IPR Protections: Before and After Launching the Startup
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IPR Protections: Before and After Launching the Startup

Nike, the famous footwear brand, lost a legal case against the small clothing business for its iconic slogan of 1988, "Just Do It". How? In 1980, a small business in the U.S. trademarked this phrase for use in clothing. Nike did nothing to protect its own intellectual property rights, ultimately resulting in Nike losing its trademark in the U.S.

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Music Industry and Copyright Law in India
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Music Industry and Copyright Law in India

Do you remember iconic songs like ‘Tamma Tamma’, ‘Badan pe Sitaarein’, and ‘Urvasi’ of 70s, 80s or 90s? These songs were the biggest hits of their times because of their eccentric dance moves and catchy music tunes.  Nowadays, we are witnessing the latest trend of remixes of these legendary old Hindi songs in Bollywood. Did you ever notice that the remix versions of these legendary old melodious songs are in violation of copyright laws or not? Or Does a person has the legal authority to launch a remix version of the song that is the original work of an author? 

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What are different IPR Legislations and their implementation tools?
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What are different IPR Legislations and their implementation tools?

The concept of Intellectual Property Rights can be traced back to the 15th century when Venetian Law in 1474 gave us insight into what the concept of patents was and later, it was the invention of the Guttenberg’s printing press in the same century that introduced us to the world of copyrights. The doors to Intellectual Property Law have remained open, ever since.

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Upcoming Challenges in IPR and the Way Forward
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Upcoming Challenges in IPR and the Way Forward

The modern global society is propelled forward by the power of ideas and the wavelength of those ideas. All of its aspects and especially, the economy, is heavily dependent on the nature and uniqueness of ideas. Such ideas had a far-reaching propensity to drive a dynamic society forward and that driving force resulted in the prominence of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) .and the laws relating to it.

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Ways to Commercialize IPR
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Ways to Commercialize IPR

Intellectual Property (IPR) was introduced in India from year 1957 through The Copyright Act, 1957. From then six amendments have been made on The Copyright Act, 1957. Trademark was introduced in 1999 through Indian trademarks act 1999. Intellectual property is basically a way to register an Idea or a mark etc., so that others cannot copy it and use it for their own benefit. Rather than creating IPR the value of IPR lies in its commercialization. Companies by use of IPR derive benefits to compete with market. Intellectual Property is an asset for a company whether it’s a startup or an old firm and its market value is could be cashed by means of IPR.

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Reply to a Copyright Objection
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Reply to a Copyright Objection

Copyright is a right that is given to the inventor of the literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work, etc. To be registered, it is not essential that the copyrighted work should be published. An unpublished work can also be subject to registration as copyright.

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Copyright Objection
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Copyright Objection

Copyright is a bundle of rights, including the right to reproduction, adaptation, and translation of the work that is vested by the law upon the creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and the producers of the cinematographic films and sound recordings.

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All about Assigning Copyrights
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All about Assigning Copyrights

Copyright is basically a legal right of the owner who has created something out of his intellect. Earlier, there was no protection for the copyrighted work and there was an easy exploitation of the ‘Intellectual works’. But after some time, need for the protection of such works became important and therefore ‘THE COPYRIGHT ACT OF 1957’ was brought for the protection of artistic, literary work and other forms of intellectual works.  The act was brought so as to preserve the cultural works and retain the original rights of the owner.

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Basics of Assigning Copyright
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Basics of Assigning Copyright

Copyright is an intellectual property, which is meant the creative people around the world. It is not a tangible right but is a proprietary right and can be disposed-off in a similar manner. With the copyright registration, nobody is entitled to use a person’s creation without the prior permission of the creator. Thus, the law provides a right to the owner of the copyright to transfer the ownership of the copyright to a third party for the optimum utilization of the same, for the benefit of the common mass. For the transfer of the same there is a deed agreement known as copyright assignment deed.

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Everything in brief about Website Privacy Policy
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Everything in brief about Website Privacy Policy

It is a legal document that explains what information you should collect from your users, what you do with the information and who you share it with.  

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All about Author Publisher Agreement
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All about Author Publisher Agreement

The Author Publisher Agreement is an agreement legally enforced between two parties, the first party being the Author/Writer- he is the one who has written the work. The second party being the publisher who is keen to publish the author’s work. This agreement contains all the key points that an agreement should have like all the rights, obligations and financial aspects.

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