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October 29, 2018, 11:25 am

In 2008, China laid down some basic guidelines for IP protection and a procedure for establishing centralized jurisdiction over some hi-tech cases, particularly patent litigation. Since, the issuance of the IP strategy, there has been lot of developments made to the Chinese IP judicial system including the establishment of specialized IP courts in late 2014 in Beijing, Shangh... Read More

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October 17, 2018, 10:21 am

In today’s context, bilateral FTA’s become a tool for corporates looking to expand their Intellectual Property Right (IPR) standards. IPR gave the owner an exclusive right to prevent anyone from making or using their “creation” and confers monopoly rights over intangible goods and services, trademarks, computer programmes, methods of doing business on internet, designs, m... Read More

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September 11, 2018, 10:28 am

After the Toblerone chocolate war with Poundland, there is another matter of copying of design of a chocolate. Hotel Chocolat produced its flagship chocolates ‘Slab’ which were alleged to be copied by Waitrose another chocolate selling company. A series of tweets suggest that the selling of similar looki... Read More

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September 7, 2018, 9:42 am

The Delhi High Court recently imposed a cost of Rs. 87 lakh on Pure Play in the case of Skechers USA Inc & Ors v. Pure Play[1] sports for infringing Skechers’ Intellectual Property Rights by manufacturing and distributing rip-offs of Skechers’ Go-walk 3... Read More

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August 30, 2018, 9:40 am

This case is a copyright infringement suit pertaining on a software, filed by the Plaintiff before the Surat District Court. However the  was subsequently transferred to the Commercial Court at Vadodara following a revaluation.

In the instant case, the plaintiff claims to have a copyright in a rough diamond planning software called "Advisor" which th... Read More

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August 16, 2018, 9:34 am

The Patent Statute of the US defines patentable subject matter as ‘any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter’ and any improvements.[1] But patent cannot be granted for laws of nature, natural phenomena or abstract ideas. On June 2014, the US Supreme Court’s ruling in the Alice Cor... Read More

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August 1, 2018, 6:05 pm

Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate based in Seoul. They have had  their manufacturing units in six countries, namely, Vietnam, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and Korea. Recently, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and South Korean President, Moon Jae-in have inaugurated Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd’s mobile phone factory in Noida. Spread over 35 acres, it is one... Read More

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July 14, 2018, 5:08 pm

Human beings are full of desires. And an exchange has to be made for something against fulfilment of those desires. This “something” can be highly unique, which gave rise to earlier forms of barter transactions, or it can be something more uniform, more acceptable or more universal like currency. A desire is said to have been met when such exchange in the form of transaction... Read More

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July 13, 2018, 6:28 pm

Compulsory Licensing is an authorisation given to a person to use a patented invention without any permission from the patent holder of that invention. It is a boon for all the under-developed and developing countries, but the developed countries are against it.The reason is that the under-developed and developing countries do not have enough revenue to fund research;therefor... Read More

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July 5, 2018, 6:41 pm

WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) defines Intellectual Property to be creations of mind that have been manifested[1]. Inventions form a vital part of intellectual property and the rights with respect to such inventions are safeguarded by means of a patent. A patent is an exclusive right that has been wi... Read More

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