protects artistic works. Design has been defined under section 2(d) of the Act which is stated to include shape, configuration, pattern, ornamentation, compositions of line and colours which have been applied to an article either … Continue reading Protection Of Jewellery: An Overlap Between Copyright And Design Laws

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Trademark Infringement & Their Defenses in India

Introduction The Trademarks Act, 1999 is the legislation that protects trademarks in India. The Act lays down the principles handling registration, protection and penalties against infringement of trademarks. Trademarks are given the status of intellectual property over the globe. There are numerous worldwide & national organizations which try to protect trademark as an intellectual property. … Continue reading Trademark Infringement & Their Defenses in India

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Infringement of Design

The term design has been defined under section 2(d) of the Designs Act 2000 which defines design as a shape, configuration, pattern, composition of lines, ornaments, or line of colours applied to any article whether in 2D or 3D or in both, formed by any process which is industrial in nature or through any other … Continue reading Infringement of Design

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LG Display Settles Dispute, Enters into Agreement with Solas OLED

A longstanding multi-jurisdictional patent dispute has finally been settled by the parties concerned. Solas OLED Ltd. (“Solas”), an Irish company that specializes in OLED technologies has settled its long patent dispute with LG and Sony. Some time back, Solas instituted patent infringement actions against major companies such as LG Electronics, LG Display, Sony Corporation (as … Continue reading LG Display Settles Dispute, Enters into Agreement with Solas OLED

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The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2021- A Systematic Ban on IPAB

Introduction India might be one of the leading countries in the world in terms of the backlog of court cases. Even after some of the best efforts made by the government to improve the situation, it is still like a merry-go-round. One such effort was the system of tribalization which was meant to reduce the … Continue reading The Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2021- A Systematic Ban on IPAB

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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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