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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. “Ki... 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 th... Read More

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August 28, 2019, 10:20 am

A couple of years back[i], the Indonesian Parliament enacted the new Patent law, with the view to overcome the loopholes in the existing law and taking it at par with other countries and international standards. This revamped law does not only amends certain existing provisions but also introduces myriad novel provis... Read More

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August 22, 2019, 4:59 pm

Apple was granted 60 new Patents by the U.S. patent and Trademark Office in the month of July, 2019. These 60 newly granted Patents included a vital autonomous vehicle vision system the main purpose of which is to filter out glaring light which generally troubles the vehicle’s navigation system. On the other hand, Apple also bagged a few design patents including Beats Headpho... Read More

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August 20, 2019, 6:18 pm

1. BACKGROUND

1.1 Why was Huawei in the news?

Recently, Huawei’s demand for 1 billion USD as license fee from Verizon Inc[1] captured interest of almost every patent enthusiast around the globe... Read More

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July 17, 2019, 6:25 pm

The United Kingdom Intellectual property Office (UKIPO), on 26th June 2019, granted a multimedia mark to Japan’s technology giant Toshiba. With this grant, Toshiba has become the first enterprise ever to have been granted a multimedia mark by the UKIPO. The trademark shows several multi-coloured polygons that zoom out representing an Origami and disappearing.

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July 16, 2019, 11:54 am

Introduction:

Protection of intellectual property is playing a very important role in India. In the past two or three decades, a number of changes have been made to IP policy and regulation in India to increase the protection of intellectual property i.e. patent, trademark, copyright, design and geographical indication. India signed... Read More

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July 15, 2019, 4:08 pm

Rumours that a probable foldable surface tablet is to be brought to the market by Microsoft about on 2020 are taking the rounds. A novel patent application for the same has been published describing the unique features of a new foldable device. The application reveals the foldable device with a strong focus on the hinge mechanism which is almost similar to that of a Surface B... Read More

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July 1, 2019, 4:34 pm

The Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti was launched by the defence minister in 2018 the objectives it that the mission aimed at fulfilling are stated below. The event was launched with an objective to foster innovations as well as inventions in the IPR Regime. There were also showcased various inventions by the Defence sector such as by the Defence Research and Development Organisati... Read More

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June 27, 2019, 4:27 pm

INTRODUCTION: Chinese telecom giant Huawei faced heat from ongoing trade war between the US and China, as the company has been barred from seeking any patent relief in the domicile of the US. Macro Rubio, US senator for Florida has put forward an amendment in the proposed US Senate legislation for the purpose of disallowing companies from seeking any sort of... Read More

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