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India’s Position Improves on B2C eCommerce Index
The United Nations Conference…
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Supreme Faces Copyright Infringement Suit Over Camo Print
Supreme, the American designer clothing, is being sued…
This post was first published on July 30th, 2011.
In a country like India where the sun is out for the major part of the day, I wonder if we are capitalizing enough on this abundant and sustainable source of energy, especially in a time when we are close to running out of conventional resources such as oil, gas, and coal. Harnessing this energy in order to make the surrounding environment a little more conducive for better living has…
This post was first published on July 27th, 2011.
Patentability of process inventions has always been interesting and controversial. We have earlier reported that the methods of performing yoga, massaging, walking on water and so on are patentable. After reading some of these posts, one of my colleagues (seemingly a big Rajinikanth fan) was curious about the patentability of Rajinikanth's methods and hence this post.
Let us begin with the basics. As per the Indian Patents Act, any process or product…
BananaIP is happy to announce the Program for Performing Arts, an initiative aimed at helping dance companies, music bands, drama companies, singers and performing artists protect, manage and commercialize their creative work. The Program has three primary goals:
Build IP Knowledge and Culture among Performing Artists;
Protect, Manage and Commercialize creative work of artists and companies; and
Mitigate IP risks for performances and related commercialization, licensing and merchandizing activities.
Towards the said goals, BananaIP's attorneys will work closely…
This weekly update on Copyrights, Media and Entertainment Law is brought to you by the Entertainment Law experts of BananaIP (BIP) Counsels.
Thought of the Week:
“Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet” - Mark Twain
Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) sues Thomson Press
The Bombay High Court has recently granted a stay order in response to an injunction suit brought about by the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT),…
Intellectual Property lawyers around the globe have started discussing the implications of Brexit after the British Prime Minister, Theresa May recently revealed that Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon will be triggered by the end of March, 2017. The referendum by which the British voters opted to leave the European Union does not automatically propel Britain's exit. Brexit negotiation process can only begin when Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon is formally triggered by the United Kingdom. The…
The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’ which means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. Yoga is a 5000 year old Indian body of knowledge. Today it is practiced in various forms around the world. Yoga may be one route to distance children and teenagers from external distractions of today's world, leading to more focus, and more healthy body and mind.
Today on, International day of Yoga, let us take a look…
India approved its first ever Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy on 13th May 2016 with a vision to stimulate creativity and innovation and to promote advancement in science and technology, art and culture, traditional knowledge and biodiversity resources.
The policy lays out seven broad objectives and they are as follows:
Awareness: outreach and promotion;
Generation of IPRs;
Legal and legislative framework;
Administration and management;
Commercialization of IPR;
Here is the next post in the series of Student Blog Contest. This post is authored by Archit Gupta & Ankit Agarwal.
Keeping in mind the promise made by the new Central government to bring a new Intellectual Property Rights policy, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has constituted an IPR Think Tank to draft the National Intellectual Property Rights Policy and to advise the government on IPR issues. The panel will identify areas in IPRs where study needs…