Tag: copyright

Copyright Registration in Malaysia

Intellectual Property is a type of property that broadly speaking consists of creations of the mind. Briefly intellectual property can be further sub classified into patents, copyrights, trademarks, industrial designs and Geographical indications. Each of these categories refers to different sets of protection or rights that can be granted towards respective intellectual creations. These rights … Continue reading Copyright Registration in Malaysia

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Copyright And Cyberspace: Software And Digital Piracy

As we enter into the emerging era of software technology and the ever-growing sphere of the internet and worldwide web, protection of data and the importance of copyright protection has taken center-stage. Copyright law today protects works such as literary, dramatic and artistic works; cinematography films; sound recording and computer programs, data bases and compilations. … Continue reading Copyright And Cyberspace: Software And Digital Piracy

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Fashion & Intellectual Property

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel Fashion industry is at an all-time high and the present size of the market is a $US1 Billion. Many established players together … Continue reading Fashion & Intellectual Property

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Update on Recent Stakeholder Meeting Held On 03.08.2018 at IPO, Delhi

Few of the following issues with respect to various field of  Intellectual Property, were raised by the stakeholders : I. Patents: a) E-communication, websites and allied issues FERs are not notified to the applicants leading to abandonment of application. The Patent Office website do not provide for Sequence Listing uploading in txt. format and the … Continue reading Update on Recent Stakeholder Meeting Held On 03.08.2018 at IPO, Delhi

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Case summary of “Cabell v. Zorro Productions, Inc.”

BRIEF INSIGHT INTO THE DISPUTE: Introduction: This case is a result of copyright infringement of a musical based on the story of Zorro.The character of Zorro originally was developed by Johnst McCulley which was further adapted in stories. All of the stories are part of public domain. Cabell (hereinafter “the plaintiff”) made a musical based … Continue reading Case summary of “Cabell v. Zorro Productions, Inc.”

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Cyber Theft of Intellectual Property

With the growth in the use of internet these days the cyber crimes are also growing. Cyber theft of Intellectual Property(IP) is one of them. Cyber theft of IP means stealing of copyrights, trade secrets, patents etc., using internet and computers. Copyrights and trade secrets are the two forms of IP that is frequently stolen. … Continue reading Cyber Theft of Intellectual Property

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Sarine Technologies Ltd v. Divora Bhandari Corporation & Ors

When it comes to one of the most contentious aspects of copyright law in software, two things come to our mind: The idea-expression dichotomy and; Which part of software is copyrightable, and which part is patentable. The present case of Sarine Technologies Ltd. v. Divora Bhandari Corporation &orsunfolds many perplexing facts of the copyright Law. … Continue reading Sarine Technologies Ltd v. Divora Bhandari Corporation & Ors

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The Exclusivity of Brand Taglines

Brand taglines are catch phrases which serve to draw a connection for consumers with the business’ products and services, and the concerned brand in general. A particular sequence of words repetitively used in the promotion of a brand or business in relation to its products and services often finds a place in the associative memory … Continue reading The Exclusivity of Brand Taglines

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IPOS chief chairs UN copyright committee

Mr. Daren Tang, Chief Executive, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), assumed the Chairmanship of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)[1] Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), at its 34th Session in Geneva. As Chair, he will help steer the SCCR’s discussions on developments to the global copyright regime through his two-year stint. … Continue reading IPOS chief chairs UN copyright committee

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The Mickey Mouse Debate

Mickey Mouse has always been synonymous with Disney, and has served as their ultimate mascot.Disney Corporation has always been protective of its creations and has ensured that their copyrights and their beloved mascot, Mickey Mouse, never fall into the public domain.  Every time the first Mickey Mouse copyright is set to expire, Disney springs into … Continue reading The Mickey Mouse Debate

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