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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Facebook Kills Misleading Election Ads, Cites Intellectual Property Reasons

Over the weekend, Facebook (FB) banned a British election ad from the Conservative Party after the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) complained that the footage distorted its journalism. However, it was just for business reasons that had nothing to do with freedom of speech – Intellectual property Rights. The BBC complained that the fifteen seconds ad […]

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Why Intellectual Property Law in South Africa Needs to Be Revised?

Since Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) refer to the rights to exclude others from using or commercializing an asset protected under a trademark, copyright, or patent, they sometimes confer negative rights. This concept shows that there is a growing need to revise the Intellectual Property Law in South Africa (SA) to ensure that those who want […]

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NBR Enforces Intellectual Property Rights Rules for Import-export Goods

National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh has recently enforced the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) rules for import and export goods, to prohibit entry and outflow of products that are violating IPRs to and from the nation. Customs wing of the revenue board on 26th November 2019 issued a notification with the rules titled Intellectual Rights […]

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