Copyright and Music Licensing

Have you ever wondered whether the music that a cafe plays for its customers requires a license? The answer is yes. Such actions require a Music License. A music license is a right granted by the copyright holder or his/her agent for the broadcast, recreation, or performance of a copyrighted work. A music license ensures that […]

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Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights – A Brief Outline

Just like other laws require a mechanism of careful administration to reach their full potential in socio-economic terms; Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) also require a fair deal of enforcement measures to be taken into consideration to ensure equitable implementation. Such measures help curb undermining the efforts of authors and proprietors and ensure even-handed distribution of […]

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Consumer Protection in the Light of Intellectual Property Ecosystem

Intellectual Property (IP) laws have wider ramifications than just the traditional notion of safeguarding the commercial interest of the proprietor of such rights as they intend to strike a balance between private and public interests. The pursuit of research and development, innovation, trade-related strategies revolve around the ambit of IP, which, in turn, shapes the end […]

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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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