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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Xiaomi Gets Patent for Clamshell Design-featuring Foldable Phone

With the Patent that has recently been granted, Xiaomi appears to be in work on a foldable phone with a clamshell design similar to that of the Motorola Razr (2019). The Patent Application shows the foldable smartphone with a clamshell design and a pop-up camera setup. In the past also, Xiaomi teased its foldable smartphone, […]

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What the 2019’s Amendments Brought for Patent Application Process in India?

Aiming to encourage and assist the inventors in coming up with more and more useful inventions, the Indian government and authorities taking care of Intellectual Property Law in India have taken a remarkable step. The step, including the following and more reforms in Patent rules, has made the Patent Application Process in India considerably easier. […]

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Planning to File a Patent Application? Don’t Miss on These 5 Points

Amongst many different things inventors need to do to succeed, applying for a patent is the most vital one. Sadly, most of them often either ignore or delay carrying out this significant task for a variety of reasons, like lack of knowledge regarding the law, insufficient budget, etc. Undoubtedly, waiting to File a Patent Application […]

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GNOME Foundation to Battle a Patent Troll in Court

The GNOME Foundation, a maker of the eponymous Linux desktops, has been hit with a sueball by Rothschild Patent Imaging LLC over how its Shotwell photo manager manages photos. The plaintiff has alleged in a complaint filed at the United States District Court Northern California that the defendant has infringed its patent for a “Wireless […]

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Are Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents the Same or Different?

People often confuse whether Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents have any difference or not. Though appear a bit similar yet these three most common forms of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are quite different as each safeguards different assets. Getting familiar with copyrights, trademarks, and patents is essential for keeping your assets away from infringement issues. What […]

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Louis Vuitton takes on Belle International over Copycat Sneakers

Louis Vuitton, a France fashion house and luxury retail company, is suing two Belle International (women’s shoe retailer in China) subsidiaries for infringement in connection with its Archlight sneakers. According to the Louis Vuitton’s complaint filed in an intellectual property high court in Hong Kong, Belle International (China) and Best Able Footwear – both subsidiaries […]

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Victoria’s Secret’s recent message to rising rival by means of Trademark Applications

Victoria’s Secret, an American retailer of women’s lingerie, throws shade at its budding rival ThirdLove, an online Lingerie startup by filing an application for trademark registration at the US Patent and Trade Office (USPTO). Whilst ThirdLove might be disrupting the business on women’s lingerie, Victoria’s Secret still considers itself as consumers “first love”. Although, the […]

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Apple’s ‘Think different’ versus Swatch’s ‘Tick different’

‘Think different’ is a very famous advertising slogan used by Apple since 1997. Swatch, a Swiss watchmaker, advertised its watch using the slogan ‘Tick different’. This led to a legal trademark dispute between both the companies in which Apple lost to Swatch two times in recent weeks. Swatch, advertised and promoted its NFC- capable watch […]

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Kellogg’s ‘Fruit Loop’ opposition rejected

The Fuller’s brewery of Britain achieved a successful outcome when the UK  Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) rejected a trademark opposition brought by the American food manufacturing company, Kellogg.  On May 2, 2019, Thursday, the UKIPO issued a decision in favor of the brewery, stating that Kellogg’s couldn’t bespeak reputation of its ‘Froot Loops’ brand in […]

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