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Significant changes brought about by the Patent Amendment Rules, 2016

Following the publishing of the Draft Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2015 on October 26, 2015 for public comment and consideration, the Office of the CGPDTM has on May 14, 2016 issued a public notice on the publication of amended Patent Rules, 2003. Accordingly, the Patent (Amendment)

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Breaking the fourth wall – Virtual Property and Intellectual Property Rights in India

The Big Bang theory fans, would remember the episode where Sheldon’s Ostrich from the game World of Warcraft was stolen and Penny and the boys had to go and get it from the person who stole it. Cutting the long

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A ray of hope for the abandoned trademark applications in India

If you have been following our blogs lately, you might remember the one dated April 1, 2016, reporting the rampant abandonment of marks by the Indian Trademarks Registry, and the events that followed on April 4, 2016 where the Trademark

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Will the auctioning of trademarks bring back the good times for Kingfisher?

The abandonment of trademarks by the Registry and the events that ensued did steal the spotlight from another trademark issue that has come out at the same time. Right after the (for the lack of a better word) flight of

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IPR and Blogging – A blog for the bloggers

If you like then you should’a write blog on it, that’s not how the song goes, but I guess you get the drift. Today, blogging hasn’t just become a hobby but also a profession. There are so many amateur bloggers

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What to do when an Injunction is not enough to stop the infringement

The Latin term ‘Ubi Jus Ibi Remedium’ means; where there is a right there is a remedy. In this context, there is a remedy when there is a breach of a courts order to stop a person from dishonoring the

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The Case of the Early Bird and Trademark Squatting

Let’s take a huge scoop of hypothesis and say that, Ben and Jerry ice-creams forgot to register their trademark in India, and in 2016 when they tried to come into the Indian market they see that there has already been

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Guidelines for computer related inventions makes IT India happy

                                                                   Image Source On the 19th of February Office

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Post-mortem rights of publicity in India. A matter of grave importance

Once a person becomes famous, then they are constantly in the eyes of the public. In the age of the internet they have become more of a product for mass consumption than an individual. This is where the right of

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Think before you ink! Copyright and tattoos

The evolution of tattoos is as interesting as the art itself; it was the during the voyages for the discovery of new worlds that the Europeans came across natives having these permanent designs of themselves. These later became a rage

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