How to Avoid Intellectual Property (IP) Issues in Today’s Virtual World?

Virtual reality, abbreviated as VR, is not a new technology. It has been around us, in one or the other form, since the mid-twentieth century. However, it has achieved tremendous popularity now due to the vast advancements in technology and mobile data services. As the prices of VR devices are continuously becoming affordable to ordinary […]

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Delhi High Court pulls up Prasar Bharati for using the word ‘Dish’

On 16th July 2019, the Delhi High Court (HC) restrained India’s largest public broadcasting agency, Prasar Bharati from infringing the trademark ‘Dish’ of Dish TV. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw through an interim order revealed that it is unexpected of the public sector enterprise infringing the mark of another company, and hence, the defendant was restrained […]

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Virgil Abloh’s Off-white Sued for Trademark Infringement

New York-based marketing and creative agency, OffWhite Productions has filed a Trademark Infringement case against Virgil Abloh’s OffWhiteTM. It claimed that the defendant is infringing its trademark rights by using a name similar to its brand name. The case filed by complainant contains many claims, such as: OffWhite Productions has been utilizing its Registered Trademark […]

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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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Justice Dipak Misra: Stringent Laws & Collaborative Enforcement Vital to Safeguard IPR

  Dipak Misra, former CJI (Chief Justice of India) said that businesses in the present global economy emphasize keenly managing the Intellectual Property (IP) to stay competitive. Hence, stringent laws and their collaborative enforcement are essential for safeguarding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in India. At a conference in New Delhi, Misra spoke on intellectual property […]

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Importance of Geographical Indication

With the rapid advancements in technology and innovation, almost everything is undergoing reforms. Various sectors, including agricultural, industrial, and many others are developing at a high pace. For example, some years ago, we were able to have the pleasure of just a few varieties of tea, say one or two. But, nowadays, people have involved […]

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US companies want changes in Indian policies on e-commerce & IPRs

As per the advocacy group USISPF (US-India Strategic Partnership Forum) which is based in Washington, American firms want the Indian government, BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) to participate in “bold reforms” across a wide range of areas encompassing e-commerce, intellectual property rights, data localisation, land & labour laws and policies. Intended to reinforce the economic and […]

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