CII Industrial Intellectual Property Awards 2019: 11 Companies Emerged Winners

On December 4, CII Industrial Intellectual Property Awards 2019 were conferred on 11 companies for the best portfolios in Trademarks, Designs, and Patents. The awards were given at the Fifth International Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Conference, organized jointly by CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), Intellectual Property Office India, and the Department for Promotion of Industry […]

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Facebook Kills Misleading Election Ads, Cites Intellectual Property Reasons

Over the weekend, Facebook (FB) banned a British election ad from the Conservative Party after the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) complained that the footage distorted its journalism. However, it was just for business reasons that had nothing to do with freedom of speech – Intellectual property Rights. The BBC complained that the fifteen seconds ad […]

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NBR Enforces Intellectual Property Rights Rules for Import-export Goods

National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh has recently enforced the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) rules for import and export goods, to prohibit entry and outflow of products that are violating IPRs to and from the nation. Customs wing of the revenue board on 26th November 2019 issued a notification with the rules titled Intellectual Rights […]

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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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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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Geographical Indications and Designation of Origin

Geographical indication, popularly known as GI, may not be a new term for you. But, what about the Designation of Origin? Are you aware of this phrase? Besides, are you familiar with Geographical Indication in a complete sense? If yes, then we are proud to appreciate you as having information regarding such crucial things is […]

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The Ultimate Guide to DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)

The most common challenge creators face nowadays is a copyright infringement issue. Back in the previous years, i.e., the non-internet century, stealing or distributing someone else’s work wasn’t as easy as it is today. However, with the boom of the internet and digital age, it has become common for artists, writers, and others who publish […]

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India Launches Mobile App to Help Startups, SMEs Protect their IPRs

The Modi government, on 14th October 2019, has launched a dedicated mobile app and website to assist Indian startups and SMEs with the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). DPIIT, the Department for the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade along with Qualcomm and National Law University, Delhi, has developed these dedicated tools. Guruprasad Mohapatra, secretary DPIIT, […]

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Facebook’s Calibra Sued for Trademark Infringement over Identical Logo

Facebook’s cryptocurrency project named Libra has hit another roadblock as Current, a mobile banking app, has sued its Calibra subsidiary for Trademark Infringement over the similarity of logos. According to the complaint submitted on 10th October 2019 in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Current alleges that Calibra’s logo isn’t […]

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How Can You Protect Your Industrial Design In India?

In our day-to-day life, we come across various objects that are recognized by their designs. Products that are artistically designed can grab the attention of the viewers the moment they see them. To get these kinds of eye-catchy designs, you may need to invest thousands in hiring professional designers or getting blueprints. Obviously, you wouldn’t […]

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