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Choosing the Right Trademark- How Important is it Anyway?

  First Publication Date: 8th January 2010   How important is it to choose the right trademark and how to choose the apt mark? With more and more courts and decisions focusing on the strength of the mark it definitely becomes quintessential to choose and apply for the right trademark. We don't have to search hard to look for such illustrations where the strength of the mark in some way decided the fate of the case. Fenil in his post titled "Could exclusivity…

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This image depicts the technological advancement that is 'stem cell regeneration'. It depicts the harvesting of stem cells in a perti dish and their development into a human organ. But is this miracle patentable? Click on the image to read the full post.

ECJ Stems “Stem Cell” Patents

The sticky nature of Biotechnology research has always led to massive debates every time there was a path-breaking discovery. It happened with Nucleic acids, amino acids, genetic modifications, transgenic animals, and now stem cell research. This has been mainly because of its close and unavoidable link to life. When we came to believe that stem cell therapy for all monstrous ailments is around the corner, the moral police made its presence felt. After the famous WARF patents in the US,…

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Indian Performing Rights Society v. Eastern Indian Motion Pictures Ltd.

Citation: AIR 1977 SC 1443, (1977) 2 SCC 820, [1977] 3 SCR 206 Facts: This is a dispute that broke out in a matter involving rights over Indian literary and music works for which the copyright subsides in India. Parties to the dispute were the Indian performing right society and the cinematograph exhibitors association of India. IPRS incorporated on 23/08/1969 in the state of Maharashtra governed by copyright Act 1957 has the authority for issuing licenses for performance in public of all…

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Request for Examination of a Patent Application – Mandatory Requirement in India

In the Indian patent system, a request to the patent office has to be made to process the application to the Examination stage. Unlike other countries like the USA, where the examination fee has to be paid at the time of filing itself, Indian Patent Act 1970 provides 4 years time frame to file and pursue the application to the examination stage. A request for examination has to be filed within 48 months from the date of priority (priority date here…

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This image depicts a confused and hesitant man working on a computer. This image is relevant because the post talks about the possibility of maintaining trade secrecy. Click on the image to view full post

Is Trade Secrecy Always Possible?

The possibility of protection and a company's capability to protect a secret is indeed an important factor to be considered while defining the nature of protection. Though many factors may be in favor of trade secret protection over patent protection, the incapability of an organization to maintain secrecy is a very important factor and may shift the balance. The kind of information sought to be safeguarded, measures required for protection, nature of business, organization's stature, and so on play a very…

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