Category: Intellectual Property

Web 3.0 & the Transformation Of Intellectual Property Ownership

Recently, the entertainment industry has shifted its focus to prosper on Web3, with well-known franchises like Marvel and Forbes expanding over the latest version of the web. However, the beginning of this transformation has not been without its complications. With the industry still in its early days, there are several challenges to be worked out in terms … Continue reading Web 3.0 & the Transformation Of Intellectual Property Ownership

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Intellectual Property Rights and Dance Moves: An Indian Perspective

Granting Copyright It is true that a work is considered copyrighted the moment it is created but a right to sue for infringement arises only when it is registered. For a dance move to be registered, it should be creative, original, unique, and consist of systematic dance steps. It should not consist of basic dance … Continue reading Intellectual Property Rights and Dance Moves: An Indian Perspective

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Concept of Trade Dress in India

Trade dress is understood to constitute as protection awarded to packaging or appearance of a product, it can also include shape, colour scheme protection or anything in appearance that makes the product distinguishable to consumers. This concept has originated from the United States’ Lanham Act of1946under section 43(a) a product’s trade dress can be protected … Continue reading Concept of Trade Dress in India

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Rise Of IP Issues Due To The Increasing Popularity Of NFTs

Introduction It is no news that cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have taken over the sphere of digital currency. But in this sphere of metaverse and blockchain currencies, the Ethereum blockchain has gained skyrocketing popularity with the evolution of Non-Fungible Tokens. NFTs have indeed transformed the world of digital assets and ownership, with sales as high … Continue reading Rise Of IP Issues Due To The Increasing Popularity Of NFTs

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The WTO Trips Waiver: A Panacea To The Covid-19 Menace?

INTRODUCTION Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), on 28th January 2022, in a press conference of the WTO General Council announced that a breakthrough in the form of an accord between the developed and the developing nations on the TRIPs Patents waiver proposal for COVID-19 vaccines could be possible within … Continue reading The WTO Trips Waiver: A Panacea To The Covid-19 Menace?

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Protection Of Trade Dress In India

Introduction According to the current trend, any new product which is being launched in the market has some sort of distinct packaging as it is considered imperative for the purposes of distinguishing their products from others and it also helps in attracting a larger customer base. This distinct packaging assists the consumers in associating a … Continue reading Protection Of Trade Dress In India

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Role Of NFTs In The Fashion Industry: An Overview

Introduction Recently, a new trend of merging blockchain technology with the creative intellectual property via non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) had taken place. The idea has spread across all market sectors, and now luxury fashion retailers have joined the tokenization bandwagon. The principles that govern the luxury fashion industry are similar to those that govern other industries. … Continue reading Role Of NFTs In The Fashion Industry: An Overview

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Apple Music V. Spotify: A Comparative Study In The Digital Music Marketplace (Part ii)

SPOTIFY Spotify is an on-demand music streaming service that allows users to browse a database of music licensed through different record labels, as well as create and share playlists with other Spotify users. It has 70 million songs on its servers, all of which are saved on its own servers. Users had three subscription options … Continue reading Apple Music V. Spotify: A Comparative Study In The Digital Music Marketplace (Part ii)

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Apple Music V. Spotify: A Comparative Study In the Digital Music Marketplace (Part I)

INTRODUCTION ‘Enforcement of IP rights is crucial to the viability of online Information-based goods markets’                            – (Bockstedt, Kauffman, & Riggins, 2005) As a result of technological improvements, the music industry has evolved considerably during the last few decades. Technology has had both … Continue reading Apple Music V. Spotify: A Comparative Study In the Digital Music Marketplace (Part I)

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IP Waiver and Covid-19 Vaccines

Since 2019, coronavirus hit the whole world and it is now for 2 years, we are facing this unfortunate pandemic. As of 27 October 2021, there is a total of 24.43cr cases and 49.61lakh deaths worldwide with the USA on top followed by India and Brazil. The figures are alarming but the ground situation is … Continue reading IP Waiver and Covid-19 Vaccines

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