Ramification for the 11th hour complainants

It has been a trend in the cine industry to file for copyright infringement against a movie when the said movie is due for release. In a recent judgment of Dashrath B. Rathod And Ors v. Fox Star Studios India Private

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Indian TMO issues guidelines for recognizing well-known trademarks

An owner of a well-known trade mark can now shout it from the rooftops; so to speak. Answering unspoken prayers, a public notice was issued on May 22, 2017 elucidating a list of guidelines to be followed for determination of

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Registration of Trademarks in Foreign Languages: Indian Perspective

In India, a trademark can be registered in any regional or foreign language. The representation of a mark that includes words in a language, other than Hindi or English and characters others than Roman or Devanagari are registrable under Indian

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The ‘Nation wants to know’ Conundrum

Arnab Goswami, the famed Editor in Chief of Times Now recently quit to start his own venture, Republic TV, under the umbrella of ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd. His excessively loud, yet entertaining show, The Newshour, was frequented with the

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Pitfalls to Avoid in Indemnification Clauses in Tech Licensing agreements

Image designed by Freepik   Before signing a technology licensing agreement, carefully review all its provisions, including the indemnification clauses. Regrettably, this very important part of a licensing agreement is often treated as a boilerplate provision. Don’t make the mistake

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The Mind-Boggling Rubik’s Cube

I’m sure most of us would have certainly asked our parents for the Magic Cube to play with, as a child. Whether we solve the puzzle or not, as kids, we would have been enchanted by the colorful cube and

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Spring Board Doctrine: Protection of Trade Secrets

Trade Secrets A Trade Secret is information used in trade or business that is kept confidential to maintain an advantage over competitors generally known or easily accessible to persons involved in particular trade or business. It could be know-how, formula,

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Priority Trademark Application In India – All You Need To Know

The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property that was signed in Paris pertains to industrial property in a broad sense including trademarks, patents, trade names and geographical indications amongst others. The Convention predominantly deals with three categories namely

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Copyright And Copyleft

COPYRIGHT Most of us have a fair idea of what copyright is. Copyright is a bundle of rights in an original work. Work here includes artistic work, sound recordings, literary or dramatic work, cinematography, photographs and software. A copyright holder

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How to get a “well known” trademark status for your mark in India

What is a well-known trademark? The Trademarks Act, 1999 has defined a well-known trademark under Section 2(zg) of the Act as ‘mark which has become so to the substantial segment of the public which uses such goods or receives such

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