ORIGINALITY, AUTHOR AND PUBLICATION: THE THREE MUSKETEERS OF COPYRIGHT OVER CUSTOMER LIST

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 →

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PROTECTION OF FICTIONAL CHARACTERS UNDER COPYRIGHT LAW

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 →

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.

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