Category: Intellectual Property

07 Sep
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Why the Name BananaIP? Why Not?

“Are you the Bananas?” the client asked, laughing loudly when we entered. “Yes, we are,” I said, laughing with her. Almost every one laughs when we introduce ourselves for the first time. “Hi, I am from BananaIP.” “Where did you say you are from? Ha Ha Ha” They can’t help laughing. One even went to […]

31 Aug

Privacy and Intellectual Property: Are we trying to kill the snake with a log?

The Right to Privacy is now unquestionably a constitutionally protected fundamental right. The Supreme Court’s order puts it as follows: ” … 2      The reference is disposed of in the following terms: (i)   The decision in M P Sharma which holds that the right to privacy is not protected by the Constitution stands over-ruled; (ii) […]

Corporate seminar on patent concepts for Inventors: Inventing for patents

BananaIP (BIP) Counsels is organizing a first of its kind Program to help Companies Generate Business and value Driven Patents from their inventors. This corporate seminar titled “The Strategic Inventor” is designed and delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, a well-known Patent Attorney and thought leader in the field. The primary objective of the program […]

26 Jun

Industrial Designs and Yoga

To commemorate the 3rd International Yoga day, we bring to you accessories that have acquired design registrations that help one to practice yoga. Pants Knee Zone for Yoga Pants The above design registration bearing number D732,277 was filed in 2012 as “Pants knee zone for yoga pants, dance pants, rock climbing pants, gardening pants or […]

22 Jun

Yoga Patents

The third international day of YOGA is being celebrated worldwide on 21st June. On 11th December 2014, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared June 21st as International Day of Yoga. Yoga is a universal language which is not all about exercise but it has other dimensions attached to it. The word ‘Yoga’ literally means ‘union’- […]

4th International Biennial Conference on Management of Intellectual Property Rights and Strategy (MIPS) 2018

  Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay through the support of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) IPR Chair Project, Government of India and National Institute of Industrial Engineering, (NITIE) is hosting the 4thInternational Conference on Management of Intellectual Property Rights and Strategy MIPS 2018 at IIT Bombay, India. The core […]

16 Jun
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PG Diploma in Patinformatics by CSIR – URDIP

Dear readers, it is our pleasure to inform you that CSIR – URDIP is inviting applications for a full-time post-graduate diploma course in Patinformatics. The course will be for a duration of one year, beginning on August 7, 2017 and the students will be taught patent search and analysis, essential for the purpose of creating […]

05 Jun
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Creativity, Illegality and Intellectual Property

Thinking, understanding, reasoning, and articulating creativity is very difficult, if not impossible. Creativity is shapeless, and any defined approach to creativity defeats its ends. It is into this unstructured, boundless, and absolutely free world that the concept of intellectual property was introduced. IP, in its unduly glorified form, seeks to give shape to certain understandable […]

20 May

Employment to Entrepreneurship: Arnab Goswami, Times Now, Republic TV and Intellectual Property

The row between Arnab Goswami and The Times Group (Bennett Coleman & Co.) elucidates some problems an employee turned entrepreneur may face from her/his erstwhile employer. Arnab Goswami was the star of Times Now, a television news channel, and his catch phrase, “The Nation Wants to Know,” is extremely popular, to say the least. At […]

01 May

Fair use exceptions for libraries under Indian copyright law

Indian copyright law provides exceptions to libraries for use of copyrighted works under the statutory fair dealing provisions of the copyright Act (section 52) as well as under the judicially created fair use exception. Broadly the law permits use of copyrighted works by libraries for the following purposes: Research and education; Instructions, teaching and training; […]

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