Olfactory Marks – By Kartik Kumar Agarwal

One of the oldest senses of our evolution is the sense of smell. Although for majority of the human olfaction plays a very important role for social and emotional part but can the same be used for identifying trade and commerce. As per Trips agreement “Any sign, or any combination of signs, capable of distinguishing […]

Broadcasting Rights & Copyright Law – By Manit Sharma

Broadcasting organizations, such as television and radio, have been grantedspecific ‘Rights of Broadcasting Organizations.’ In place of the originalsection 37 of the Act, the Copyright (Amendment) Act of 1994 included anew provision. Section 37 currently gives every broadcasting organization a distinct right toreproduce broadcasts called the “Broadcasting Reproduction Right.” The‘Broadcasting Reproduction Right’ is valid for […]

NOVELTY TEST UNDER PATENT LAW IN INDIA

NOVELTY UNDER PATENT LAW IN INDIA

Introduction A patent is an intellectual property right given to inventors with respect to an invention that is publicly revealed in exchange for exclusive rights over their own production. So, a patent is a government-issued legal document that grants an inventor the exclusive right to produce, use, sell, or transmit an invention for a set period of […]

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AS AN ECONOMIC WEAPON

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AS AN ECONOMIC WEAPON

Intellectual Property as an Economic Weapon:  Russia Counters International Sanctions Introduction In light of Russia’s external aggression on Ukraine, several countries have imposed critical sanctions to condemn and prohibit such actions. To counter these measures, Russia has recently passed a decree (Decree no. 209) by which owners of intellectual property belonging to these ‘unfriendly countries’ […]

PARALLEL IMPORTS & DOCTRINE OF EXHAUSTION – By Manit Sharma

PARALLEL IMPORTS & DOCTRINE OF EXHAUSTION

PARALLEL IMPORTS: When we visit foreign countries, mostly what we do is we purchase new goods which are either not available in our country or region or are available, but at a higher price. While all this procurement may be for our personal consumption, it gives rise to a concept known as parallel imports. Parallel […]

PATENT TROLLS

PATENT TROLLS

Billion Dollar Trolls: Legality of Patent Trolls in India Patents are the exclusive rights granted to an inventor by the respective governments as a reward for their invention. We all know how patented products will stimulate the economy of a country. The ultimate goal of an invention is the benefit of the public. In most […]

INVENTIONS AS OUTCOMES OF WAR

INVENTIONS AS OUTCOMES OF WAR

INVENTIONS AS OUTCOMES OF WARS In twentieth century world witnessed two devastating wars that were responsible for near about 50 to 56 million deaths. In addition 19 to 28 million people perished due to war related disease and famine. Although wars are never good for human kind and all the attempts should be made to […]

CHARACTER MERCHANDISING – THE ILLEGAL LIVELIHOOD

CHARACTER MERCHANDISING - THE ILLEGAL LIVELIHOOD

We all have seen people doing mimicry or character inspired rakhi’s being sold in stalls or people wearing costumes of famous cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse or Winnie the Pooh either at a mall or at a kids birthday party. Have we ever wondered whether they do it with permission from Disney? Do they have […]

INVENTIONS, PATENTS & PROGRESS

INVENTIONS, PATENTS, PROGRESS

An invention is a term for a new product or process, that is new or improvement on the existing one. Since time immemorial, man has been on a constant quest for better means of livelihood. For improving the standard of living man has been on a constant endeavour for improving the ways of working and […]