By Sadhana Madhavan The Intellectual Property Rights protect the creators of intellectual property like patents, trademarks, designs, geographical indication, copyrights and industrial designs. This gives the creator a monopoly over the product for a certain period. Trademark protects brands or marks and prohibit others from duplicating or replicating the owner’s mark. Trademark has been defined... 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 →
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 →
By Sushma Sosha Philip Britain’s much speculated upon vote to divorce itself from the European Union, took place on 23rd June, 2016 through a referendum. It was rather an unhappy day for Britain’s youth, who vented their frustration on various social media platforms, through tweets, memes and even going so far as to draw comparisons... Continue Reading →
By Savithri Rajeev Business method patents are a comparatively new genus of patent which essentially includes granting of patents for business methods adopted by various economic enterprises. Even though a concrete definition of what amounts to business methods is nowhere defined, the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) has developed a summarized definition of business... Continue Reading →
By Apoorv K.C & Alan Dev On May 13th 2016, Arun Jaitley announced the much awaited Intellectual Property Rights Policy.[i] The policy was released by the Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (hereinafter 'DIPP'). The Policy aims at creating awareness about the importance of IPRs as... 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.