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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Huawei Secures Patent for Smartphone with Triple Flip Camera

With the patent that has recently been secured, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is expected to soon release a smartphone with a motorized triple flip camera. The company filed this patent with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) back on January 9 this year but received the grant last week on December 17. In terms of […]

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Worldwide Scenario and Legal Aspects of AI Patent Filing

In the present 21st century, the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is omnipresent in diverse spheres of human life. Owing to this, not all but most AI experts and innovators today are rushing towards creating their Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio in this area. All these facts have led to a wide range of AI and […]

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How Are Colleges Working to Protect Copyright, Patent on Student Creations?

As innovation due to the rapidly advancing technology increasingly becomes core to the college education, campuses are stepping ahead to protect the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) of their students. Intended to help students identify their Intellectual Property (IP) while respecting others’ IP, they are setting up dedicated IPR cells to streamline paperwork, offer legal counseling, […]

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Xiaomi Gets Patent for Clamshell Design-featuring Foldable Phone

With the Patent that has recently been granted, Xiaomi appears to be in work on a foldable phone with a clamshell design similar to that of the Motorola Razr (2019). The Patent Application shows the foldable smartphone with a clamshell design and a pop-up camera setup. In the past also, Xiaomi teased its foldable smartphone, […]

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Trademark Registration in Afghanistan

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in recent years, has increasingly interested not just domestic but also foreign businesses, including companies from the post-soviet nations. A vital thing to consider when planning to do business in Afghanistan is acquiring rights to trademarks. And it is possible only by ensuring successful Trademark Registration in Afghanistan. As trademarks […]

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Top Five Reforms Made to Trademark Law of Canada in 2019

After around five years of anticipation, sweeping reforms to the Trademark Law of Canada had finally come into force on 17th June 2019. Well, these changes that have influenced the Intellectual Property (IP) industry are many in numbers, and being familiar with all of them may appear a bit arduous and frustrating. Hence, to help […]

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What the 2019’s Amendments Brought for Patent Application Process in India?

Aiming to encourage and assist the inventors in coming up with more and more useful inventions, the Indian government and authorities taking care of Intellectual Property Law in India have taken a remarkable step. The step, including the following and more reforms in Patent rules, has made the Patent Application Process in India considerably easier. […]

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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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CII Industrial Intellectual Property Awards 2019: 11 Companies Emerged Winners

On December 4, CII Industrial Intellectual Property Awards 2019 were conferred on 11 companies for the best portfolios in Trademarks, Designs, and Patents. The awards were given at the Fifth International Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Conference, organized jointly by CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), Intellectual Property Office India, and the Department for Promotion of Industry […]

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