FNHI Subsidiary Worksport Secures U.S. Trademark

FNHI (Franchise Holdings International Inc.), the parent company of Worksport Ltd., has now reached a significant Intellectual Property (IP) milestone with the recent granting of the sole trademark rights to the Worksport name for light truck tonneau covers in the United States. Worksport and FNHI CEO Steve Rossi said that the granting of this trademark […]

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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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Google Gets Patent In India for Technology on AR-based Virtual Graffiti

Google has recently obtained a patent in India for its technology to create virtual graffiti in a mobile virtual and augmented reality (AR) system, something that would help users leave a message for them or their friends at a location in the future. The American Multinational Technology Company, specializing in Internet-related services and products, said […]

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Solapur-based Farmer Gets Patent for A Variety of Custard Apple

After a labor of 10 years made to drew success with NMK – 1 Golden, a variety of custard apple, whose annual production reached up to 250 tonnes this year, Solapur-based farmer named Navnath Kaspate has recently got a patent for it under the Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers’ Rights Act. Navnath Kaspate said […]

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Chhapaak Director Meghna Responds to Copyright Claims by Writer Rakesh Bharti

Director of the movie Chhapaak Meghna Gulzar has recently filed an affidavit against writer Rakesh Bharti in response to copyright violation charges. In her response filed before Bombay High Court (HC), she said that copyright couldn’t be claimed on true events and sought dismissal of the lawsuit seeking a stay on Chhapaak’s release scheduled to […]

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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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USPTO Rules In Favor of Disney over Trademark Dispute

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has recently dismissed three Trademark Applications filed in association with the Tron blockchain project. The decision has been made after the American media giant – Disney submitted the notices of opposition and claimed that the acceptance of these applications would result in brand confusion. What’s the Case? […]

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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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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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Bombay HC Rules Against Google and YouTube in Copyright Infringement Case

The Bombay High Court (HC) has recently ruled in favor of an Indian filmmaker named Sunil Darshan and against Google and YouTube. With the recent decision awarding damages of Rs 50000 ($700) to the plaintiff, the eight-year-long Copyright Infringement battle came to a temporary end. Although the compensation of this much amount may appear as […]

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