A careful dissection of the Madrid System

It is appropriately established that the Madrid System is bifurcated into the Madrid Agreement (1891) and the Madrid Protocol (1989). It was a welcoming introduction in the realm of trademarks for it sought to marshal and leave tangle-free the filing of trademarks abroad, which was regarded as being quintessential since trademark laws in all jurisdictions […]

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Key Points – Trademark Registration and Protection in Nepal

In the present highly competitive business environment, economies across the globe are becoming increasingly knowledge and technology-oriented, due to which, Intellectual Property (IP) has gained significant importance too. In line with this global development, Nepal has recognized the value of IP as well. There is indeed a growing trend in the nation both on the […]

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Nirma Won Trademark Infringement Case Against a Rajasthan-based Salt Company

Gujarat-based Nirma Limited, a name trusted in almost every household across India for its wide range of quality products, like cosmetics, soaps, salt, etc., has won a Trademark Infringement case against a Rajasthan-based salt company. A local Court restrained the Rajasthan-based salt company from promoting and selling its products not just under the brand ‘Neema […]

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Operative Strategy to Protect Your Intellectual Property in India

Are you among people who own businesses exporting to or operating in India or who are considering it as a future market? Note that your Intellectual Property (IP) is a valuable business asset, and in an emerging market such as India could be your main competitive advantage. Hence, you should have an IP management strategy […]

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What Photographers Need to Know about Copyright Protection in India?

Modern technology has turned taking photos, editing them, and then sharing them easier than ever. However, this wonderful thing often works as a double-edged sword for photographers and their subjects. There are several misconceptions about the Intellectual Property (IP) law emphasizing who owns photos, what sorts of photos are fine to take, and what one […]

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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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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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Why Intellectual Property Law in South Africa Needs to Be Revised?

Since Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) refer to the rights to exclude others from using or commercializing an asset protected under a trademark, copyright, or patent, they sometimes confer negative rights. This concept shows that there is a growing need to revise the Intellectual Property Law in South Africa (SA) to ensure that those who want […]

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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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China Bids to Lead Global Organization Protecting Intellectual Property

Beijing, the sprawling capital of China, has bid to lead the world agency that’s supposed to safeguard Intellectual Property (IP) and set international standards for trademarks, copyrights, and patents. To indicate its desire to more effectively manage the international IP system surrounding Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), China had already nominated a candidate to head the […]

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