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, Ankita Aseri INTRODUCTION The Amending Act has given affirmative rights to the performers by omitting Sub-sections 3 & 4 of Section 38 and inserting a new section in compliance with Article 6 to 10 of WPPT. Section 2(qq) of the Act defines “performer” whichincludes an actor, singer, musician, dancer, acrobat or any other... Continue Reading →
By Apoorv K.C There has been a perpetual conflict in the arena of Intellectual Property Rights and Human Rights. The world currently is suffering from what the experts call, ‘book famine’. Book famine is, simply speaking, the lack of accessibility of books. Book famine exists on a larger scale for the blind, visually impaired or... Continue Reading →
By Gaurav Saxena Historically, the IOC has used Olympic IPR to raise funds for the Olympic Movement. While the initial Games were predominantly supported by various National Governments and other private donations, even the first ever games did see a bit of IPR related activity – an important portion of the budget came from the... 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.
Of the many issues faced by Pokkali, the greatest threat to it has not been the utilization or lack thereof of its GI status, but the loss of cultivable land. The land reclamation projects approved by the Government of Kerala has accelerated this trend. However, recently the Kerala Cabinet had to bow to pressure from... Continue Reading →