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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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June 22, 2018, 9:28 am

Intellectual Property (“IP”) is a valuable asset for a company to advance its commercial success and gain investor goodwill. A company’s patents give it an edge over other players in a market where new goods are introduced everyday. Other IP assets such as trademarks and designs help set a brand apart from the rest of the products available in the economy. So, the legal prote... Read More

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June 19, 2018, 10:40 am

The latest Bill is all set to bring about major changes in practice and filing of patent applications. The law proposes a mandatory disclosure of the Geographical Indication or Traditional Knowledge which has been used in order to form the patent. This means that one's the patent is developed using a prior GI or TK then complete information of its usage along with 'Prior Info... Read More

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