Tag: invention

The art of plating, food photography and everything in between: Exploring the legal facets

In today’s day and age, food  is not restricted to being something that just meets our nutritional needs, but it has transformed into a medium for artistic expression as well as a mode to display conceptual designs through plating. It is a fact that a great extent of creativity is involved in the process of…
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Scrutinizing the relevance of Patents and Trade secrets in the culinary industry

The food industry is known for being one of the most competitive industries in the world. Every year, food conglomerates manage to invest in millions for research and development purposes in order to manufacture food that caters to  their customers in all aspects- be it the taste, nutritional value, overall appearance of the product or…
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Protecting creations in the unexplored: Analysing the scope of Intellectual Property Rights in the outer space

The year is 2020 and the scope for technological innovation in all aspects of science is now thriving more than ever. Exploring outer space is a dynamic area in science that is evolving everyday. Typically, outer space can be defined as the expanse that exists beyond the Karman line[i] and between the celestial bodies. Space…
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Opinion: Innovation and Upgradation in the Tech Battleground

Written by Shravani Deshmukh and Yesheshvini Ojha, Co-Founding Partners @ Create and Protect IP Partners. Technology is a word, you and I are very familiar with. It has become a very important and primary part of our lives. The use of any product expands its industry rapidly. Ideas start coming up, techniques start flowing and…
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Video Games and its tryst with IPR

Introduction What started as a recreational activity in 1985 to keep children engaged at home, has now become a US $131 billion industry. The video games industry began with Nintendo launching its first mainstream game console in 1985 and ever since then it has only moved forward. The gaming industry is known to be one…
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Role of Intellectual Property for Startups and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in India amidst COVID-19

Siddhant Sharma is an Indian qualified lawyer specializing in Intellectual Property Rights. He may be reached at: [email protected] or on his Linkedin Profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/siddhantsharma/ By Siddhant Sharma The economic challenges presented by COVID-19 pandemic have all the more emphasized the role of intellectual property as a part of almost every business model. New ways…
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Compulsory Licensing and COVID 19 – Getting nations closer or distant?

Patents can give the owner a monopolistic right towards the invention thereby helping it lead the industry. However, there also is said to be a balancing aspect to this provision which enables the use of such invention by a third party without the consent of the patent owner. This aspect is present in the form…
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China and Intellectual Property Rights : Synonyms or Antonyms ?

Co-authored by – Shravani Deshmukh, Yesheshvini Ojha, Sanika Surve and Tressa Maria Exploring the possibilities of the IPR regime in China and their take on the world’s intellectual property. This article will focus on the following topics- Intellectual Property Rights in China The conduct of China towards World IP Suggestions Intellectual Property Rights in China…
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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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