Category: Intellectual Property

Applicability of Intellectual Property Rights on Nanotechnology & Its Relevance in the Indian Context

The evolution of technology has occurred over many years and will continue in the future. The world’s dynamic has shifted away from computers the size of a large room and toward nanoscale technology. This is known as nanotechnology, and it involves the study and manipulation of matter with dimensions of 100 m or less. Nanotechnology … Continue reading Applicability of Intellectual Property Rights on Nanotechnology & Its Relevance in the Indian Context

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Infringement of Copyright: Will giving Intellectual Property Rights a Criminal Connotation Combat Freedom of Speech?

Legally speaking, the automatic protection of creative artistic, theatrical, musical, and literary works is referred to as copyright. Infringement of copyright happens when a third party infringes on the rights of the copyright holder by utilising the copyright holder’s work without the copyright holder’s consent. IP owners often face the difficult decision of whether to pursue … Continue reading Infringement of Copyright: Will giving Intellectual Property Rights a Criminal Connotation Combat Freedom of Speech?

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EVFTA Agreement

The EU is currently one of Vietnam’s leading partners in trade with two-way turnover in 2019 reaching 56.45 billion USD, of which the exports reached nearly 41.5 billion USD and imports from the EU have reached nearly 14.9 billion USD. The commitments on intellectual property between the 2 sides have met the needs and expectations … Continue reading EVFTA Agreement

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Havells v Panasonic: Delhi High Court on Composite Suits for Passing off and Design Infringement

Although both registered designs and trade dresses protect aesthetic features, they differ in their scope. While design protection is restricted to those visual elements that are explicitly included in the registration, the trade dress of a product refers to its overall look and feel, and the visual impact it has on consumers. Therefore, the trade … Continue reading Havells v Panasonic: Delhi High Court on Composite Suits for Passing off and Design Infringement

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Employee Confidentiality, Trade Secrets, And Contracts: Responsibility And Importance

Recently we came across a piece of news in the Times of India mentioning a woman engineer who has been charged with stealing data from the company she was employed. The company based in the MIDC Waluj area of Aurangabad is an ancillary unit of a leading automobile company responsible for manufacturing spare parts. The … Continue reading Employee Confidentiality, Trade Secrets, And Contracts: Responsibility And Importance

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Arbitration In Intellectual Property

Intellectual property rights are getting more internationalised and commercialised. The parties of the IP disputes at international level may not move to the court due to the different jurisdication as the rules applied will be different. So, with the advent of globalisation, it is important to shift to the other legal alternative to solve the … Continue reading Arbitration In Intellectual Property

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All About Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

Maternity Benefit is a benefit given to the mothers-to-be or the mothers of the newly born with fully paid leave from employment along with other benefits before and after the delivery of the child, with a motive to facilitate the women in taking care of the child. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 (hereinafter referred to … Continue reading All About Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

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Decoding The Civil Liability In Case Of Sports Injury: The Case Of Fulham Football Club Vs Jones

With the ever-increasing commercialization of sports & media and their promotion, the rising number of major injuries sustained by athletes while participating in sports has become a more pressing issue. Athletes should consider the risks associated with sports, how they can mitigate those risks, and what would be the potential liability if the athlete’s actions … Continue reading Decoding The Civil Liability In Case Of Sports Injury: The Case Of Fulham Football Club Vs Jones

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Still Prevailing Dilemma Of Intellectual Property Rights For Micro-Organisms

  Intellectual Property have widened its area and scope of functionality. Patent is given to inventions on basis of uniqueness, usefulness and applicability. Almost all inventions are non-living, the dilemma begins whether living beings can also be patent-able? As there is presence of micro-organisms from the beginning of the universe, and with change of time … Continue reading Still Prevailing Dilemma Of Intellectual Property Rights For Micro-Organisms

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Role Of IP In Standup Comedy

  Standup comedy has become the new buzz around town. Where earlier comedians were used only as fillers on stage or shows, now they are doing standup specials on platforms like Netflix. In India, Vir Das became the first comic to have his own Netflix Special in 2017 titled, Vir Das: Abroad Understanding. After him, … Continue reading Role Of IP In Standup Comedy

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