September 29, 2020

Until 2002 in India, there was a blanket ban on granting patents for inventions related to natural or artificial living entities, biological materials, substances derived from these materials, and any processes involved in the production of living substances/entities (...

September 28, 2020

INTRODUCTION

India has the third largest start-up ecosystem in the world with 2-3 start-ups being born every day. With the Startup India initiative launched in 2016, to build a robust ecosystem for nurturing entrepreneurship, a host of benefits have been provided to enc...

September 24, 2020

That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”, Neil Armstrong said as he set foot on the moon – an action that until then had seemed inconceivable to humankind. Over five decades and multiple landings later, the moon no longer seems so far away. With cou...

September 22, 2020

Introduction

What do Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, Sony PlayStation VR, Samsung Gear VR and HTC Vive have in common? They are all virtual reality headsets capable of transporting their users to a new reality by immersing them in a simulated world or stimulating their p...

September 22, 2020

The Supreme Court of India, while clarifying the position regarding suspension of deadlines due to COVID 19, vide its order dated September 18, 2020 held that in case the original deadline in any matter fell on or before March 15, 2020 and an extension was sought in th...

September 21, 2020

Introduction

Bad faith is not a concept uncommon to trademarks. In fact, trademark squatting and crowding of trademark registers has become an international issue now. In cases involving the concept of monopoly, bad faith applications with an aim to free ride upon the r...

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...