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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 a similar business and carrying on its business at two outlets in Mumbai. The defendant no.3/entity M/s Veronica is owned by the...

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 its protection. Human beings, the creator of inventions, should also have the right to protect their...

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 been previously patented by their respective inventors. A person cannot make use of the invention...

Introduction:

Indian Cinema is as diverse as the land from which it evolves, with around 1600 movies screened every year in different languages. Since its inception in the late 1890s, Indian Cinema has traveled expeditiously and so has the new age technology, wherein online piracy co-exists and strangles the exclusive rights of the owners in cinematograph films. In order to facilitate streaming of pirated movies, Rogue and its...

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.

The knowledge society that we live in today has transformed the globe in terms of information, technology, and...

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 across New Zealand to say “hello”. Air New Zealand is making efforts to trademark a logo of that...

International Regime of Intellectual Property Laws:

Today, trade and commerce in any commodity take 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 governs intellectual property and the protection of this intellectual property. This regime is what acts...

A couple of years back[i], the Indonesian Parliament enacted the new Patent law, with the view to overcoming 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 provisions that aim at granting sufficient protection to traditional knowledge along with domestic...

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 Headphones and some more. A Patent application titled “Apple reveals a Vital Safety System for Autonomous...

1. BACKGROUND

1.1 Why was Huawei in the news?

Recently, Huawei’s demand for 1 billion USD as a license fee from Verizon Inc[1] captured the interest of almost every patent enthusiast around the globe. The issues got even more complicated when the US took to the politicization of patent...

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