Month: October 2019

When is the right time to think about protecting your IP and how to do so?

IP and Business Plan The best time to protect your IP is at the business planning stage of your company. This will help you to better formulate and include all the things that will be required by your company and the protection of them as well. Making a business plan for your business is extremely…
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Intellectual Property, Innovation and India

Intellectual Property has been on a growth through the years. Your intangible assets are given equal, if not more importance to that of your tangible assets. Intellectual Property protection has now been involved in the business planning process of a lot of companies and start-ups. The relationship of IP protection with that of India has…
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Patents in India – Part II

In this part, we will be discussing and breaking down the procedure to file a patent in India. Before moving towards the procedural part, let’s understand the basic process to file a patent application. The application can either be filed physically in one of the 4 offices in India, which are located in Mumbai, Delhi,…
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Patents in India- Part I

What is a Patent? In this section, we will be explaining the basics of Patents in India. Patents are one of the oldest forms of Intellectual Property protection. Just like all other forms of IP, the main aim of a patent is to protect and encourage the invention that is created. The owner of a…
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Trademarks- Procedure and filing process (II)

Procedure When it comes to the whole procedure of trademark registration, it is a rather complex process which requires continued effort and time. Each step is essential and has to be followed by the applicant. There are certain specific steps that have to be taken for the same- Prior Research – Primarily, the basic idea…
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All things you wanted to know about Copyrights- Part II

The things Copyright Law does not protect Ideas – Copyright law protects the expression of an idea in a fixation or creation, it does not protect the idea itself or even the method, process or procedure. Facts – Copyright law does not protect facts, be it scientific, historic, biographic. Only the manner in which the…
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Trademarks – Everything you need to know (I)

What is a trademark? It is a visual symbol which may be in a different form like numerals, device, label, name or combination of colours. This symbol is used by an organisation on any article, goods or services of commerce to differentiate it from the existing similar goods and services. The legal requirements to register…
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All things you wanted to know about Copyrights- Part I

Copyright Law in India Copyright protects the original expression of the author when it is transformed into a protect-able form. It help protect all those forms of literary and artistic works. The kinds of “Works” protected under Section 13 of Copyright Act, 1957 are artistic works like painting, structure, drawings (including maps, charts etc), a…
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Software and it’s patentability

With technology having no bounds and internet reaching everywhere, computer related inventions are on rise. The fact that today, everything could be done or depend on a device, gives software and computer related invention, a massive scope and loads of competition Innovators of the software and computer related inventions go through several hours of research…
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What is the cheapest way to file a patent for an idea

There is no cheap or expensive way to file a patent. When filing a patent, you always have to pay the filing and other regulatory fees. More importantly, an idea cannot be patented. An idea is the seed for the invention that you will ultimately try to get patent protection for. But lets be clear,…
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