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02 Jan
The image depicts the letters T and M as the post is about trademarks and distinctiveness and dilution. Click here to read the post.

Trademarks: Should Distinctiveness have anything to do with Dilution – By Nandan Pendsey, IP Attorney, USA

Evolution of Dilution as a Remedy: The theory of Dilution as a means of protecting a trademark was first propounded by Frank Schechter in his research article, “The Rational Basis for Trademark Protection”. He advocates in this article that the real function of trademark law is to identify a product as satisfactory and thereby stimulate […]

02 Jan
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Contractual Dispute: Right of Publicity and its Descendibility – By Shahin Shaik, LL.M. (IP), Pierce Law Center, USA.

The right of publicity is defined as the right of each individual to control and profit from the commercial value of his or her own identity. The right as recognizes and protects the unauthorized commercial exploitation of a celebrity’s name (actual or legal), likeness, as well as other aspects of identity such as photograph, portrait, […]

02 Jan
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Entertainment Law: Star Wars: Film permitting, Prior restraint & Governments role in entertainment industry – By Jon Garon, Dean, Hamline University Law School

In the plush offices of StudioCity and in the trenches of Hollywood, a war rages on for control of billions of dollars. Money generated through licensing fees, location rentals, payroll, and equipment purchase and rental in each film and television location pour into the local economy. With the direct effect of motion picture and television […]

02 Jan
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Patent: Patent protection for medical methods: Ethics Vs. Patent incentives – By Kalyan C. Kankanala, Chief Knowledge officer, Brain League IP Services, now BananaIP

The Patent system contributes to human prosperity by promoting the progress of science and technology. It ensures progress by providing incentives to invent, disclose, invest and design around. These incentives assure invention, innovation and efficient use of inventions. Owing to the advantages offered by the patent system, the scope of patentable subject matter has been […]

26 Dec
Characters are pulling a rope written PATENT on top as this article is about Indian Patent Law Basics

Patent: Indian Patent Law Basics – By Vaishali Gopal, Intern, Brain League IP Services, BananaIP

What is a patent? A patent can be defined as a grant of exclusive rights to an inventor over his invention for a limited period of time. The exclusive rights conferred include the right to make, use, exercise, sell or distribute the invention in India. The term of a patent is twenty years, after the […]

26 Dec
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Copyright: Indian Copyright Basics – By Chaitanya.B

What is a Copyright? Copyright, is a form of intellectual property that protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, cinematographic, photographic and sound recording works. Copyright protects the expression of ideas in a tangible form. Protection starts as soon as an idea is expressed on a tangible form. Tangible form includes anything […]

26 Dec
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Trademarks: Basics of Indian Trademark Law – By Aparna Goud,

What is a Trademark? A trademark is any representation, which might be a word, phrase, symbol, design, sound, smell, colour, adopted and used by a company to identify its products or services, and to distinguish them from products and services of others. The primary purpose of a trademark is to prevent consumers from becoming confused […]

24 Dec
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Copyrights: Anti-Circumvention laws to protect Digital Rights: An Indian Perspective

Author Kalyan C. Kankanala[1] , Chief Knowledge officer, Brain League IP Services, now BananaIP visit www.bananaip.com Introduction. 1 Part I – Overview of Anti Circumvention Laws. 4 International Treaties. 4 United States of America. 5 European Union. 6 India. 7 Part II – Problems with Anti-Circumvention Laws. 7 Part III – India and Anti-circumvention Laws. […]

24 Dec
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Testing Parameters for Software Patentability

Abstract Patentability of computer programs is fraught with ambiguity because of multiple reasons. One of such reasons is the uncertainty and inadequacy of tests to determine patentability. Courts in the US have been struggling to evolve a test that would cover the complete continuum of innovation in computer programs, which manifests in terms of form […]