Can food recipes be protected under intellectual property?

Ever wanted to know the recipe for your favourite dish in a restaurant? Or wished that you could make Pringles at home? They wouldn’t be special or in demand anymore if you could…


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Intellectual Property Cases – restoring faith in the Indian Judiciary

The efficiency of the Indian judiciary has been the subject of many a discussion at both professional and personal gatherings that I’ve attended. The media has covered the…


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Fluid trademarks – Go with the flow?

Most of us use Google almost every day and intentionally or unintentionally, we look forward to seeing what the Google Doodle of the day would be! Well, that is the kind of impact…


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How can I protect my intellectual property rights in mobile applications?

There’s no dearth for mobile applications on smartphones. There’s an app for everything today and you’ll definitely find one to meet your requirements. We’re spoilt for choices…


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Don’t mess with the wrestlers! – WWE awarded an injunction and damages against unauthorised distributors in India

If you are a wrestling fan, you would have definitely heard of John Cena, Randy Orton, The Rock, Cm Punk, Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, The Great Khali, Rey Mysterio, HHH, Edge etc.…


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Non Disclosure Agreements – Tell me what the secret is and I’ll tell you if it was a secret.

I’d written about Trade Secrets a while back, and the only way to protect those secrets in India, (barring not revealing them to another soul) is through Non Disclosure Agreements…


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Court rules on dispute relating to trademark assignment

Assignment of trademarks is a process in which the owner of the trademark transfers the ownership of the mark either with or without the goodwill of the business. We had earlier…


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To do or not to do – Validity of the registration of a trademark at an interlocutory stage 

Recently, the Bombay High Court heard two appeals together to rule on the same point of law, i.e., whether the Court could go into the question of validity of the registration of…


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Amendment to the Design Rules in India

The Controller of Patents, Designs and Trademarks recently through a public notice dated January 2, 2015 brought to the notice of the public that the Design rules have been…


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