How Was 2019 a Good Year for Intellectual Property in India?

With the advent of 2020, you might be looking for novel and stronger strategies that can help you grow your business in the present cut-throat competitive era. However, to build a new strategy in such an era where competitors and competition keep on increasing day-by-day, it is always better to step ahead after being aware […]

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Sambalpur’s Residents Sought GI Tag for Sarsatia

Residents of Sambalpur, a city located in the western part of Odisha in India, have recently demanded Geographical Indication (GI) tag for a local sweet delicacy named Sarsatia. The locals said that Sarsatia is an excellent sweet prepared with distinctive ingredients like twigs of ginger, sugar, and rice powder, and has gained popularity both nationally […]

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Japan Seeks to Reinforce Intellectual Property for Fruits and Veggies

With the advent of the year 2020, there comes news that Japan is planning to strengthen Intellectual Property (IP) control over its premium products, like fruits and vegetables being sold overseas to prevent its high-end crops from being grown and then sold as the products of other countries. As per Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, […]

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Intellectual Property Law in Bangladesh

History of the IP system in Bangladesh The earliest legislation found to protect IP in Bangladesh was the Patents, Designs, and Trademarks Act of 1883. However, it was repealed, and the new Patents and Designs Act of 1911 and the Trademarks Act of 1940 were enacted respectively. Then, in 2003, both these Acts were amended, […]

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IPRs in Bangladesh: The Nation Has a Long Way to Go

Intellectual Property (IP) refers to that category of property, which includes intangible creations of the human intellect. It fundamentally encompasses trademarks, patents, copyrights, and industrial designs. And if we talk about Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), then these refer to the exclusive rights provided to owners over the unique creations of their minds for a specific […]

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HC to Hear Suit amid Tea Board and ITC over GI Protected Darjeeling Logo

The Tea Board that had fought and lost the case over the Darjeeling logo in the Calcutta High Court (HC) early this year has recently appealed against the decision in the division bench of the Court for a judicial interpretation to comprehend the importance of the logo. Arun Kumar Ray, deputy chairman of the Tea […]

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Geographical Indications and Designation of Origin

Geographical indication, popularly known as GI, may not be a new term for you. But, what about the Designation of Origin? Are you aware of this phrase? Besides, are you familiar with Geographical Indication in a complete sense? If yes, then we are proud to appreciate you as having information regarding such crucial things is […]

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Kerala: TDB Seeks Patent Cover on Iconic Temple Prasadams

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) recently has decided to secure a patent for Ambalapuzha Palpayasam, Kottarakara Unniyappam, and Sabarimala Aravana. TDB president A Padmakumar said that the decision comes following the report showing illegal production and sale of counterfeit prasadams under the name of well-known Ambalapuzha Palpayasam. He explained that fake Ambalapuzha Palpayasam is being […]

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Tamil Nadu’s Dindigul Lock and Kandangi Saree Obtain GI Tag

After a long wait, two products known as Dindigul locks and Kandangi sarees from Tamil Nadu have received the GI (Geographical Indication) tags. The Dindigul Lock, Hardware and Steel Furniture Workers Industrial Co-operative Society Limited and the Amrar Rajiv Gandhi Handloom Weavers Cooperative Production and Sales Society Limited that applied for the tag now own […]

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