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Choosing the Right IP Name/Business Representation

Trademark Infringement

This post was first published on March 14th, 2013. Name, logo, device or any other form of business representation is generally the first asset created by an entrepreneur. Often entrepreneurs finalize on a name or logo and develop a strong emotional attachment to it. While it is important to be passionate about your business and its representation, every entrepreneur must take the following steps before finalizing on a business representation: a. Ensure that the name or any other representation shortlisted is capable of achieving strong trademark protection. It is well settled under the trademark law that a fanciful (newly coined word) or...

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Value of IP for Small and Medium Enterprises

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  This post was first published on March 14th, 2013.   Contrary to popular belief in India, Intellectual Property (IP) is neither a boon nor a curse for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Just like other business tools, it is a tool that can provide business and competitive advantage, provided an SME wishes to gain such an advantage. The wish must obviously be backed by appropriate steps in the right direction, in the light of the SMEs business goals. While the overarching objective of this series is to indicate various elements of the path to gaining business value, this article will focus only...

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Apple and Qualcomm settle all patent disputes, World IP Day events, BRICS IP heads meet in South Africa, Kerala Agricultural University to receive National IP Award 2019 and more

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“Indian Patent Statistics, Indian Patent Grants, Interesting Inventions, First Examination Report (FER) Statistics, MNLU to organize a Faculty Development Program on IPR, on World IP Day, IPR Cell of Kerala Agricultural University to receive National IP Award, 2019, Apple and Qualcomm settle their differences with a six-year patent license agreement, 11th meeting of IP Heads of BRICS held in Cape Town, South Africa and other patent news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Patents are like fertilizer. Applied wisely and sparingly, they can increase growth. But if you apply...

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WIPO India Summer School, IP Innovation Gallery opening soon, IPR workshops, Mega patent infringement lawsuit against Apple, patent research grants and more

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  “Indian Patent Statistics, Indian Patent Grants, Interesting Inventions, WIPO Academy to host WIPO – India Summer School, IP Innovation Gallery at RGNIIPM, SEVEN Networks files a mega patent infringement suit on Apple Inc., EPO refers G3/19 issue to the Enlarged Board of Appeals, EPO invites proposals for patent research grants and other patent news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Ideas in your mind have no patent value. They must be expressed or reduced to practice before it is too late” – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Author, Professor and...

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Google, Akamai and Netflix accused of patent infringement, Certificate Course on Patent Law, EPO discusses patentability of plants obtained by essentially biological processes, Microsoft adds 500 to LOT Network and more

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“Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, IPR Workshops, Certificate Course on Patent Law, Google, Akamai and Netflix accused of patent infringement, Madras High Court upholds Kibow Biotech’s patent, EPO member states discuss patentability of plants obtained by essentially biological processes, First trial by China’s Supreme People’s Court for Intellectual Property, Microsoft adds 500 more patents to LOT Network and other news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “If you watched companies such as Sony and Samsung grow, they focused first on features and then on industrial design, which made their...

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Indian patent statistics, Interesting Inventions, SIPP Scheme, EPO signs MOU for SEP’s and more

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  “Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Indian Patent Office releases latest list of facilitators under SIPP Scheme, Call for papers on Intellectual Property and Sports, US Federal Circuit rules against Cisco in a patent infringement law suit, WIPO’s Global IP Services Report shows record - breaking growth in Asia, EPO, CEN and CENELEC sign MoU to support and promote SEP’s” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “People equate patents with secrecy, that secrecy is what patents were designed to overcome. That's why the formula for Coca-Cola was never patented. They kept...

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Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Microsoft sues Foxconn Technology, EPO’s annual report and more

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“Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Union Cabinet approves proposition for compliance of 3 key International Agreements, UAHS hosts National Conference on Biodiversity and Plant Genetic Resource Conservation, Microsoft sues Foxconn Technology for non - payment of royalties, EPO publishes conference report titled: “Talking about a new revolution: Blockchain”, 2018 Annual Report  published by the European Patent Office and other news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Patents are the best and most effective means of controlling competition. They occasionally give absolute command of the market, enabling their owner to name...

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Overlapping IP Protection: Call for Caution

The image depicts a venn diagram of Copyright, Patent and Trademark

This post was first published on September 11th, 2012. Rights and protection are both victim and villain in overlapping. Overlapping and provision of simultaneous or sequential protection for some inventive and creative works have become a part of the expansive Intellectual property law regime. For example, both copyright law and trademark law now protect ‘Angry Birds’ and ‘Miley Cyrus’. Overlapping copyright and trademark protection for these two characters not only means that their creators receive all the benefits flowing from both the copyright regime and the trademark system, but it also means that many of the benefits that would otherwise flow to...

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Why Do Indian Companies Acquire Patents?

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This post was last published on May 31st, 2012. Most people would assume that the answer to the question is obvious. But it is not. Ideally, patents are acquired to gain competitive advantage and through it, business value. In our quest to learn the answer, we have by virtue of studying about a hundred companies of varied sizes, realized that only twenty percent of them actually acquire patents to gain a business advantage. Why then do others invest in patents? Some of the most common reasons are: To meet the targets met by the senior management About eighty percent among the large companies file...

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Would Licensing a Sound Recording Call For Separate License From the Lyricist and Composer?

This post was last published on May 15th, 2012.   The case ruling in IPRS v. Aditya Pandey came as a huge loss to the music composers and lyricists of the industry. It was held that no separate license was required from the copyright owner of literary and musical work (lyricist and composer) that embody a sound recording. A brief overview of the facts are as follows-  The appellant, Indian Performing Right Society Ltd. (IPRS - for short) is a Copyright Society registered under Section 33 of the Copyright Act 1957 and has around 1478 members who are either authors of the lyrics or...

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