Category: Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property and Their Role in Olympic Games

Hundreds of countries and Thousands of athletes from all around the world participate in Olympic Games; these are the world’s truly global, multi-sport, celebratory athletics competitions. At the Olympics, the world came together to try to win, was inspired and united. Greek and first Olympic inspired the Olympics were held in ancient Greek in 8th … Continue reading Intellectual Property and Their Role in Olympic Games

Read more »

Delhi High Court comes up with the Intellectual Property Division (IPD) for handling IP matters

With the abolishment of various Boards and Appellate Tribunals by Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021, which was promulgated by the President of India and was notified on 4th April 2021, The Delhi High Court (DHC) has now established an Intellectual Property Division (IPD) to deal with matters related to Intellectual Property … Continue reading Delhi High Court comes up with the Intellectual Property Division (IPD) for handling IP matters

Read more »

The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Economic Development

Introduction Intellectual Property is that property that is developed by the human mind and by human intellect. Now intellectual property and rights attached to intellectual property are becoming very precious and valuable. In India, there are well-established administrative, statutory, and Judicial frameworks for protecting IPR. India has to comply with the Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual … Continue reading The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Economic Development

Read more »

A Brief of the Design (Amendment) Rules, 2021

On June 7, 2019, in a historic move, India sent its instruments of accession to the Nice Agreement, Vienna Agreement, and the Locarno Agreement. The Nice and the Vienna Agreement are treaties that concern themselves with the International Classification of Trademarks, the Locarno Agreement Establishes an International Classification for Industrial Designs. Although, India followed these … Continue reading A Brief of the Design (Amendment) Rules, 2021

Read more »

MoU between Indian and the United States on Intellectual Property Cooperation

What is the purpose of this MoU? On December 02, 2020, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Department of Commerce of United States of America, United States Patent and Trademark Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Intellectual Property cooperation. The ceremony took place … Continue reading MoU between Indian and the United States on Intellectual Property Cooperation

Read more »

Registration of Geographical Indications in India

Geographical Indication or GI Tags is an intellectual property right given over a product that originates from a specific geographical location and holds qualities that are intrinsic or reputable due to that location. A few examples of GIs are Roquefort Cheese which is a unique form of blue cheese that is aged in Roquefort-Sur-Soulzon, France; … Continue reading Registration of Geographical Indications in India

Read more »

IP Laws In Outer Space

Introduction Like other sectors, outer space is also affected by globalization and privatization and many private business entities are actively participating in collaboration with the government to achieve new milestones in the outer space. These private entities perform various services like broadcasting, sensing from space, fabrication, a supply of materials to manufacture the launch vehicles, … Continue reading IP Laws In Outer Space

Read more »

Can A Single Colour Acquire Protection?

In 2015, Hitachi filed an application for a colour mark registration with JPO consisting of a single colour – an unassuming orange – over its hydraulic excavators. Hitachi holds a 20% market share of hydraulic excavators since the past forty years in Japan. A questionnaire-survey showed that approximately 96% of traders in the construction industry … Continue reading Can A Single Colour Acquire Protection?

Read more »

Proprietary Article Certificate

Proprietary Article Certificate (PAC) is obtained after getting necessary approvals from the competent authorities (as per General Financial Rules-2017) if the buyer wants to buy any specific Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) product.[1] PAC should be operated on manufacturer only. There are occasions when PAC products cannot be procured from OEM and have to be procured … Continue reading Proprietary Article Certificate

Read more »

Mittal Electronics v Sujata Home Appliances- DHC dismisses Stay Application

In this case of Mittal Electronics v Sujata Home Appliances CS (COMM) 60/2020 the Delhi High Court on 9th September 2020 delivered a judgement on the Ad Interim Injunction Application filed by the Plaintiff under Order 39 Rule 1 ad 2 of CPC. The Plaintiff, Mittal Electronics, through their partners, filed a suit against the … Continue reading Mittal Electronics v Sujata Home Appliances- DHC dismisses Stay Application

Read more »