Tag: Copyrights

Intellectual Property Rights in Movie / Comic Characters

Introduction From being created in comics to being incorporated in television and movies, characters like Iron Man, Hulk, Mickey Mouse, ChottaBheem, Shaktiman, Wonder Woman, Harry Potter, Ben 10 have become a part of our daily lives. With these fictional characters gaining immense popularity among the public, the owners and creators of the characters have various … Continue reading Intellectual Property Rights in Movie / Comic Characters

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What is Intellectual Property Valuation?

This article is in continuation of my previous article “What is Brand Value and How to enhance it”. The resources of a business such as technology, copyright, trademarks and other IP are the building blocks of Brand Value. Knowledge of the value contribution of these resources and the linkages between them is essential for business … Continue reading What is Intellectual Property Valuation?

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Copyfight or Copyright?- An analysis on the legal scenario of parallel importation

On 19 March, 2013, in a closely divided 6-3 judgment in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley, the U.S. Supreme Court held that copyright law could not be used to prevent parallel importation into USA for works that are made outside USA. The facts of the case are as follows: In 1997, a student named Supap Kirtsaeng, … Continue reading Copyfight or Copyright?- An analysis on the legal scenario of parallel importation

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Analysis of the Intellectual Property Rights (Imported Goods) Enforcement Rules, 2007

The Customs Act, 1962 prohibits import of those goods that infringed intellectual property. Under Section 11, the Central Government can prohibit import or export of goods that infringed patents, trademarks or copyrights, by issuing a notification. It also covered prevention of contravention of any law for the time being in force. Further, Section 111 and … Continue reading Analysis of the Intellectual Property Rights (Imported Goods) Enforcement Rules, 2007

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