Month: November 2017

Freedom of Panorama

Freedom of panorama is a derived from German word Panoramafreiheit. It is the right of individual to publish photographs of the public buildings and the public structures which are attached to the public places permanently and is one of the exception of the Copyright law. “French-Italian model” and the “German-English model” are the two modular … Continue reading Freedom of Panorama

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Copyright Protection to Architectural Works

Issue of infringement of architectural works requires understanding of protection of works when they are reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner. For example: if an architect uses a part of the architectural design of another architect in order to build his own building, … Continue reading Copyright Protection to Architectural Works

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COPYRIGHT PROTECTION FOR ARCHITECTURAL WORKS- PART II

Application of Mischief rule by Courts Mischief rule is pertains to interpretation of statutes, and is applied by Courts when there is a conflict between two laws or provisions of law on interpreting it by the words as stated in the particular law or is interpreted by the courts to resolve the confusion in its … Continue reading COPYRIGHT PROTECTION FOR ARCHITECTURAL WORKS- PART II

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Intellectual Property, Singapore: Registered Designs legislative amendments enters into force

Intellectual Property of Singapore (IPOS) in its constant endeavor to grow the IP regime and provide an effective legal framework to the local design industries of Singapore has taken a significant step forward as the Registered Designs (Amendment) Act 2017 (“Act”) and its corresponding subsidiary legislation amendments comes into force from October 30, 2017 [1] … Continue reading Intellectual Property, Singapore: Registered Designs legislative amendments enters into force

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RECOURSE AGAINST COUNTERFEITING

With the increase in innovation and creation, the range of counterfeit goods has expanded significantly leaving no industry impenetrable. While the damage to rights holders is obvious, counterfeit goods may also cause physical illness, injury or even death. As one would have thought, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has named counterfeiting ‘the crime of … Continue reading RECOURSE AGAINST COUNTERFEITING

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100 and counting: Indonesia joins Madrid Protocol

The Madrid Protocol is an international treaty which simplifies the procedure for international registration of trademarks by filing a single application along with onetime payment fee. The protocol was adopted at Madrid on June 27, 1989, amended on October 3, 2006 and further amended on November 12, 2007 [1]. The Protocol provides for convenient and … Continue reading 100 and counting: Indonesia joins Madrid Protocol

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