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Champagne And Passing Off: The Case Of Bollinger v Costa Brava Wine Co. Ltd. Revisited

Anushka Agarwal revisits the celebrated Bollinger case. She provides a detailed analysis of the Classic Trinity test laid down in this case and examines if it is still relevant. The article also explains the difference between the remedy of passing-off and trademark infringement.

Comparative Advertising and its Implications in the Present Scenario

In this article, Akhil Satheesh explains the position of the Indian law on comparative advertising, its adequacy, and the scope for betterment.

Non-Traditional Marks – A brief peek into the future

Non-traditional marks are IPRs that do not belong to the conventional trademark. In this post, Adv. Elizabeth Puthran analyzes its position in India.

IPpetite – Serving 1

Welcome to IPpetite. We’re here to satisfy your weekly cravings for Intellectual Property news from all over the globe, in bite sized portions. Bon IPpetite! 1. India, South Africa call for waiver of IP, patents under certain TRIPS provisions for… Continue Reading →

The Software Patentability Conundrum: A nutshell

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.

Negative Spaces of Intellectual Property- A Cursory Glance

Varada Balachandran explores the concept of ‘negative spaces’ in IP law, i.e. those areas of creation that thrive with little or no intellectual property protection. The elements for a creation to fall under its ambit is identified along with the reasons for creators consciously choosing to not invest in IP protection.

GI update: Pokkali

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… Continue Reading →

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