Trade Secrets in Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)

In today’s highly competitive working environment, almost every other individual knows what Intellectual Property (IP) is and that the protection of IP assets is a matter of paramount importance. Patents, copyright, and trademarks have been the most widely recognized forms of IP to date; however, there are other forms as well, including geographical indications and industrial designs, […]

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Protection of Intellectual Property (IP) in the Metaverse

With the Metaverse and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) being the common buzzwords as of late, the USPTO (US Patent & Trademark Office) has been experiencing a significant rise in the number of Trademark Applications filed in the virtual sphere to safeguard the products and services. The dramatic rise in e-commerce in the last two decades saw many […]

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Understanding the 3 Common Forms of IP & their Varying Levels of Protection

The term ‘Intellectual Property (IP)‘ is like the term ‘Organic’ to some extent, i.e., people across the globe possess some knowledge as to what it means but aren’t crystal clear on its specific details. People are aware of the term ‘Property,’ which relates to the regulations, rules, and laws of ‘Real Property’ or ‘Real Estate,’ […]

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Open-Source & Patent Rights – Can They Co-Exist?

A patent is a form of Intellectual Property (IP) granted to the owners of an invention or innovation, giving them the right to control how others could use or exploit their invention or innovation. At present, the software, in many cases, is released under what’s widely known as an ‘Open-Source License,’ which corresponds to the […]

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Intellectual Property (IP) Challenges Faced in the Digital Economy

In the present emerging digital economy, innovators keep coming up with new ideas for the manufacturing sector with the potential to change and evolve the already existing ways of working and discover new ones. The issue that the manufacturers in different industries face is not that today’s technology has transformed and become exceedingly complicated. Instead, […]

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IP Licensing for Business Companies & Organizations – How to Do it Right?

Any form of Intellectual Property (IP), be it a trademark, patent, or copyright, can be licensed to third parties. Through IP licensing, IP rights holders grant third parties the exclusive right to use their IP while retaining their ownership. Generally, the IP holder or the licensor (in this case) receives payment in the form of […]

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Exploring the Top 5 IP Challenges that Brands & Businesses Face

The ultimate success of brands and businesses in the modern world largely depends on the groundbreaking innovation that sets them apart from the rising competition in the market. Having a robust Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio and strategizing well to maintain it can do wonders in enhancing your brand value and market share. However, keep in mind that […]

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Here’s What Businesses Need to Know About a Non-Disclosure Agreement

For maintaining a competitive edge in the market, businesses need to keep innovating. They must continue working on new projects, services, and products to best deal with the pressure against their competitors. It applies to different aspects of a business, such as finance, corporate transactions, negotiations, employment agreements, technologies, to name a few. A Non-Disclosure Agreement (abbreviated […]

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Trademarks from a Marketing Perspective

In today’s era, where the drawing-up of physical borders has diluted in terms of fair-trade practices, the relevance and importance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) have fairly risen. The form of intangible property comprising of skillsets, know-how, business ideas, and strategies have helped in the development and generation of the transborder reputation of several brands. The role […]

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Understanding Freedom to Operate (FTO) Concerning IP & Patents

Three pharmaceutical companies, including Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Micromet AG, and Cambridge Antibody Technology (now acquired by AstraZeneca), in September 2003 announced signing a non-exclusive cross-license agreement. The agreement enabled the three parties involved to obtain Freedom to Operate (abbreviated as FTO), thereby authorizing one another to use some of their respective patented technologies without worrying about Patent Infringement. It also […]

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