Celebrity Rights under Intellectual Property

Have you ever wondered whether a celebrity has rights over his or her name, personality, the image in society, photographs, and publicity? The answer is a definite yes. The term celebrity comes from the Latin word ‘celebritatem,’ which means the condition of being famous. Today, actors, authors, artists, politicians, models, athletes, musicians, singers, television personalities, […]

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Colour Trademarks in the Pharmaceutical Industry

A trademark aids the customers in identifying the goods and services of one undertaking from those of others. In the present fast-paced society, conventional marks are not the only type of marks available that are worthy of obtaining trademark protection. Colours and colour combinations play a significant role in differentiating the goods in the market. […]

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Local IT Company Sues Microsoft Alleging Trademark Infringement

Azure Knowledge Corporation, an Ahmedabad-based Information Technology (IT) company, has quite recently filed a lawsuit in the city civil court against the tech giant Microsoft Corporation and its Indian arm, Microsoft India, alleging Trademark Infringement. DV Shah, the judge for the lawsuit filed, had issued notices to the defendants on 10th February 2020 itself, and […]

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Sharp Sues Vizio Alleging LCD Patent Infringement

Sharp Corporation, a Japanese multinational corporation specializing in designing and manufacturing electronic items, has quite recently filed a Patent Infringement lawsuit against defendants Vizio Inc. (a privately held company specializing in designing and manufacturing soundbars, speakers, and televisions) and other companies in its supply chain. In the lawsuit filed at the California Central District Court, […]

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Dyson Files Patent Application for Headphones with Built-in Air Purifier

Dyson Ltd, a British technology company that designs and manufactures household appliances such as vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, etc., has applied for the Patent Registration of a new pair of headphones with a built-in air purifier. Filed with the UK’s Intellectual Property Office, the company’s patent application describes a pair of headphones with advanced technology-based air […]

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Worldwide Scenario and Legal Aspects of AI Patent Filing

In the present 21st century, the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is omnipresent in diverse spheres of human life. Owing to this, not all but most AI experts and innovators today are rushing towards creating their Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio in this area. All these facts have led to a wide range of AI and […]

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How Are Colleges Working to Protect Copyright, Patent on Student Creations?

As innovation due to the rapidly advancing technology increasingly becomes core to the college education, campuses are stepping ahead to protect the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) of their students. Intended to help students identify their Intellectual Property (IP) while respecting others’ IP, they are setting up dedicated IPR cells to streamline paperwork, offer legal counseling, […]

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Xiaomi Gets Patent for Clamshell Design-featuring Foldable Phone

With the Patent that has recently been granted, Xiaomi appears to be in work on a foldable phone with a clamshell design similar to that of the Motorola Razr (2019). The Patent Application shows the foldable smartphone with a clamshell design and a pop-up camera setup. In the past also, Xiaomi teased its foldable smartphone, […]

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Top Five Reforms Made to Trademark Law of Canada in 2019

After around five years of anticipation, sweeping reforms to the Trademark Law of Canada had finally come into force on 17th June 2019. Well, these changes that have influenced the Intellectual Property (IP) industry are many in numbers, and being familiar with all of them may appear a bit arduous and frustrating. Hence, to help […]

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What the 2019’s Amendments Brought for Patent Application Process in India?

Aiming to encourage and assist the inventors in coming up with more and more useful inventions, the Indian government and authorities taking care of Intellectual Property Law in India have taken a remarkable step. The step, including the following and more reforms in Patent rules, has made the Patent Application Process in India considerably easier. […]

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