Patentability Of Foldable Touchscreen Technology

Introduction We all believed this just a few decades ago, that foldable touchscreen could only be seen in science fiction books and films but now it's almost in our hands, but when a revolutionary tech starts to boom, it booms everywhere. Foldable touchscreens can also be everywhere be Tablets, Video games,...

Domain Name Disputes and Cybersquatting in India – Part II

METHODS OF RESOLVING CYBERSQUATTING DISPUTE IN INDIA INTERNATIONAL BODIES 1. ICANN dispute resolution policy – A trademark is protected by the laws of a country where such trademark has been registered. Moreover, a trademark may have a multiple registrations in many countries throughout the world. Since the internet allows us...

Mathmatical Equation Per Se Cannot Be Copyrightable

  There is no legal provision till now which would establish that the mathematical equations are copyrightable or not? The conclusion is being made with the help of idea-expression dichotomy and the doctrine of merger. The mathematical equations are not copyrightable per se because granting the copyright will create a...

International Patent Filing via Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT)

Why to file International Patent Application? For protecting an invention, patent protection is taken by people, multi-national companies, research institutions and universities. Since, patent protection is jurisdiction specific in nature, it only gives the protection for the country in which it is filed. An international patent application helps applicant to...

Disney’s Trademark Woes: No Worries?

The year of 2019 has been regarded as the most promising year. It started with Disney’s magnum opus announcement to deliver two motion pictures consecutively. The much loved ‘Aladdin’ and the popular ‘Lion King’, is all set to captivate the audience in the coming months. But, is everything hunky dory...

Tale Of The Contentious Broccoli Patent

GRANT OF PATENT The European Patent Office accorded a patent on a special kind of Broccoli, containing high content of glucosinolates with health benefits; vide patent number EP1069819, in 2002. This particular kind of broccoli plant stems from the cross breeding of wild variants of broccoli, consisting of native traits,...

Strict Examination Criteria needed for Drug Patents

Background Patentability of pharmaceutical drugs and other issue associated with the patent have been a moot point all over the world. Like other developing countries, India has also started granting patent rights to pharmaceutical drug products since the year 2005. The biggest concern that comes up in this scenario is...

Character Merchandising

INTRODUCTION Character merchandising is a clever marketing method through which goods and services similar to well-known imaginary or even real characters are made for appealing customers. In other words, it is a profitable manipulation of a renowned personality using their well-recognized national/international appeal. Overtime, the possibilities of character merchandising have...

Enforceability Of Oral Agreement In India

The Indian Contract Act 1872, section 2(e), defines an agreements as “every promise and every set of promises, forming the consideration for each other is an agreement.” A promise is essentially an offer or a proposal, made by a person or an entity, towards another. The assent of the other,...

IP Licensing In Global Perspective

In today’s information-intensive and dematerialized business environment, international IP licensing transactions are among the most common transactions. Thus, a licensing environment which is built on positive voluntary licensing policies like market-based incentives and strong intellectual property (IP) protections is required in order to promote a healthy rate of technology diffusion....

Stairway to Litigation

The famous Led Zeppelin song 'Stairway to Heaven' which has made millions sway to its tune recently struck a wrong cord due to copyright infringement allegations levied against it in 2014. It was alleged that the introduction to the band's most celebrated song was taken from Spirit's 1968 instrumental titled...

Trade Protection

Protection on trade occurs when countries impose restrictions on imports into the economy. It can be defined as nation or a group of nations working in conjunction as a trade bloc, creating trade barriers with the specific goal of protecting its economy from the possible perils of international trading. In...

Brand of Intelligence Manufacturing

Intelligence Manufacturing is a method in which the combined intelligence of people, processes and machines, is used in order to impact the overall economics of manufacturing. The purpose of intelligence manufacturing is to optimize manufacturing resources, improve business value and safety and reduce waste- both on the floor and in...

Cardionet Suit Against InfoBionic Dismissed

On Wednesday, October 17th, An India based US District Court Judge Indira Talwani dismissed a patent infringement case bought up by CardioNet against InfoBionic. The cardiac monitor is a device that shows the heart's electrical activity as a wave pattern on a monitor. It continuously shows the cardiac rhythm and...