Can Tattoos be Copyrighted?

Although the law of copyright is a well-established field, there are a handful of innovative and new sub-categories that come up for consideration now and then before the legislature and judiciary. Due to an ever-changing, quickly developing society, new areas grow and become predominant enough to create unanticipated issues, which the law catches up with […]

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Liability of Online Intermediaries under the Copyright Regime

Expressing oneself by utilizing e-platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram has become an integral element of freedom of speech and expression in the much-digitized world. It becomes imperative to set the rules straight to exercise such freedom in the fairest possible way without inviting any trouble. Who are Intermediaries? As per the Organisation for Economic Co-operation […]

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Is there a Nexus between Unfair Trade Practices and Trademark Law?

Before getting into a comprehensive analysis of how unfair competition is intertwined with trademarks, the question that needs to be asked is, what is unfair trade practice? Unfair trade practices refer to the use of various deceptive, fraudulent, or unethical methods to get business. Unfair trade practices include misrepresentation, false advertising of a good or […]

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Who owns the IP Rights in AI-Created Works?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly driving crucial developments in technology and businesses. It is being employed across a wide range of industries with an impact on almost every aspect of the creation. The availability of large amounts of training data and the advances in affordable high computing power is fueling AI’s growth. Today, the tasks […]

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Brand Protection Strategy and Intellectual Property

Technology and science are ever-evolving in times of digitization and globalization. For keeping in pace with the demands of the consumers as well as stakeholders of a business, the law comes in handy. This article will project some light on the intermingling role of Intellectual Property (IP) in the domain of brand protection in the […]

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Copyright and Music Licensing

Have you ever wondered whether the music that a cafe plays for its customers requires a license? The answer is yes. Such actions require a Music License. A music license is a right granted by the copyright holder or his/her agent for the broadcast, recreation, or performance of a copyrighted work. A music license ensures that […]

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Aligning Outer Space and IPRs – A Pressing Priority

“The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space.” – John F. Kennedy The explorative and exploitative […]

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Celebrity Rights under Intellectual Property

Have you ever wondered whether a celebrity has rights over his or her name, personality, the image in society, photographs, and publicity? The answer is a definite yes. The term celebrity comes from the Latin word ‘celebritatem,’ which means the condition of being famous. Today, actors, authors, artists, politicians, models, athletes, musicians, singers, television personalities, […]

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Twitter Disables Trump’s Retweet over Copyright Claim by Linkin Park

The widely known social networking platform, Twitter, has quite recently disabled a campaign-style video retweeted by President Donald Trump on 18th July 2020 over Copyright Violation. The video, which had music from Linkin Park (American rock band from Agoura Hills, California), disappeared from President Trump’s Twitter feed on 18th July 2020 with the notification – […]

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SAIP is All Set to Block 231 Websites that Violate Rules and Regulations

The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) is the official government body in Saudi Arabia responsible for the organization, protection, and promotion of Intellectual Property (IP) in the Kingdom. Under its competencies, the SAIP has quite recently organized an online inspection campaign on platforms and websites, including sites broadcast from outside the Kingdom that violate […]

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