Category: Intellectual Property

Emoji and World of Intellectual Property

We live in a Gen-Z world, where conversations begin, emotions are expressed with emoji! With the rapid shift from a non-technological world to a world of techno-freaks, the importance of emoji has grown immensely and now, they form a part of the way of expression of human interaction. Now, we may use an emoji in … Continue reading Emoji and World of Intellectual Property

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IPRs to Leave Their Comfort Zone

Introduction: While facing a bolt from the blue in the form of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, when the repurposed drugs and the vaccines that are getting developed by the incessant efforts of health professionals around the globe, were the only hope, the access to the vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics was hindered by the intellectual property … Continue reading IPRs to Leave Their Comfort Zone

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Indian Cryptocurrency Saga: Regulation and IP Protection

Introduction Cryptocurrency is a comparatively new word to the average Indian citizen despite the digital currency and the technology behind it i.e. blockchain being around for more than a decade with the establishment of the Bitcoin in 2008 as the first major cryptocurrency in the world.[i] Since then multitudes of different crypto currencies coming into … Continue reading Indian Cryptocurrency Saga: Regulation and IP Protection

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IPR and the World of Fashion

Right from the lanes of Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar, to the high-end fashion brands like Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi, the people of the country have dynamic tastes and never-ending interests! India, which is considered the hub of fashion, is pegged at around US$ 120 billion, and in order to protect this industry from the problem of … Continue reading IPR and the World of Fashion

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Web Scraping and Intellectual Property Rights

The Internet is glutted with the presence of a myriad variety of goods and services. These goods and services present online that form the bread and butter for business are a protected product/content that is categorized as intellectual property and is protected under the Intellectual Property laws through copyright, trademark, design, etc.  Thus, the protection … Continue reading Web Scraping and Intellectual Property Rights

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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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IP as Collateral

Advances in science and technology, as well as business innovations have transformed the economy, making way for new industries and modern ways of doing business. As a result of new technologies, and a rapid increase in innovation and creativity, intellectual capital has emerged as valuable assets for businesses. Intellectual Property such as patents, trademarks, brand … Continue reading IP as Collateral

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Patentability of Food Recipes and the Section 3(e) Challenge

Introduction Recently, the office of Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks granted a patent to a ragi walnut soup mix prepared by the 52-year old woman, Shubhangi Patil. In terms of preparation, it is similar to other ready-to-eat soup mixes available in the market but what makes it different from the rest is … Continue reading Patentability of Food Recipes and the Section 3(e) Challenge

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The IP Dilemma in Un-Authorized use of Video Games

E-sport is considered as one of the most revolutionary introduction to sports in recent history. It’s not just a different set of rules, but also an amalgamation of the elements of skill and strategy of the physical world and technology’s virtual reality. A video game essentially has a bundle of intellectual property rights and contractual … Continue reading The IP Dilemma in Un-Authorized use of Video Games

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Schemes, Policies And Programmes For Patent Facilitation

INTRODUCTION With the advent of the intellectual property regime in India, Central Government and State Government both have initiated schemes, policies, and programs for increasing awareness for Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and extend assistance to the educational institutions, government organizations, start-upsets in protecting their intellectual property work across the country. Some of these schemes and … Continue reading Schemes, Policies And Programmes For Patent Facilitation

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