Consumer Protection in the Light of Intellectual Property Ecosystem

Intellectual Property (IP) laws have wider ramifications than just the traditional notion of safeguarding the commercial interest of the proprietor of such rights as they intend to strike a balance between private and public interests. The pursuit of research and development, innovation, trade-related strategies revolve around the ambit of IP, which, in turn, shapes the end […]

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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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A careful dissection of the Madrid System

It is appropriately established that the Madrid System is bifurcated into the Madrid Agreement (1891) and the Madrid Protocol (1989). It was a welcoming introduction in the realm of trademarks for it sought to marshal and leave tangle-free the filing of trademarks abroad, which was regarded as being quintessential since trademark laws in all jurisdictions […]

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Key Points – Trademark Registration and Protection in Nepal

In the present highly competitive business environment, economies across the globe are becoming increasingly knowledge and technology-oriented, due to which, Intellectual Property (IP) has gained significant importance too. In line with this global development, Nepal has recognized the value of IP as well. There is indeed a growing trend in the nation both on the […]

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US Court Orders Apple to Pay $500 Million over PanOptis 4G Patent Violations

A Texas court has quite recently ordered the American multinational technology company, Apple Inc., to pay even more than $500 million, near about Rs. 3, 742 crores, in damages and interest for 4G Patent Violations held by Intellectual Property (IP) Company PanOptis. According to the local media, the US tech giant – now worth almost […]

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Understanding the Critical Elements of a Cost-Effective Legal Department

Without any second thoughts, controlling the costs in a legal department can, at times, prove to be exceedingly challenging, specifically when it comes to a growing business. Although it is imperative to protect and maintain the legal rights of businesses adequately, it is equally imperative to ensure that the legal and business strategies are well-aligned […]

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Madras High Court Restrains Patanjali from Using the ‘Coronil’ Trademark

The controversial drug, Coronil (claimed as a cure for COVID-19), by yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, has quite recently received a blow, with the Madras High Court restraining the company from using the ‘Coronil’ trademark. Justice CV Karthikeyan has passed the interim order valid till 30th July 2020 on the plea of Arudra Engineering […]

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Understanding the Importance of Data Verification in an IP Strategy

When it comes to forming an Intellectual Property (IP) strategy, high-quality, accurate, and relevant data play an integral role. Without any second thoughts, the strength of every other IP asset depends highly on the accuracy of data obtained during the process of data verification. The process offers valuable information, which helps in identifying discrepancies, prioritizing […]

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AMT Wins Patents for Chemical Vapor Smoothing in Europe

AMT (Additive Manufacturing Technologies – the global leader specializing in the safe and sustainable post-processing solutions of additively manufactured parts) has quite recently got its core portfolio of patents for chemical vapor smoothing granted. AMT’s patents focus on the novel and inventive apparatus, which is used in the chemical vapor smoothing of thermoplastic polymer parts […]

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