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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Can You Seek a Patent on Life Forms?

Claiming Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) over a subject matter as debatable as life forms has created diverse opinions since the day such a claim application was first made. It is very important to assess the same, morally, ethically, and legally, in the light of accepted norms laid by the Patent Laws in different major jurisdictions. A life […]

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Understanding Compulsory Licensing and Access to Essentials

The domain of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), especially after the adoption of the Uruguay Round’s resultant, the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), has led to the adoption of an expanded understanding of IPRs in contemporary fields to strengthen the legal position of the rights holders. Such extension of rights has given […]

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Considering Intellectual Property Rights as a Collateral

In business parlance, assets can be divided into two major classes of tangible and intangible resources. Where tangible resources are constitutive of buildings, machines, and equipment, intangible resources are creations of the mind, which include inventions, literary, artistic, and musical works, labels, designs and symbols, and other goods or services of the like nature. In […]

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Limited Edition Products: Can they be Protected under IP Law?

Several times, we see that luxury brands come up with limited edition products, whether it is cars, watches, cosmetics, chocolates, electronics, etc., and enthusiasts do not spare even a moment to get their hands on these products. Limited edition means that the company sells ‘altered’ limited units of an original best-selling product that already exists […]

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Can Trademark Protection be Extended to Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency has been subjected to constant attention in the past few years for its revolutionary nature. The presence of cryptocurrency is constantly growing, and therefore, it needs the law to transform along with it to address its administration and execution. Several courts have had trouble in applying substantive Trademark Law to this field of technology. […]

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Customs Intervention for IP in the Indian Sub-Continent

Intellectual Propriety (IP) rights holders are under the perpetual threat of counterfeit goods in the market that is growing exponentially with advancing technology and a surge in cross-border trade among countries. Such counterfeit products may not always be produced and distributed for trade and commerce in the domestic market but may also enter illegitimately through the […]

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Determination of Equivalents in a Patent Application

The doctrine stipulates that the scope of a patent is not confined to the literal terms laid in the claims; instead, it embraces all the equivalents to the claims described in the said application. In the absence of such a doctrine, the true essence of the patent and the monopolistic rights would never be realized […]

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Dealing with Counterfeits on E-Commerce Websites

It is estimated that there are about 20 million e-commerce stores selling products on the internet globally today and generating more than one trillion USD in revenue. The world’s largest markets for e-commerce are the United States of America, China, the United Kingdom, etc., with electronics, fashion, books, and tickets being the top categories for […]

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Trade Secrets over Patents? What is the Right Choice for You?

When we talk about safeguarding some specific piece of information that adds to the commercial value of the goods, two obvious options come to our minds. The first is trade secrets, and the second is patents. The choice between the two options widely depends on the type of enterprise, the nature of operations undertaken by […]

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