Category Archive for "intellectual property"

Celebrity Rights – Public, Private or Intellectual Property

Our celebrities’ lives have become so public lately that most of us have almost forgotten that they have a personal life too, which like all of us they would want to keep secret and private, [read away from the paparazzi].

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Copyright Protection for Photographers in India

Photographs are protected under copyright law as artistic work under Section 2 (c) of Copyright Act 1957 in India. Photographs are protected under the law of Copyright as it has been included as an artistic work. Although, the quality is

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Bollywood and Copyright- “Infringement or Inspiration”

Bollywood for a long time now, has been taking inspiration from Hollywood movies, not only Hollywood but South Indian movies too but at times, they have gone too far with taking “Inspiration”, and actually started “Infringing” others rights; or was

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“TATA” A Well-Known Trademark

In a recent judgment, the Delhi High Court pronounced that the mark TATA has acquired the status of a “well-known” mark on account of its usage for a long period of time. The concept of well-known trademarks and infringement of

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DU Copyright Case – Easy Access to education or yet another loop hole

The much-anticipated ruling in the appeal filed by the Publishers in The Chancellor, Masters & Scholars of University of Oxford v. Rameshwari Photocopy Services case was pronounced on December 9, 2016 by the Division Bench of the Delhi High Court.

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A Dig into Cakes – the IP Perspective

Cakes. What instantly comes to our minds is the creamy, delicious taste on our palettes. But yet here I am, connecting it with the most unlikely subject, Intellectual Property Rights. I’m sure ‘cakes’ always make us think of ‘chocolate,’ ‘red

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Delhi High Court reverses arbitrator’s award on thoughtworks.in

The Delhi High Court recently passed an order reversing the holding of a INDRP complaint where the Arbitrator passed an award against Thoughtworks Incorporated, a US company in favour of Super Software Private Limited, an Indian company with regard to

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Trademark Protection in Maldives

Maldives is one of the very few countries to sway the hearts of many by sheltering a compendium of unique resources and picturesque handicrafts. Though the country is home to rare talents such as its intricate embroidery and coir making,

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The Case of the Innocent Domain Squatter

We all have different reasons for getting into the study and practice of law. Regardless of whether you have parents/family members with a thriving practice who need an heir, to not getting into any other course or if you’re like

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11th Edition of NICE Classification to come into force in 2017

The World Intellectual Property Organization [WIPO] recently passed a notification in their Gazette dated October 24, 2016 notifying the public that the NICE Classification of goods and services was to be amended and that the eleventh [11th] edition was to

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