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Gaurav Mishra delivers a talk on Patent law

Patent law

Mr. Gaurav Mishra recently delivered a talk on the law of patents in India at a seminar organized by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore in association with Sree Veerendra Patil Degree College, Bangalore on the 11th of October 2019. The seminar titled “IPR for Spurring Innovation and Creativity" was primarily aimed at helping students and faculties of science to understand IPR in general and grasp the importance of patents in relation to science and technology. The full presentation may be viewed here. [slideshare id=180855343&doc=introtopatentlaw-191011030239] Topics covered in this presentation include: What are patents? Why are patents important? Who can file...

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Why Don’t You Copyright Me? Copyrights and Writers (Part 4)

If I Could Copyright… My Book: Copyrights and Writers (Part 5)

As seen in the previous posts, a copyright protects original and creative expression in a tangible form. While copyright exists in a work irrespective of registration, writers are advised to register their works. This post looks at the various categories under which a writer’s work can be protected and why it should be registered. Protecting a Writer’s Work According to Copyright law, the following types of works form the subject matter for copyright protection: Literary Work; Musical Work; Artistic Work; Dramatic Work; Cinematograph Work; and Sound Recording. Books are mainly protected under copyright law as literary works. Literary works include poems, song lyrics,...

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Independent Touch of Creativity: Copyrights and Writers (Part 3)

If I Could Copyright… My Book: Copyrights and Writers (Part 5)

Writings expressed on tangible forms are copyrightable only if they are original and creative. The thresholds are low, but they still have to be satisfied. Originality Originality checks whether a writing has been independently created. The question is not about similarity of works, it is about independence of expression. As long as a writer has independently written her work, it will not matter if the work is similar or identical to another work. Example: If X writes a poem, and it is identical to a poem written by Y, X's poem will be considered original if she has written the poem independently, and...

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Fearless Girl v. Charging Bull

The featured image shows the wall street bull and the fearless girl statue. To read more about this click here.

  The Bull is charging, charging angrily and aggressively. The natural response of an ordinary, prudent person would be to take flight. But, that doesn't hold true for the Fearless Girl, who stands up to the bull with no sign of fright or alarm on her face. The Fearless Girl is in fact a representation of women empowerment and strength, and received the anticipated response when it was placed before the Charging Bull on Wall Street. To the sculptor, Kristen Visbal's delight, the soft featured Fearless Girl received overwhelming response, and women groups requested the New York Mayor to extend its stay...

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