September 16, 2020

INTRODUCTION

Intellectual Property laws are not only confined to traditional subject matters such as trademarks, patents, copyright, and designs etc. but also include within their realm Personality Rights. The term ‘Personality Rights’ has not been defined in any statut...

September 15, 2020

An entrepreneur’s most valuable asset is the idea he/she possesses and therefore, the first task for any entrepreneur should be to protect and safeguard that idea. Patents are important to start-ups because they provide a legally sanctioned monopoly that bars entry to...

September 10, 2020

Introduction:

The Indian Pharmaceutical industry has been on a steady rise over the previous few years. As per the publication of India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) in July 2020[1], the Indian pharmaceutical sector contributes over 50 percent of worldwide demand for v...

September 9, 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionised both the consumer and the industrial worlds. More and more businesses are realising the potential of the IoT to enhance efficiency and mitigate risks by connecting devices for real-time information and insights. While the...

September 4, 2020

Over the past decade we have seen AI become more entrenched in everyday activities. From the customer care chatbot that tells us to wait while they connect us to a human representative to the human-like voices of Alexa and Siri giving us daily weather updates and the f...

September 3, 2020

The Ministry of Commerce of Myanmar, vide its notification dated August 28, 2020, has announced that the Soft Opening Period for filing trademark applications under the new trademark registration system will commence on October 01, 2020.

During the Soft Opening Period,...

August 27, 2020

The term ‘SEP’ has become widely known owing to the recent wars between smartphone manufacturers around the globe. In India, a patent holder has an exclusive right over a patent protecting its invention as per the Patents Act (1970). Further, the patent holder is under...

August 24, 2020

A. INTRODUCTION

“A patent is a grant but inventorship is a right”, quotes Kalyan C. Kankanala in his highly revered book “FUN IP: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property”. While for times immemorial, patents have been categorized as rights granting “intellectual monopoly...

August 19, 2020

Introduction

The core function of a trademark is to act as a source identifier of goods and services, whereas the core benefit of a trademark enjoyed by a Registered Proprietor is the negative right that it acquires to stop others from using an identical with and/or dec...

August 17, 2020

In this case, the Plaintiff, through its predecessor in title i.e. Alstom India Ltd. entered into a contract for designing and manufacturing of facilities for a hydro-electric project with Lanco Teesta Hydropower Limited (LTHPL), a Special Vehicle Company that is part...

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