The Role of Trademark in Cultural Appropriation

We have seen countless instances where massive public uproar emerged when brands have come up with merchandise that ‘borrowed’ elements from different cultures. WIPO defines ‘traditional cultural expressions’ as including “music, dance, art, designs, names, signs and symbols, performances, ceremonies, architectural forms, handicrafts, narratives, and many other artistic or cultural expressions.” The role of a […]

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Aligning Outer Space and IPRs – A Pressing Priority

“The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space.” – John F. Kennedy The explorative and exploitative […]

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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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All About Two Vital Trademark Symbols – TM & ®

Undoubtedly, most of us know that a trademark is a type of Intellectual Property (IP) that comprises a recognizable word, sign, symbol, or expression used to distinguish products of a particular source from those of others. However, this is not all. To get the expected benefits from trademarks, you need to be aware of all […]

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Samsung’s Patent Reveals Smartphone with a Pull-out Display

Samsung, a South Korean multinational conglomerate, is on the verge of coming up with several new announcements. For instance, Galaxy Note 10 Series is set to launch next month on 7th August, 2019, at the Unpacked event. Besides, there are rumors that the South Korean giant is actively working on Galaxy S11 lined-up under the […]

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How do Copyrights work with Social Media?

Social media platforms facilitate businesses with lots of opportunities to connect with the internet surfers and convert them into customers. With the help of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and many other famous social media platforms, companies can target and drive immense traffic to their website. Undoubtedly, sharing various types of images and content on these widely […]

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IBM Patents Smartwatch that Unfolds into a Tablet

IBM, one of the biggest tech giants worldwide, has successfully patented a smartwatch that unfolds into a tablet or smartphone. The Patent Application is based on the concept that seems implausible today but could turn real in the future due to rapid enhancements in display technology. The firm applied for the patent in the year […]

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Prime Inc. files a trademark infringement case against Amazon

Prime Inc. based in Springfield, Missouri has filed a case alleging trademark infringement against Amazon for using the word “prime” on its shipping trucks and other vehicles causing losses to Prime Inc. and profits to Amazon. Prime Inc. filed the case on 2nd July, 2019 in the US Federal Court located in the Western District […]

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Protection of Intellectual Property Assets – Key to Success of Startups

In today’s rapidly advancing era, every new day rises with many innovative businesses. However, quite often, only a few of them can attain fruitful outcomes. It is due to many reasons that result in shutting down or inappropriate functioning of a corporation. If you are also planning to start a business, then be cautious. But […]

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