Intellectual Property (IP) Issues in Augmented Reality (AR)

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies are growing rapidly and becoming more noticeable and shall be transformative to the way we learn, live, work, and play. Undoubtedly, both technologies bring a complete set of novel Intellectual Property (IP) issues for business companies, brands, individuals, courts, and IP practitioners. Therefore, it won’t be wrong […]

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Copyright Protection in the Indian Music Industry

We see people grooving to famous songs the moment we enter a club. Without such songs, every party or event seems incomplete. However, are you aware that before playing the famous songs publicly, you need to have all the permissions in place from the makers of such songs? If you fail to do so, you […]

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Intellectual Property Valuation

The non-physical property of a business comprises Intellectual Property (IP) assets. Such assets are well-protected legally, and this protection could be enforced in a court of law. They possess an economic lifespan, can be identified independently, and are transferrable. About Value of an IP Asset EXCLUSIVITY – An IP asset’s value comes from its owner’s right to exclude […]

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Overview of Trademark Opposition in India

In India, the Trademarks Act of 1999 (referred to as ‘Act’ further in this article) forms the legal basis for Trademark Registration, protection, and enforcement. The owner of a proposed trademark has to file a Trademark Application with the Registrar of Trademarks (referred to as ‘Registrar’ further in this article) at the Trademark Office for its registration. Upon receiving the trademark […]

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Overview of Patent Exploitation

A patent refers to a form of Intellectual Property (IP) granted over any method, process, device, or substance (after a successful Patent Application process) that is original, novel, industrially applicable, and involves an inventive step. Like trademarks, Patent Rights are also territorial, which implies that such exclusive rights are valid only in the country or […]

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Understanding Royalty-Free Music

Video creators can relate to the feeling of shooting impeccable videos, editing them to perfection, and then understanding that they still need terrific tracks to go with the said videos. As a video creator, you may hop onto your laptop, start searching for free music, and finally come across platforms or websites offering royalty-free music […]

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India – Liability of Industrial Design Infringement

For every business or brand owner at present, the design of a product has become a crucial concern, and why won’t it be, after all, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” The unique design of a product, such as that of Mini Cooper and Coca-Cola, forms brand identity.  The Designs Act of 2000 […]

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Patent Search and its Types in India

Before we delve into understanding the concept of Patent Search, let us first make ourselves familiar with the definition of a patent. A patent refers to an exclusive right granted by the patent authority of a nation to the inventor or applicant of a unique invention. Patent Rights exclude others in the industry or market from manufacturing, using, […]

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Overview of Direct & Indirect Trademark Infringement in India

Being a mixed market, India has many industries operating under the free market concept. Without any doubt, the competition in the Indian markets is exceedingly fierce. For any company to thrive and do exceptionally well in the open market, it must create brand recognition among the general public and enhance the brand value. The simplest […]

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Protection of Color Trademarks under the Indian Trademark Law

A trademark refers to a recognizable expression, design, or sign uniquely identifying the products or services of a specific source and differentiating them from those of others. A trademark may be located on the packaging, voucher, label, or the product itself. Other than traditional or conventional trademarks, another category of trademarks exists, known as non-traditional […]

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