LG Enters Patent Infringement Dispute against Hisense

South Korean Electronics Maker LG Electronics Inc., on 5th November 2019, has announced that it filed a Patent Infringement lawsuit against Hisense, alleging that the Chinese TV manufacturer has violated its TV-related patents. LG announced that it filed complaints against Chinese and American branches of Hisense in the central district court of California for allegedly […]

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Geographical Indications and Designation of Origin

Geographical indication, popularly known as GI, may not be a new term for you. But, what about the Designation of Origin? Are you aware of this phrase? Besides, are you familiar with Geographical Indication in a complete sense? If yes, then we are proud to appreciate you as having information regarding such crucial things is […]

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The Ultimate Guide to DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)

The most common challenge creators face nowadays is a copyright infringement issue. Back in the previous years, i.e., the non-internet century, stealing or distributing someone else’s work wasn’t as easy as it is today. However, with the boom of the internet and digital age, it has become common for artists, writers, and others who publish […]

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India Launches Mobile App to Help Startups, SMEs Protect their IPRs

The Modi government, on 14th October 2019, has launched a dedicated mobile app and website to assist Indian startups and SMEs with the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). DPIIT, the Department for the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade along with Qualcomm and National Law University, Delhi, has developed these dedicated tools. Guruprasad Mohapatra, secretary DPIIT, […]

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Facebook’s Calibra Sued for Trademark Infringement over Identical Logo

Facebook’s cryptocurrency project named Libra has hit another roadblock as Current, a mobile banking app, has sued its Calibra subsidiary for Trademark Infringement over the similarity of logos. According to the complaint submitted on 10th October 2019 in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Current alleges that Calibra’s logo isn’t […]

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Microsoft Files Patent Application for a Virtual Reality Floor Mat

Recently, Microsoft has filed a Patent Application emphasizing a vibrating floor mat that will be helpful in Virtual Reality (VR) gaming. Filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the new patent describes the floor mat as a device that could prevent the gamers or users from colliding with surrounding objects. It further reveals […]

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ACLU Opposes CASE Act’s Copyright “Small Claims” Court

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently said that the CASE Act, which would constitute a copyright “small claims” court, could be disastrous for free speech. The Copyright Alternative in the Small Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (CASE Act of 2019), which was introduced on 1st May 2019 in the US House of Representatives by […]

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