Tag: Intellectual Property

Should ‘WhatsApp’ Be Held Liable For Not Reviewing Materials Being Shared On Their Platform That Infringes Authors’ Copyright?

INTRODUCTION “The right to be attributed as an author of a work is not merely a copyright, it is every author’s basic human right”― Kalyan C. Kankanala, What a creator creates from his imagination and his idea is a valuable asset for him above everything else. The idea of ownership of the ‘bundle of rights’ … Continue reading Should ‘WhatsApp’ Be Held Liable For Not Reviewing Materials Being Shared On Their Platform That Infringes Authors’ Copyright?

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A Comprehensive Review of Amazon Project Zero ( Anti- Counterfeiting Initiative) , Analysis in detail of the Policy, Issues, Takedown Mechanism and its Applicability in India

Introduction India is one of the world’s fastest growing online commerce markets with multi-national giants like Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart fighting for dominance. Recently, the Indian Government came up with new regulations on e-commerce  which require these e-commerce websites to treat all vendors equally, owning inventory, effectively barring foreign companies from featuring exclusive products on their … Continue reading A Comprehensive Review of Amazon Project Zero ( Anti- Counterfeiting Initiative) , Analysis in detail of the Policy, Issues, Takedown Mechanism and its Applicability in India

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Mr. Tarun Khurana (Founding Partner at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys) shared his views on various topics at Indian National Bar Association (INBA)

To mark the occasion of 69th Constitution Day of India the Indian National Bar Association (INBA) organized a special conference in Hotel Shangri-La Eros New Delhi which was attended by luminaries across of the Legal Fraternity , this conference also had a Award Ceremony which was blessed with the presence Hon’ble Justice Jayant Nath from Delhi … Continue reading Mr. Tarun Khurana (Founding Partner at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys) shared his views on various topics at Indian National Bar Association (INBA)

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IPR Vis- à- Vis Traditional Knowledge

What is Traditional Knowledge? Knowledge base which is developed by indigenous, local or native community has been preserved and passed on to generations, so much so, that it becomes the identity of such community. Traditional knowledge can be found in variety of concepts such as calculation of time, food article, plant properties, spice uses, yoga … Continue reading IPR Vis- à- Vis Traditional Knowledge

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Referential Names & Intellectual Property Infringement

With progression of time we are witnessing the rise of Intellectual Property (IP) issues in India across industries. Every new case raises a few new questions and simultaneously rests some old ones. While traditionally IP disputes arose mainly in the pharma  and software industries, recent trends have shown a noticeable surge in other industries including … Continue reading Referential Names & Intellectual Property Infringement

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Amendments in Patent Application Process in Singapore

The process of applying for patents in Singapore will become much easier and more efficient after Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), in its continued efforts to ease patent application process, has introduced few changes in Patent forms 1 and 12B. According to a circular released on November 21, 2017 on IPOS website [1], these … Continue reading Amendments in Patent Application Process in Singapore

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IP Rights Encompassing Comic Books

Comic book characters like Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Iron Man, Harry Potter etc. have become part of our daily lives ever since they were created via comic books and later incorporated through television shows, merchandise and more recently movies. From soft toys, video games to movies all such methods provide various avenues to the owners and … Continue reading IP Rights Encompassing Comic Books

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Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and its Intellectual Property (IP) Interface

With growing importance and widespread adoption of Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple among many others, Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) have become very popular over the last few years. In brief, an ICO is an unregulated means by which funds are raised for a new cryptocurrency venture or even by a technology company that … Continue reading Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and its Intellectual Property (IP) Interface

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INDIA’S PROTECTION TO SECRETS OF TRADE

Introduction The global econoamy is trending towards an era of protectionism as can be seen from policies such as “Make America Great Again” and “Make in India”, thereby increasing the significance on exports and the manufacturing sector. As a corollary effect, the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) protection also increases due to the need to … Continue reading INDIA’S PROTECTION TO SECRETS OF TRADE

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Compulsory licensing

Compulsory licenses are sovereign state authorizations which enable a third party to make, use, or sell a patented product without the consent of the patent holder. Provisions pertaining to compulsory licensing are provided for under both the Indian Patent Act, 1970, as well as the international legal agreement between all the member nations of WTO … Continue reading Compulsory licensing

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