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 However, it was repealed, and the new Patents and Designs Act of 1911 and the Trademarks Act of 1940 were enacted respectively.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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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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China Bids to Lead Global Organization Protecting Intellectual Property

Beijing, the sprawling capital of China, has bid to lead the world agency that’s supposed to safeguard Intellectual Property (IP) and set international standards for trademarks, copyrights, and patents. To indicate its desire to more effectively manage the international IP system surrounding Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), China had already nominated a candidate to head the […]

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IPRs in Bangladesh: The Nation Has a Long Way to Go

Intellectual Property (IP) refers to that category of property, which includes intangible creations of the human intellect. It fundamentally encompasses trademarks, patents, copyrights, and industrial designs. And if we talk about Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), then these refer to the exclusive rights provided to owners over the unique creations of their minds for a specific […]

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Google Gets Patent from India

Google, the most used web search engine, has recently received a patent from India for its technology that emphasizes monitoring the quality of food within the containers by using sensors. This technology cannot just showcase the food quality condition in real-time but also store data for analysis. Besides, it can inform the user that the […]

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Patenting IoT Technology: Challenges and Solutions

The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) was undoubtedly the phase when the number of interconnected gadgets outstripped the number of human beings on the planet. Now, if we consider the path covered so far and the road ahead, the number of continuously increasing IoT gadgets reached 8.4 billion in the year 2017 and […]

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LG Enters Patent Infringement Dispute against Hisense

South Korean Electronics Maker LG Electronics Inc., on 5th November 2019, has announced that it filed a Patent Infringement lawsuit against Hisense, alleging that the Chinese TV manufacturer has violated its TV-related patents. LG announced that it filed complaints against Chinese and American branches of Hisense in the central district court of California for allegedly […]

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Intel Sues SoftBank-Controlled Fortress over Patent Aggregation

Intel has filed a lawsuit against SoftBank-controlled Fortress Investment Group, alleging the company stockpiled patents to hold up Intel as well as many other technology companies with numerous suits. In response to a series of Patent Infringement cases that Fortress has filed against Intel in recent years, this latest suit accuses Fortress of engaging in […]

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Planning to File a Patent Application? Don’t Miss on These 5 Points

Amongst many different things inventors need to do to succeed, applying for a patent is the most vital one. Sadly, most of them often either ignore or delay carrying out this significant task for a variety of reasons, like lack of knowledge regarding the law, insufficient budget, etc. Undoubtedly, waiting to File a Patent Application […]

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Global Intellectual Property Filings: India Secures Tenth Position

With continuous growth in Intellectual Property (IP) filing activities worldwide, India has witnessed a remarkable upsurge in Industrial Design, patent, and trademark filings in the last year, i.e., 2018. Where on one side, the nation saw more than 20% hike in trademark filing, on the other side, it witnessed a rise of 13.6% in the […]

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