How 3D Printing Industry Influences Intellectual Property (IP)?

Emerged in the 1980s, 3D technology, due to the availability of high-performance and low-cost 3D printers, has now come within the reach of not just big organizations but ordinary consumers as well. By fulfilling expectations of different types of businesses and people, it is emerging as one of the best technologies in the present rapidly […]

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Bombay HC: Defendants in Trademark & IPR dispute were fined Rs 5 Crore

Intended to deter people from practising the unlawful undertakings of making profits illegally, the Bombay High Court (HC) took a strict step. In a case filed this year, Justice SJ Kathawalla punished the defendants who were selling poor-quality pipes on a renowned company’s name. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “There is a sufficiency in the world […]

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Why Intellectual Property Rights are Important in Current Era?

In the modern world, intellectual property rights have a significant influence on international trade and indigenous trade of every nation. With the advent of digitalization, there are high chances of creative ideas being stolen by any third party, without any prior permission. The importance of intellectual property protection fluctuates in a different part of the world. […]

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Bombay HC Sentences Oil Proprietor in IPR Dispute

The Bombay High Court has convicted an oil proprietor of an edible oil company for 8 weeks for “brazen breach” of the March 2017 order,   for copyright infringement of Cargil India Pvt. Ltd, the Indian arm of the US multinational giant. Justice SJ Kathawalla of Bombay High Court was hearing the plea made by Cargil […]

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Google and IPRS Sign A Music Licensing Deal for India

The Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) has granted the music license to the tech giant, Google, permitting the company to utilize its group member work collection across Google-owned YouTube and other related services in the country. Registered under the Copyright Act, 1957, the IPRS is a copyright body, of music owners, including composers, lyricists, […]

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Protection of Industrial Designs in India

Industrial Design Protection is meant for fortifying the distinct and unique characteristics of surface pattern, shape or colour combination which, when applied to a functional article (two- dimensional, or three dimensional), enhances aesthetics and refines the visual appearance of the design. In India, the Design Act, 2000, regulates the mechanism of the industrial design registration. […]

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Enforcement and Protection of Trademark Rights in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, the Trademark Act of 2009 and the Trademark Rules, 1963 present a legal basis of dealing with the mechanism of registration and protection of trademarks. According to the 2009 Act, the registered proprietor of a trademark in respect of any goods or services owns the exclusive rights to the use of the trademark […]

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Laws for Registration of Well-known Marks in India

WHAT IS A WELL-KNOWN TRADEMARK? A well-known trademark is a trademark which is widely known to the prominent section of the public and enjoys a relatively high reputation. If any other party uses that protected well-known mark on their products or services, it would be deemed a sign that the product or service is associated […]

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