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Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade)

Recently the central government has issued notification, proposing amendments in the geographical indications of goods (registration and protection) rules, 2002. The draft rules are published as a notice as well as inviting objections or comments from the public likely to be affected by the proposed amended rules. This Notification also states that the said draft … Continue reading Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade)

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Establishment of Technology and Innovative Support Centers in India

WIPO’s Technology and Innovative Support Centers (TISCs) have been established in India by the mutual agreement between Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Government of India and WIPO to help the Indian innovators and entrepreneurs to create, protect, and manage their Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). What areTISCs? The WIPO Technology and Innovation Support … Continue reading Establishment of Technology and Innovative Support Centers in India

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Your Wedding Sangeet Won’t Violate Any Copyrights, Or Will It?

The Copyright Registry on August 27, 2019 released a public notification containing a much awaited clarification regarding public performance and sound recordings played during marriage ceremonies. Weddings in India are a celebration of the sacred union between two people and in general, an extravagant affair for the parties. Ceremonies are conducted in grandeur fashion with … Continue reading Your Wedding Sangeet Won’t Violate Any Copyrights, Or Will It?

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Delhi HC Slaps Interim Deposit of 54Cr. To Patent Infringer

A Patent infringement lawsuit was filed by Communication Components Antenna INC against alleged infringer Ace Technologies Corp and its related entities and subsidiaries in relation to its patent which was titled “Asymmetrical Beams for Spectrum Efficiency”. The plaintiff claimed that the patent was for a novel antenna having a unique feature i.e. an asymmetrical beam … Continue reading Delhi HC Slaps Interim Deposit of 54Cr. To Patent Infringer

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Cultural Appropriation and Trademark Law

Kim Kardashian West, the popular American media personality, described by her critics and admirers of being ‘famous for being famous’ was recently in news this June after receiving a wave of backlash on social media against the decision to name her new shapewear line “Kimono” which is also a traditional Japanese robe garment. The issue … Continue reading Cultural Appropriation and Trademark Law

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Amway India Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. v. 1Mg Technologies Pvt. Ltd. & Anr.

The Plaintiff has filed the present case in front of the Delhi High court with an allegation that the defendant is selling their product ultra vires the direct selling guidelines and that too illegally. The plaintiff seeksperpetual and mandatory injunction restraining the Defendants from committing tortious and illegal acts and indulging in unfair competition as … Continue reading Amway India Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. v. 1Mg Technologies Pvt. Ltd. & Anr.

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Cross-Examination Practices During Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation – Part I

Introduction – Examination of witnesses or cross-examination has always been a favourite topic for books and screenplays. A downside of this extravaganza, which involves sharp-witted questioning, nail-biting suspense and awe laden voice modulations, is the fact that most of them are written to support criminal litigation, backdropping a story. Hence, more often than not, in … Continue reading Cross-Examination Practices During Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation – Part I

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Importance of Design as an IPR

An industrial design may constitute the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article. It may consist of 3-D features such as the shape of an article, or 2-D features, such as patterns, lines or color.[1] India has seen the evolution of design as an important fragment of the intellectual property family in protecting the aesthetic … Continue reading Importance of Design as an IPR

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IBC (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016) – The Bankruptcy Law of India

It is better to have one codified legislation than multiple to deal with the aspects of a company which can have a singular umbrella. This is the exact rationale for the existence of The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code in India which has been into effect since 2016. IBC came into being repealing SICA (Sick Industrial … Continue reading IBC (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016) – The Bankruptcy Law of India

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Pepsico Vs Farmers ( A Case of Misplaced Priorities or Possibility of Laying Down A News Precedent?)

Introduction: Recently, a big controversy caught everyone‘s attention, when corporate behemoth PepsiCo was in the news for suing some farmers in Gujarat, India, for cultivating a variety of potato that the multinational claimed was its own. The controversy evoked strong reactions from politicians, farmers and activists alike. This article shall discuss the proverbial David v. … Continue reading Pepsico Vs Farmers ( A Case of Misplaced Priorities or Possibility of Laying Down A News Precedent?)

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