Tag: 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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Access to Medical Resources During Covid-19 and the Intellectual Property Rights Regime

The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India has caused a catastrophic impact, leading to the deaths of thousands of people. The devastating consequences of the pandemic were aggravated due to the lack of medical facilities and health care resources. Despite India being one of the largest manufacturers of vaccines in the world, it … Continue reading Access to Medical Resources During Covid-19 and the Intellectual Property Rights Regime

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Abolishment of IPAB: Changes to the IP Regime

Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) was constituted by the Central Government on 15 September 2003, to hears appeals against the decisions of Registrar under the Trade Mark Act, 1999 and the Geographical Indications of Goods Act (Registration and Protection), 1999.[1] After four years, in 2007 the IPAB jurisdiction was extended to the Patents Act, 1970. … Continue reading Abolishment of IPAB: Changes to the IP Regime

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Patent Inventorship under Indian Patent Act

The legal standard for inventorship is used to decide who can be identified as an inventor in a patent application. Inventorship is defined differently in different jurisdictions; in this blog, we’ll look at how it’s defined in Indian law. Who qualifies as an inventor? Under Indian law, an inventor is someone who has contributed to … Continue reading Patent Inventorship under Indian Patent Act

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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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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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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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