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Monthly Archives: September 2014

What amounts to Deceptive Similarity- A case study

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In the present case, The Bombay High Court pondered on the matter of a trademark that is deceptively similar with regard to its essence and identity and ruled in favor of the plaintiff on all counts. Brief Description of the case- The marks A and B were registered by X as Class 5 which pertains…


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Overview Trade secrets is a form of intellectual property rights which is any information that can be used in business operation or other enterprise that is sufficiently valuable and secret which provides an economic advantage over others. Trade secrets are also referred to as ‘confidential information’ or ‘undisclosed information’. Trade secret has been defined differently…

COPYRIGHTS- What You Need to Know

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What are copyrights? Copyrights are rights accorded by law to individuals who make a significant creation in the fields of theatre, Literature, cinema, Music and film. Copyrights are not just a single right but in fact are a combination of rights that pertain to rules of reproduction of the work, translating it an also if…

The Evils and Consequences of Academic Plagiarism

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Originality is the attribute of a unique creation, a trait that sets such creation apart from all the others and gives it its own unique identity. This originality is the brainchild of the creator/ inventor or author and acts as the very soul of this previously inanimate object. In today’s world where freedom of expression,…


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What is Illicit Liquor? Illicit liquor, by definition is alcohol produced in an uncontrolled environment such as an open field or at home with low or zero safety standards that is intended for purposes of sale. Can Such Liquor Kill me? Yes it can, According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) the figure for…

Trademark Laws and remedies in India

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According to Section 2 (1) (m) of The Trademarks Act, 1999- ‘mark’ as includes a device, brand, heading, label, ticket, name, signature, word, letter, numeral, shape of goods, packaging or combination of colours or any combination thereof . Section 2 (1) (zb) of the Act defines a ‘trade mark’ as a mark capable of being…

Patents 101

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What is a Patent? A Patent is a right granted to an inventor for a limited period of time (currently 20 years under the Patents Act, 1970) by a country government when the procedure that lead to such invention is disclosed to the Comptroller of Patent Office. A Patent bestows upon an inventor, the sole…

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