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By Whatever Beans Necessary

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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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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Movies and Books Title : A Conflict between Trademark and Copyright?

Some of the most popular pastimes amongst people are reading books and watching movies. These were the two activities that people usually engaged in, particularly during the lockdown period. The number of subscribers of OTT platforms such as Netflix, Amazon prime, etc. saw a sharp increase during this period. As there are such a high … Continue reading Movies and Books Title : A Conflict between Trademark and Copyright?

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Gustatory Mark : Its Registrability And Future In Metaverse

If one recalls the anime series of Flavour of Youth or the Master Chef episodes, where the participants are given food to taste for identifying the added ingredients or flavours. Or our day to day statements where we identify the missing or extra ingredient in food like ‘it is more sugary’ or ‘its garlic flavour … Continue reading Gustatory Mark : Its Registrability And Future In Metaverse

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Brand Logos : The Intersection of Copyright & Trademark

It is a common practice to interchange the phrases “trademark”, “brand”, and “trade name” despite the fact that they each refer to distinct concepts in different contexts. The meaning of the terms might vary, particularly when they are used by employees from different areas of a business. A company’s trademark, brand, and brand trade name … Continue reading Brand Logos : The Intersection of Copyright & Trademark

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Levi Strauss And Co. Vs. Imperial Online Services Private Limited

Intellectual property protection is important for fostering innovation. Without protecting the innovations, businesses may not be able to reap the full benefits of their ideas. Companies has started to use different IP to protect their innovations to differentiate their products from others and to avoid infringement of their innovations. In today’s time the risk of … Continue reading Levi Strauss And Co. Vs. Imperial Online Services Private Limited

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Protection Of Traditional Knowledge And Cultural Heritage Under IPR: An Indian Outlook

Intellectual Property Rights is a term that rarely requires explanation in modern times. The phrase Intellectual Property expresses the notion that its subject matter is the result of the intellect or mind. It serves as both a deterrent and an incentive for creators, whose work might otherwise be freely exploited by others. In relation to … Continue reading Protection Of Traditional Knowledge And Cultural Heritage Under IPR: An Indian Outlook

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IPR in Bazaar: Finding the Right Balance

It’s an overly common practice by manufacturers/advertisers/vendors in local market retail outlets to put up popular celebrities photos/images in packaging of non-branded products. It is at its peak, particularly during festival of lights, i.e. Diwali. During the festival of lights, it can easily be seen that a lot of fireworks stores sell Diwali crackers with … Continue reading IPR in Bazaar: Finding the Right Balance

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Trademark Infringement In India’s Pharmaceutical Companies

Introduction Trademark Infringement In India’s pharmaceutical Companies is prospering, with tremendous expansion over the last few decades. The Indian government is working hard to promote this business by enacting and implementing laws that are in line with international norms. Intellectual property rights protection is becoming increasingly important for businesses as the market expands and industry … Continue reading Trademark Infringement In India’s Pharmaceutical Companies

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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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