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Orphan Works in the Age of Digitization

By, Rose Ann Joseph An orphan work, as the name suggests is a copyrighted work, but for which, there is no detectible right holder. Before classifying a work as ‘orphan’, the person who is seeking to use this material should… Continue Reading →

Fair use as a Scope of Copyright Protection

By, Sherry Shukla and Arpit Lahoti    The scope of copyright protection has both legal and practical dimension and the combination of both produces a scope in economic terms. Various elements are associated with a Copyright as far as its… Continue Reading →

TRIPS and IP Crimes

By, Saransh Chaturvedi    Introduction The adoption of Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which formed part of the agreements established the World Trade Organization, established a minimum level of protection with respect to various forms… Continue Reading →

Conflict of Western Ideas with Local Customs: Intellectual Property Regime in the Middle East

By, Mohit Kar Intellectual Property Rights (“IPR”) in the Middle East are based on the idea of Western influence on foreign laws, which have now been assimilated into the local laws.[i] It is an illustration of the West’s supremacy in… Continue Reading →

The Battle of the Soaps – India’s first COVID-19 related IP Dispute

One of the suggested methods in preventing the spread of COVID-19 is washing hands with soap and water. This simple yet effective method has paved the way for India’s first IP dispute between Dettol’s makers, Reckitt Benckiser and Hindustan Unilever Limited. Sayesha Battacharya analyzes the current dispute and also takes the reader through some of the advertising wars between Reckitt Benckiser and HUL.

Regulating Curated Content: It Will Take A Lot More Than Mere Amending Existing Laws

Prabhdeep Kaur addresses the issue of regulation of online curated content in the light of the fight against piracy and the recent development of “Digital Curated Content Complaint Council’. The author also examines how various countries shape their law to keep up with emerging technologies to see if self-regulation of such content is possible.

Patent Law during COVID 19: The re-emergence of Compulsory Licensing

Shreya Srivastava analyses how COVID-19 which has forced the countries to shut its borders has paved the way for the re-emergence of compulsory licensing. Many countries without existing provisions for the same have amended their laws in the wake of the pandemic for better accessibility of essential items. The author also looks into the probable developments in the Indian scenario.

The Rubik’s Cube Conundrum Finally Solved

By, Sandhya Gupta The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) granted trademark protection to Seven Towers in 1999 for its famous ‘Rubik’s Cube’ which is a three-dimensional puzzle. At the time of registration, Seven Towers only provided the visual, graphical… Continue Reading →

Work Generated by AI Machinery – Does IP Law Protect Such Works?

By, Vivan Jhaveri and Nayanikaa Shukla INTRODUCTION Mark Mallia would never have comprehended that of the minds that would try to recreate his work one among them would be artificial. Recently, a robot named Universal Machine Artist (“UMA”) has made… Continue Reading →

Duty-bound Trade Mark Registrar: Case of IP Attorneys Association v. Controller General

By, Yash Raj   The Hon’ble Delhi High Court recently through a Single Judge Bench of Hon’ble Mr. Justice J.R. Midha in the case of Intellectual Property Attorneys Association v. The Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks[1] arising… Continue Reading →

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