Vulgar Trademarks – How comfortable would the Indian Trademark Registry have been with ‘Comfyballs’

Amidst the major IP disputes of the week, with Ericsson stopping Xiaomi over a patent dispute and the Supreme Court denying Bayer’s appeal against the compulsory license, there…


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Protection for colours under the Trademark Law in India

All marketing techniques are aimed to capture the attention of the consumer and make an impact. A distinctive trademark with a catchy tag line and colour scheme is probably more…


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The Curious Case of two Copied Patents and the Novelty of Transparency

The Calcutta High Court, in November had the opportunity to deal with a rather interesting patent dispute where one person tried invalidating a patent which was identical to his;…


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How to protect your music or art in India?

YouTube is filled with videos of people (budding artists!) singing songs of their favourite artists in their own style and giving it their personal touch or artists who are…


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Assignment of Copyright in India

There have been too many copyright issues in the recent times, either between the producer or the director of the film with regard to ownership of copyright or between say, a…


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What do you think about the IPR Think Tank in India or the National IP Policy?

Almost every morning most of the dailies these days carry at-least one article on intellectual property, whether it is about scriptwriters fighting producers on copyright for…


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Copyright on Architectural Works in India – A weak foundation?

Copyright law never ceases to surprise us with its complex yet interesting issues that affect our day to day lives. About a week ago, the IP world was flooded with news that…


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Intellectual Property Law for Fashion designers

The Fashion Industry is an Intellectual property intensive industry as it is that industry that involves continuous creation of new and innovative ideas that are commercially…


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Revocation of patents in India – High Court clarifies position on Section 8

I had recently written about the importance of disclosing status of foreign applications to the Indian Patent Office and how non-compliance can result in revocation of patents…


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Copyright for script writers – Don’t copy, just write!

“I could not afford to go to Delhi just to register my script” says Mr. Gopi, a script writer who recently filed a suit against the “Kaththi” director Murugadoss accusing him of…


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