Category: Intellectual Property

The Uninvited Stardom: Understanding Publicity Rights, Infringement & Intellectual Property Issues

Exordium: Understanding the Cost of Stardom Call it what you want, celebrities are often recognised for their glamourous persona and appealing identities. Eventually, the market monopoly acts swift and smart to utilise their influence to drive commercial gains for themselves. This ranges from merchandising, promotional advertisements, brand endorsements, and money-making. However, in the gold rush … Continue reading The Uninvited Stardom: Understanding Publicity Rights, Infringement & Intellectual Property Issues

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Protection of Geographical Indications in China.

Introduction As a significant part of intellectual property, geographical indications (GIs) have drawn more attention from the Chinese government and enterprises. China approved 2,391 GI products by the end of 2020, and granted more than 9,400 enterprises permission to use the protected products of the national geographical trademark, said Zhang Zhicheng, head of the protection … Continue reading Protection of Geographical Indications in China.

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Cocnurrent Hertiage In Geographicl Indications – Basmati Rice

Often nations dispute over a variety of factors and reasons, ranging from natural resources, territory , river water, oilfields to games and sports. However, how often is it seen that the bone of contention between two nations is an item consumed by people of both sides equally? In 2021, Indian Pakistan locked into an intellectual … Continue reading Cocnurrent Hertiage In Geographicl Indications – Basmati Rice

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GAAR : A Strong Step Against Tax Avoidance

INTRODUCTION Initially introduced in India through a Direct Tax Code Bill in 2009, General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) are covered under the umbrella of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and have been effective in the nation since 1 April, 2017. Much like any other nation, India too was plagued with multiple instances of tax avoidance wherein … Continue reading GAAR : A Strong Step Against Tax Avoidance

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Pose And Its Ip Laws

Introduction: Recently Usain Bolt moved to register his signature victory pose under US Trademark Law. Considering the pose to be a mark in today’s world as people get attracted to style when they are entertained and pose is one of its forms where the entertainment and sports industry use the different poses of celebrities for … Continue reading Pose And Its Ip Laws

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Protection of Geographical Indications in Bangladesh

Introduction Geographical indications (GIs) refer to signs or symbols that are used to denote a product, the distinctive characteristics of which are linked to its place of origin. GIs are different from other intellectual property rights because of their unique characteristics, namely, the fact that they can be collectively owned by a group of producers. … Continue reading Protection of Geographical Indications in Bangladesh

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Protection of Geographical Indications in Vietnam

Introduction First established in 1995 through the system of appellations of origin brought by the French, the Vietnamese legal framework for the protection of GIs provides for a State-driven, top-down management of GIs that is supported by strong public policies. Indeed, beyond the strict legal scope, GIs have recently attracted an increasingly growing interest within … Continue reading Protection of Geographical Indications in Vietnam

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A Tug of War Between the Bull and the Bear : Convergence of IPR and Competition Law

Abstract On Wall Street brokers call an optimistic market with rising share prices a “bull” market, and the slow, downward movement of the market as a “bear” market. The idea is that both are necessary, that the conflict between the two keeps the economy in balance. Coincidentally, this is analogous to the intertwined interdependent relationship … Continue reading A Tug of War Between the Bull and the Bear : Convergence of IPR and Competition Law

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Digitalizing Marriage : In The Light of Recent Judicial Perspective.

INTRODUCTION Marriage is in our existence since time immemorial. It is considered as a sacrosanct union between husband and wife. Indian wedding traditions differ by area, religion, society, and the bride and groom’s individual tastes. In India, they are joyous occasions that are typically marked by elaborate decorations, color, gowns, music, dance, costumes, and customs … Continue reading Digitalizing Marriage : In The Light of Recent Judicial Perspective.

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Trade Secrets- Meaning And Protection In The Context Of India And The UAE Stance Of India And The UAE On Trade Secrets

What are trade secrets? Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines trade secrets as “a formula, process, device, or item of information used by a business that has economic value because it is not generally known or easily discovered by observation or examination and for which reasonable efforts to maintain secrecy have been made.” The international view on trade … Continue reading Trade Secrets- Meaning And Protection In The Context Of India And The UAE Stance Of India And The UAE On Trade Secrets

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