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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Patents Right in Covid-19 Drugs
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Patents Right in Covid-19 Drugs

As India battles the worsening second wave of Covid-19 and with a shortage of vaccines, which are considered as the only possible way to stop this deteriorating menace, the talks of compulsory licensing are buzzing around. In this article, we will be discussing the concepts like patents while concentrating on compulsory licensing and its need in the current scenario.

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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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Patent Registration Under Patent Cooperation Treaty
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Patent Registration Under Patent Cooperation Treaty

The creative work of the human mind is kept safe through several measures and the main motivation for the same is the encouragement for the creative activity. Several forms of protection of the creative activity have come about including those which are of particular interest in the industrial development. Patents being one of them.

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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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Sale of Patent Rights
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Sale of Patent Rights

The Duhaime’s law dictionary defines a Patent as an exclusive privilege granted to an inventor to make, use or sell an invention for a set number of years.

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