How to Value your Intellectual Property in an M&A Transaction?

Companies across the world have recognized the power of valuation of Intellectual Property (IP) assets as it provides a highly competitive advantage for trade in a competitive market place. During the last few years, the commercial environment has experienced a paradigm shift with the effect of intangible assets as a notion receiving attention and becoming […]

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Brand Protection Strategy and Intellectual Property

Technology and science are ever-evolving in times of digitization and globalization. For keeping in pace with the demands of the consumers as well as stakeholders of a business, the law comes in handy. This article will project some light on the intermingling role of Intellectual Property (IP) in the domain of brand protection in the […]

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Plain Packaging in the Tobacco Industry and its Impact on Trademarks

Plain packaging refers to the laws or regulations requiring that cigarettes are to be sold in standardized packs without any stylized trademarks, logos, or colors. Instead of branding information, the cigarette packs are dominated by graphic health warnings and other legally required information and tax-paid stamps with only minor space reserved for the brand name […]

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Tech-Transfer of IPRs in the Domain of Climate Change

Technological exploration has cost heavily on civilization, and to its rescue, green-technology used in tandem with international cooperation is the only answer. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an example of collaborative initiatives to curb climate change. There are environmental-friendly technical solutions available in some countries, majorly the first-world countries, but […]

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Copyright and Music Licensing

Have you ever wondered whether the music that a cafe plays for its customers requires a license? The answer is yes. Such actions require a Music License. A music license is a right granted by the copyright holder or his/her agent for the broadcast, recreation, or performance of a copyrighted work. A music license ensures that […]

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Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights – A Brief Outline

Just like other laws require a mechanism of careful administration to reach their full potential in socio-economic terms; Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) also require a fair deal of enforcement measures to be taken into consideration to ensure equitable implementation. Such measures help curb undermining the efforts of authors and proprietors and ensure even-handed distribution of […]

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Consumer Protection in the Light of Intellectual Property Ecosystem

Intellectual Property (IP) laws have wider ramifications than just the traditional notion of safeguarding the commercial interest of the proprietor of such rights as they intend to strike a balance between private and public interests. The pursuit of research and development, innovation, trade-related strategies revolve around the ambit of IP, which, in turn, shapes the end […]

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The Role of Trademark in Cultural Appropriation

We have seen countless instances where massive public uproar emerged when brands have come up with merchandise that ‘borrowed’ elements from different cultures. WIPO defines ‘traditional cultural expressions’ as including “music, dance, art, designs, names, signs and symbols, performances, ceremonies, architectural forms, handicrafts, narratives, and many other artistic or cultural expressions.” The role of a […]

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STANDARD ESSENTIAL PATENTS AND THE PROBLEM OF REGULATING ROYALTIES

Interpreting the Term ‘SEP’ In the words of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) are defined as: “Document approved by a recognized body, that provides, for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for products or related processes and production methods, with which, compliance is not mandatory. It may also include […]

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Aligning Outer Space and IPRs – A Pressing Priority

“The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space.” – John F. Kennedy The explorative and exploitative […]

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