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Introduction Standardised by millennials and popularised by Gen Z, the coffee consumption culture has undoubtedly become a vital part of our everyday lives. You might think your daily Cup of Joe only includes the ingredients you prefer but in reality, each and every cup consumed is also filled to the brim with Intellectual Property; the … Continue reading By Whatever Beans Necessary

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INTERNET AND COPYRIGHT

RIGHTS PROTECTED : Under this law Copyright law protects the copyright of authors, musicians, etc. Copyright is essentially a right to copy. Copyright is a term describing rights given to creators for their literary and artistic works. It’s an intellectual property, if an individual owns the copyright to something, then he’s the only owner of … Continue reading INTERNET AND COPYRIGHT

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Online Infringement of Copyrights

One of man’s most significant innovations of the Millenium is the internet. It is a term used to describe a vast network of linked computer systems and computer networks. The best aspect of the internet is that it’s available practically everywhere on the planet for very little money. As the globe becomes a global village, … Continue reading Online Infringement of Copyrights

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The Impact of IPR on Biodiversity

Introduction to Biodiversity Biodiversity in simple terms is referred to as the living variety of plant and animal life in a particular habitat. It is all the different kinds of living plants and animals present in an area. The variety of animals, fungi, plants, or even small microorganisms like bacteria completes our natural world. Each … Continue reading The Impact of IPR on Biodiversity

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Digital World And Copyright Infringement

Intellectual property rights are protections provided to entities for what they have created as a result of their intellect or on something which a creation of their brains. Intellectual property rights can be of various types like copyrights, patents, trademarks, geographical indications and trade secrets. The web has made intellectual property rights protection difficult nowadays. … Continue reading Digital World And Copyright Infringement

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Protection Of Voice Actor’s Work By Copyright

India is only the fourteenth largest entertainment and media market in the world, with industry revenues contributing roughly one percent to its gross domestic product. Voice-over artists have a vital part in box office success because they significantly influence the emotional synchronisation between the audience and the visuals displayed. Even if these artists play a … Continue reading Protection Of Voice Actor’s Work By Copyright

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Safeguarding The Cover, Not The Book: Understanding, By Case Laws, The Theory Of Trademark Dilution

INTRODUCTION Good Biscuits & Bad Biscuits Say, for example, that you like biscuits from brand A. You buy them because they taste good. Now, brand D, knowing the popularity of brand A’s biscuits, releases their product whose packaging and design are similar to that of brand A, and since they look alike, you (and a … Continue reading Safeguarding The Cover, Not The Book: Understanding, By Case Laws, The Theory Of Trademark Dilution

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Suggested Reform In Patent Law : Revolutionary Or Problematic ?

“Recently the Economic Advisory council to PM said in a presentation to the stakeholder ministries like NITI Aayog and Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) for a slight change in the Indian patent working by suggesting recruitment of more patent officers and by fixing six months as the time period so the … Continue reading Suggested Reform In Patent Law : Revolutionary Or Problematic ?

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Patenting of Traditional Knowledge in Light of the Turmeric Case

Traditional Knowledge is a living corpus that has evolved within a small society from generation to generation. In an amusing way of expressing it, it cannot be protected traditionally owing to the unoriginality of its preservation and the fact that it is not subject to the restricted periods of intellectual property protection. Consequently, it has … Continue reading Patenting of Traditional Knowledge in Light of the Turmeric Case

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Trademark Genericide : A Paradoxical Conundrum

Trademark law in India is governed under the Trademarks Act, 1999. The Act aims to provide for registration, protection and prevention of fraudulent use of trademarks for goods and services. According to section 2(zb) of the Act, a trademark is a mark capable of being “represented graphically”. It includes logo, slogan, shape of goods, their … Continue reading Trademark Genericide : A Paradoxical Conundrum

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