By Afzal Mohhamad Introduction For far too long, there has been a continuous scuffle between employers and employees on the usage of the customer lists by the employees post-termination by the employer. Though sometimes bound by the legal obligations under the contract signed between the two parties, this matter has been a bone of contention... Continue Reading →
By, Sonakshi Bannerjee INTRODUCTION Copyright aims to incentivise authors to create artistic works that they might otherwise not produce fearing its misappropriation by others, for profit.[i] Protection under copyright is granted only to expressions and not to mere ideas.[ii] A fictional character is a work of words and its characteristics and appearance gets distinction through... Continue Reading →
By Aman Tolwani Introduction 21st century, the age of digitisation when everything around us is in digital mode, a well written thought by a renowned author fits this scenario, ”today we’re trying soo hard to capture each and every moment, that we are actually forgetting how to live every moment” we’re posting our whole life... Continue Reading →
By Chandni Ghatak The primary objective behind the formation of the copyright regime worldwide, was two-fold in nature. First, it was to essentially protect and grant exclusive rights to the one who made such work possible. Second and perhaps a... Continue Reading →
The grant of patents have always required that certain criteria be met, generally the trifecta of novelty , innovation and industrial applicability. What about something that can meet all the above criteria and cant be patented? Software is the most common example of this and the problems faced in patenting it is examined in this piece.
By Varada Balachandran The recognition of rights in intellectual property is based on the presumption that monetary incentive can drive creation and exclusivity acts as a reward for creation. Exclusivity translates into the ability to extract money out of one’s creation. It is fascinating then that in spite of the growth of law in this... Continue Reading →