Category Archives: Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property Rights are rights related to intellectual property such as trademarks, copyright, patent, geographical indications etc. We provide you with study material on intellectual property rights.

Protection of well-known Marks Under The Trademarks Act

Introduction While there have been other decisions issued under the Protection of well-known Marks Under The Trademarks Act, the case law discussed above remains the most significant and most relied upon in later decisions. As can be seen from the discussion above, Indian courts have applied passing-off principles to reach findings of dilution, which is an act of……...

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International IPR Conventions: Meaning and Conventions

This article titled ‘International IPR Conventions’ by Adv. Nikita Pandit and discusses the important International IPR Conventions.  I. Introduction Nationally and internationally, the Intellectual Property Conventions and treaties play a very important role in ensuring the formulation and adherence to the internationally established standards of Intellectual Properties. The international Agreements and conventions ensure uniformity in-laws and protection all over……...

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Role of Trademark in Protection of Consumer Rights

With the advancement of intellectual property rights in the modern era, the role of the trademark in protection of the rights of consumers has become more significant. Read the article for insight.  Introduction A trademark is an identity that certain products or services are provided by a certain person or entity. A trademark is given to provide legal……...

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Interface between IPR and Competition Law

Historically, antitrust law and intellectual property rights (IPR) have developed into two distinct law structures. The aims of the two systems of law are greatly overlapping, for both are aimed at fostering innovation and economic development. Yet, due to the means used by each method to promote those aims, there are often possible disagreements. In general, IP laws……...

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Everything about Well-Known Trademarks

A well-known trademark differs from a “regular trademark” in the amount of protection that is granted to the former in comparison to the latter. With the advent of globalization, people can travel more easily, have access to all sorts of information within seconds and have goods delivered to their doorsteps from across the borders. This has inevitably led……...

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Kinds of Trademark

In the simplest terms, a trademark is a visual symbol which may be a word, signature, name, device, label, numerals or combinations of colours used by one undertaking on its goods and services or other articles of commerce to distinguish itself from other similar goods and services originating from a different undertaking. This article enumerates and describes the……...

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Historical Development of Trademark Law

At present, there are various laws that govern trademark laws on a national & international level. However, to understand the circumstances in which the modern trademark law came into being, it is pertinent to our discussion here to ask about the origins of trademarks. This article traces the origins of the concept of a trademark as well as……...

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Trademarks: An Overview

Trademarks are an important component of Intellectual Property Law, the law that protects the various creations of mind and rewards creators for their creations. One such IP law is the trademark law that protects names, symbols, designs and phrases associated with a business or enterprise. This article will delve into the basics of trademarks and trademark laws in……...

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Grounds of Patent Opposition

A patent is an exclusive privilege given to the original author for a novel product or for a novel method offering a specific means of doing something, or for a new technological approach to a problem to be revealed. It gives the inventor the right to develop, sell his invention or product with a monopoly. It is also……...

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A Comprehensive Study of Software Patents in Today’s World

In this article, Fathima Mehendi seeks to dynamically analyse the scope and nature of software patents. The article discusses the need for patent protection for software-related inventions and analyses whether pure software patents are permissible. It looks at the legal regime in India regarding Computer-related-inventions (CRIs) as well as the development of software patents around the world. Finally,……...

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