Month: February 2018

West Bengal’s Sweet Triumph in the Bitter Clash with Odhisa

Introduction The Geographical Indications Of Goods (Registration And Protection) Act, 1999 defines ‘geographical indication’ as ‘an indication which identifies such goods as agricultural goods, natural goods or manufactured goods as originating, or manufactured in the territory of a country, or a region or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic … Continue reading West Bengal’s Sweet Triumph in the Bitter Clash with Odhisa

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Jurisdiction of courts in online transactions: Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt Ltd V. S & D Hospitality

Introduction Over the last decade or so, the Delhi HC has become the hub for cases pertaining to IP litigation. This prompts parties to initiate proceedings in Delhi HC relating to IP laws which has eventually raised questions regarding the jurisdiction of the court especially in online transactions. This issue has been  dealt by Mukta … Continue reading Jurisdiction of courts in online transactions: Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt Ltd V. S & D Hospitality

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Personality Rights in Indian Scenario

Personality Rights Personality rights means a right of person related to his or her personality. They can be protected under right to privacy or as a property of a person. This is important to mostly celebrities because people use a celebrity name or a photograph to advertise their trade and this usage influences their sales. … Continue reading Personality Rights in Indian Scenario

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Izuk Chemical Works v. Babu Ram Dharam – Part of Trademark Infringed

It is well established that a Trademark have to be used in its totality. A trademark having several components in it, when registered, is taken as a whole. Whereas, according to Section 15 and 17 of the Trade Mark Act, 1999, if the applicant seeks exclusive rights over a part of trademark then he may … Continue reading Izuk Chemical Works v. Babu Ram Dharam – Part of Trademark Infringed

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Copyright and Reality TV Shows

There is a thin line between inspiration and infringement. Copying a script in a unique way is inspiration, but “in an original way” it is an absolute infringement of that right. Copyright cannot protect “ideas” but only the mere expression of the same. There are so many reality TV shows in the present day, it … Continue reading Copyright and Reality TV Shows

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Role of Section 3(k) in Patent Application by Apple Inc.

This article focuses on the involvement of Section 3(k) in the process of patent application of Apple titled ‘a method for browsing data items with respect to a display screen associated with a computing device and an electronic device’. For reference to those unaware of this section, S 3 of the Indian Patents Act, 1970 … Continue reading Role of Section 3(k) in Patent Application by Apple Inc.

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Law On Internet Memes

Internet users in India spend half their time on social media every day. It is one of the most efficient platforms for communication yet the most exploited one. One such famous platform would be Facebook, an online networking site that mostly everyone is aware of. Similarly, internet ‘meme’ is also ubiquitous It is defined as … Continue reading Law On Internet Memes

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Do Software Patents actually fall under the ambit of Section 3(k)?

Section 3k is often criticized for its ambiguity of the words “computer programme per se”. Though the Indian Patent Act doesn’t explicitly disallow software programs, a lot has been left to interpretation of the same, which in turn has been to many companies’ benefit. This article will analyze the patentability of software programs with support … Continue reading Do Software Patents actually fall under the ambit of Section 3(k)?

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Does Publication of Bare Acts by Private Companies amount to Copyright Infringement?

Introduction “[I]f ignorance of law is no excuse it presupposes that a citizen is able to know law. The elementary requirement in this country is that the citizen is able to obtain an authenticated copy of the Act, Rules and Regulations. If a citizen is not able to obtain these documents, the argument is that … Continue reading Does Publication of Bare Acts by Private Companies amount to Copyright Infringement?

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