Category Archives: Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property Rights

Honest Concurrent User of Trademarks

Honest Concurrent User of Trademarks | Overview Introduction Defence of Honest Concurrent User Proof of the Claim Judicial Pronouncements  Conclusion This article aims to explain the exception of Honest Concurrent User for the registration of trademarks. The article firstly explains the concept of Honest Concurrent User as enriched under Section 12 of the Trade Marks Act, 1999[1]. Concurrent… Read More »

Law Relating To Piracy Of Designs In India

Piracy Of Designs In India | Overview Introduction – Law Relating To Piracy Of Designs In India What is Design? Registration of Designs Piracy of Designs Remedies against piracy of designs Conclusion This article ‘Law Relating To Piracy Of Designs In India’ outlines the concept of design. It also deals with the Essentials of a design, Registration of Designs, Piracy… Read More »

Introduction to Copyright

Practically every copyright law provides for the following kinds of works to be protected: literary works including novels, stories, poems, dramatic works, works of music, whether series or light, songs, choruses, operas, maps and technical drawings, photographic work, cinematographic works, sound recordings, computer programming, etc. Introduction Man has an intellect that is used for himself and society as… Read More »

Major International Instruments | Intellectual Property

Major International Instruments | Overview Berne Convention for the Protection of Artistic and Literary Works The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property Trips (Agreement on the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) This article ‘Major International Instruments | Intellectual Property’ provides an insight into major international instruments relating to the protection of Intellectual Property such as… Read More »

Justifications for the Protection of IP Rights | Explained

Justifications for the Protection of IP Rights | Overview Natural Rights Theory Utilitarian Justification Ethics and Reward theory Justification by personality rights/ the Personhood theory Conclusion The justification for the protection of IP Rights or dispute on the validity of IPR is as long as these protections have been enforced in western societies’ jurisdictions. Justifications for the Protection… Read More »

Characteristics and Nature Of Intellectual Property Rights

Characteristics and Nature Of Intellectual Property Rights | Overview Intangible property Rights & Duties Creation of Statute Territoriality Assignable Dynamism Subject to public policy Subject matter of IPR Protection Different rights’ co-existence Exhaustion of rights Exclusive Rights of the Owner This article deals with the characteristics and nature of Intellectual Property Rights. There are two main reasons why… Read More »

Basic Concept of Intellectual Property (IPR)

Basic Concept of Intellectual Property (IPR) | Overview Basic Concept of Intellectual Property (IPR) Characteristics of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Laws Difference between Real Property & Intellectual Property (IPR) Intellectual Property Rights Intellectual Property Laws in India (IPR) This article deals with the basic concept of Intellectual Property. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) include rights of Patents, Copyright and… Read More »

Trade Secret: Meaning and Criteria for Protection

Trade Secret: Meaning and Criteria for Protection | Overview Introduction Trade Secret; Meaning and Definition How Trade Secrets differ from other IPs Historical background to the Development of Trade Secret Law The Concept as elucidated by law Criteria for Protection Protection of Trade Secrets in India Conclusion In this article ‘Trade Secret: Meaning and Criteria for Protection’ the… Read More »