Celebrating 20 Years of IP Excellence

The featured image shows a woman whose image is split in two halves. One part is red and shows the devil on her shoulder while the other is blue and shows an Angel on the shoulder. The picture is also captioned "Morality by its own standards is the most immoral thing to exist, because it can justify the most horrible atrocities in the name of so-called greater good". To read more click here.

Morality and Patentability of Sexual Inventions

Morality is regularly cited as a ground of objection by the Indian Patent Office (IPO) while examining applications involving sexual inventions relating to aids, devices and stimulants. To understand if any of the patent applications managed to overcome the said objections and proceed to grant, we reviewed patent applications in class A61 relating to sexual aids, stimulants, toys and methods. Details of the patent documents reviewed have been provided in another part of this post. Out of seventeen (17) sexual…

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Patents and Cow Slaughter

  "Cow Slaughter” has been a hotly debated topic for a while in India now. It started with laws banning slaughter and issues around citizen enforcement of such laws, and recently gained serious momentum after the Union Government passed regulations banning sale of animals in markets for slaughter under the Prevention of Cruelty Act. While the Madras High Court stayed the Government’s regulations on constitutional grounds, the Rajasthan High Court went to the extent of recommending life imprisonment for slaughtering a…

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