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Did China Copy Disney’s famous track?

  The lack of snow for the  2022 Winter Olympics, is not the only reason why China is facing criticism. The recent controversy faced by the Chinese is with respect to the Official Song for the games, “The Snow and Ice Dance” which has raised some questions about its source. It has been noticed by keen listeners that the song sounds like a rip-off of  “Let It Go,” the popular ballad sung by Idina Menzel . “Let it Go” rose to prominence, as…

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The featured image is of the Lion Capital which consists of the Ashoka Chakra, with a horse and bull on either sides, and an hoisted Indian flag below it. The Lion Capital is the national emblem of India. The image is related to the post as it is a part of the Sinapse Series"Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress". To read the post click here.

Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 5

The post below gives details about the statistics of Geographical Indications (GI) filed and registered in India in the past decade India's journey with Geographical Indications (GI) started almost 10 years back in 2003, when the GI Act and Rules came into force. In order to comply with India's obligations under the TRIPS agreement, India enacted the Geographical Indication of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 which came into force with effect from September 15, 2003. Since 2003, with the first…

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Nike ‘JUMPMAN’ NOT a Copy

Whenever one talks about sport shoes the brand NIKE immediately comes to mind. It is one of the most popular brands and also has releases exclusive editions of shoes for different sports. One such edition is JUMPMAN. This edition was created in 1980s, after Hall of Fame basketball player Michael Jordan entered into a deal with NIKE for a special edition of shoes as well as apparels. Through decades the JUMPMAN logo has been recognized by the logo of Jordan’s…

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Mahindra’s Patent Force Fuels the Fire of Genius

All of us know that Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) at Chennai is a hub for research activity, where hundreds of researchers work on creative, inventive and innovative ideas on a daily basis. Inaugurated in 2010, MRV has been instrumental in helping Mahindra scale up the value chain through its inventions and innovations in automotive/farm sectors. Over the last three years, more than sixty (60) percent of Mahindra's ever growing patent portfolio was contributed by MRV. Today, all of Mahindra's vehicles…

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The featured image is of the Lion Capital which consists of the Ashoka Chakra, with a horse and bull on either sides, and an hoisted Indian flag below it. The Lion Capital is the national emblem of India. The image is related to the post as it is a part of the Sinapse Series"Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress". To read the post click here.

Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 4

The post below gives  details about the statistics of patents filed by Indian states  in the past decade The patent system plays a major role in preventing stagnation of industrial growth by stimulating creation of intellectual property. It propels competitive spirit amongst the inventors and industrialists to forge ahead and make improvements to their products, machines and processes. This results in the advancement of technology and further enhancement in the sphere of knowledge. Indian Patent Office is geographically divided and located…

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The featured image is a thumbs down, opposite of a thumbs up action used as the "like" symbol on Facebook. The post is about a legal matter concerning privacy and data protection of user information on Facebook. To read the post click here.

Data Protection Battle that Facebook Inc. lost

  In a recent turn of events, the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division has given an important ruling with regards to Facebook blocking 400 search warrants, seeking information about the postings of numerous users for a criminal fraud investigation. This decision is imperative as it has been ruled in the wake of the rising importance of privacy rights (data protection). Although the verdict has been unanimous in nature from the Appellate Division's First Department about the warrants, the judges…

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Using Intellectual Property Rights to Build Your Business

Start Ups and the Business of Intellectual Property Intellectual Property (IP) plays a multi-dimensional role in every creative, knowledge and technology driven company and its role is more pertinent to a start up. Its potential to build a layer of competitive advantage, safeguard business vantage, raise investment, prevent misappropriation and enhance valuation, makes IP an important element of every start ups business and growth strategy. As the value of IP to a start up varies based on a multitude of factors…

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The featured image is of the Lion Capital which consists of the Ashoka Chakra, with a horse and bull on either sides, and an hoisted Indian flag below it. The Lion Capital is the national emblem of India. The image is related to the post as it is a part of the Sinapse Series"Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress". To read the post click here.

Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 3

The post provides patent statistics with respect to foreign companies. It covers patent numbers during the last decade. Applications filed by foreign applicants in- Convention Applications-The total number of applications filed claiming priority under the Paris Convention during the year 2013-14 was 3,704.This shows 11.47% decrease in the number of convention applications as compared to previous year's 4,184. PCT National Phase Applications-The majority of foreign applications are filed through the PCT National Phase route. The number of such applications…

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The Featured Image is of a film strip. The post is about a John Doe order obtained by Phantom films, to prevent any online piracy and copyright infringement of their film Masaan. To read the post click here.

John Doe Order for Masaan!

The Bombay High Court passed a John Doe order favoring Phantom Films to prevent the piracy of the movie “Masaan”. Masaan is a movie produced by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane under the Phantom Films banner. The order was not only issued against unknown persons, who are potential infringers but Sonali Cable Vision, SpectraNet (an ISP), Manish Realties, Macassar Productions, and Sikhya Entertainment were also named as defendants. This was a step taken towards curbing the nefarious act of piracy. Phatom…

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