IBM Gets Patent for ‘Self-aware Token’ to Record Transaction Data

IBM, one of the most famous companies worldwide, has recently received a U.S. patent for a type of ‘self-aware token’ that can record its transaction data. Granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) this month, i.e., in Jan 2020, the patent showcases a ledger-based payment system that could make it easier for governments, […]

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Alibaug Seeks Geographical Indication Tag for its White Onion

Alibaug, a coastal town in Raigad District of Maharashtra in India, is likely to soon get Geographical Indication (GI) tag for its white onion. On January 16, Alibaug Pandhara Kanda Utpadak Gat, i.e., Alibaug white onion producers group backed by the department of agriculture in Alibaug tehsil of Raigad district, applied for the GI tag […]

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Calcutta HC Grants Relief to Republic TV in Trademark Infringement Suit

The Calcutta High Court (HC) has recently granted relief to Arnab Goswami’s AGR Outlier Media Asianet News Pvt. Ltd. (plaintiff) in passing off lawsuit citing infringement of Republic TV’s trademark. The Trademark Infringement suit had been filed against Shailputri Media Pvt. Ltd. (defendant) running an internet portal under the domain name ‘www.republichindi.com,’ obtained on May 6, […]

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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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