Intellectual property rights

Licensing as a Solution to looming issues in Patent Law

Licensing as a Solution to looming issues in Patent Law

Licensing can be a useful tool in addressing challenges in patent law. Voluntary licensing can promote competition and innovation, while compulsory licensing can provide solutions to issues such as high prices for essential medicines, access to technology, and research obstacles. However, it is crucial to balance the interests of patent owners and the public to ensure that patent law serves its intended purpose of incentivizing innovation and safeguarding the wider population’s interests.

IPR Relevance in Business Transactions in India

IPR Relevance in Business Transactions in India

Intellectual property rights (IPRs) are valuable assets for any business, and copyrights and trademarks are two of the most common forms of IPRs. Copyrights protect the original works of authorship, such as literary, musical, and artistic works, while trademarks protect distinctive signs, symbols, and logos that are used to distinguish goods or services. In India, the Copyright Act, of 1957 and the Trade Marks Act, of 1999 govern the copyright and trademark laws respectively. This article will discuss the relevance of copyrights and trademarks in business transactions in India.

Blockchain Technology and Intellectual Property Rights

Blockchain Technology and Intellectual Property Rights

Blockchain technology offers a new way to safeguard your hard-earned work, research, and theories, for which you have invested your time, energy, and money. It enables individuals to have tamper-proof evidence of copyright ownership. In the past decade, blockchain and ledger technology have been utilized in every sector. It has even changed the paradigm for various companies prioritising protecting their essential data. Many companies today are investing significant amounts of money to take advantage of the benefits of blockchain technology. This article analyses the concept of Blockchain along with its nexus with various Intellectual property rights.

Basics of the Indian Copyright Act

Basics of the Indian Copyright Act: All You Need to Know

Copyright basically protects the original work relating to music, art, cinematography, sound recordings, drama, and literary work from unapproved and unlicensed use by any person. Copyright protection provides the exclusive right to an individual who has produced any aforementioned original work it means everyone else is excluded from unauthorized and unapproved use of that work. It is also a negative right as it prevents other people from unapproved use. In India, copyright protection is provided by the Copyright Act of 1957 for regulating and governing copyright.

Subway Trademark Case

Subway Trademark Case: All you need to know

Delhi High Court: In a case where Subway sought an injunction for its mark “SUBWAY” against the mark “SUBERB,” C. Hari Shankar, J. dismissed the application and held that after Infinity Food made changes to the decor, layout, the wall hanging, menu cards, and staff and outlet uniforms, the mark’s appearance could not be said to be confusingly similar to Subway’s device mark, “SUBWAY.” A case of trademark infringement brought by the international fast food chain against Suberb, a Delhi-based restaurant, was dismissed by the Delhi High Court. A “sub” is not only a sandwich from Subway. According to the court, the term “sub” is frequently used to refer to submarine sandwiches, which are made using a cylindrical bread roll that has been split down the middle and is filled.

Patents and AI inventions: Latest Judgments and challenges

Patents and AI inventions: Latest Judgments and challenges

As a distinct academic discipline, artificial intelligence research was established in 1956. For scientists, the concept of artificial intelligence is not a novel one. You might be surprised to learn how old this technology is. Ancient Greek and Egyptian mythologies contain stories about mechanical men as well. Here are a few significant turning points in AI history that illustrate its evolution from its earliest iterations to the present day. Artificial intelligence is discussed in this article, along with its current state, evaluations, and difficulties.

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