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November 21, 2018, 4:19 pm

Patent Pool has been an ongoing subject discussion from both legal and economic points of view. Pool in simple terms means Accumulation. A Patent Pool is defined as an agreement between two or more patent owners to license their patents to one another or to third parties. The patent pool mostly comes into play when an inventor gets stuck in complex technology... Read More

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November 20, 2018, 10:09 am

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The basic objective of any competition policy is to ensure that there is legal entry/ exit of firms and smooth functioning of companies without the exercise of any malpractices. Some prominent anti-competitive practices are collusive bidding, abuse of dominant position, refusal to provide goods, exacting excessive prices... Read More

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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 a lot of developments made to the Chinese IP judicial system including the establishment of specialized IP courts in late 2014 in Beijing, Shan... 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 Rights (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 programs, methods of doing business on the internet, designs... 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 the design of chocolate. Hotel Chocolat produced its flagship chocolates ‘Slab’ which were alleged to be copied by Waitrose another chocolate selling company. A series of tweets suggesting that the selling of similar-looking chocolates created confusion in the minds of the consumers and made... 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 to 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 the... 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. In June 2014, the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice Corp.... 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 the 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 the tra... Read More

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