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April 3, 2020, 4:33 pm

The increased fee of European Patent Office (EPO) comes into effect from Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The EPO is known to increase its fees every two years and the last revision was made in 2018.  Thisdecision is taken by the European Patent Office’s Administrative Council on 12 December 2019 (CA/D 12/19) by amending Articles 2 and 7 of the Rules relating to Fees. Here’s a quick... Read More

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March 31, 2020, 10:14 am

We all know about the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit the world like lightening, unless you have been living under a giant rock. The scare of it seems to be increasing with every passing day and rightly so because even though doctors and researchers are working day and night, there is no sign of vaccine as of now.There are 2, 77,004 cases as of now out of which 91,986 have rec... Read More

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March 28, 2020, 5:59 pm

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The Plaintiffs are Nippon Steel & Sumitomoto Metal Corporation is a large steel producing company.

The Defendants Kishor D. Jain who is involved in the business of trading in steel

BRIEF FACTS

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March 28, 2020, 5:23 pm

RFA (OS)(COMM) 13/2018 & CM 29064/2018

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The Plaintiff (appellant) Christian Louboutin Sas is a manufacturing company bearing a ‘Red sole’ trademark.

The defendants Abu Baker are associated with the similar business and carrying on i... Read More

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February 19, 2020, 9:59 am

INTRODUCTION

Over the past few years, there has been an increase in outer space exploration activity. It is pertinent to note that almost all activities in relation to the use and exploration of space are an outcome of intellectual inventions. Since inventions have no boundaries there should not be any restrictions with regards to it... Read More

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February 3, 2020, 3:39 pm

What is a Patent?

A patent is an exclusive right for an invention that could be a product or a process. Only the person who has got the patent registered has the right to use the invention for a limited period.[1] Products in the form of ball pen, the telephone, and the electronic iron come under the ambit of 'inventions' which has b... Read More

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November 26, 2019, 11:06 am

Introduction:

Indian Cinema is as diverse as the land from which it evolves, witharound 1600 movies screened every year in different languages. Since its inception in the late 1890s, Indian Cinema has travelled expeditiously and so has the new age technology, wherein online piracy co-exists and strangles the exclusive rights of the o... Read More

November 20, 2019, 3:20 pm

This article attempts to unveil the difference between awareness and understanding vis-à-vis Intellectual Property; the evidentiary gap between awareness and understanding leading to confusion and misinformation; heterogeneous reasons pointing out the lack of understanding amongst people and the comprehensive ways to overcome this stigma.

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October 15, 2019, 3:28 pm

Air New Zealand’s Attempt of Trademarking “Kia Ora” Under Fire

Air New Zealand’s attempt of registering a logo of the Maori phrase “kia ora” as their trademark, has come under fire. Maori (also known as “te reo”) is a language spoken by the indigenous Maori community in New Zealand. “Kia Ora” which translates literally to “be well” is commonly used acr... Read More

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September 9, 2019, 4:00 pm

International Regime of Intellectual Property Laws:

Today, trade and commerce in any commodity takes place on a global platform. Intellectual property is no exception to this. Therefore before looking at intellectual property and trade, we must first understand the legal regime that gove... Read More

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