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Can Surnames Be Trademarked? | IP Conversations

Why? What? When? How? These are some of the most used words in John’s dictionary. He’s pretty curious about the workings behind what happens in his life, and many of those have to do with the inventions and the workings of intellectual property in the world around him. With his...

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How Do You Revoke a Patent?

What is Revocation of Patent? The term “Revocation” means Cancellation of the patent rights granted to the patentee. Under the (Indian) Patents Act, 1970 the validity of a patent can be challenged in any of the following ways:- Opposition within one year from the date of publication of the grant...

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An Introduction to NFTs

Consider Non Fungible Tokens, a concept that has been making waves (and dips) all over the internet for a few years now. NFTs are not a new idea, but they have risen to prominence a lot lately, being the subject of multiple academic papers. We can define a fungible asset...

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Can A Granted Patent Be Revoked? | IP Conversations

Why? What? When? How? These are some of the most used words in John’s dictionary. He’s pretty curious about the workings behind what happens in his life, and many of those have to do with the inventions and the workings of intellectual property in the world around him. John recently...

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How Do You Decide if a Trademark is Likely to Cause Confusion?

What is Likelihood of Confusion in Trademarks? Trademarks are primarily based around the ability of a mark to be recognized by the intended audience and identify that mark with the product being sold.  This essentially means that two trademarks which are likely to cause confusion will result in dilution of...

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How Do You Protect Software with Copyright Law?

How is Software Protected? Software is something that people normally associate with technology, and we all know that technology is protected mainly by patents. However, due to the peculiar nature of codes, getting pure software patented is not possible in many countries, and only possible under stringent conditions in others....

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Can Software Be Patented in India? | IP Conversations

Why? What? When? How? These are some of the most used words in John’s dictionary. He’s pretty curious about the workings behind what happens in his life, and many of those have to do with the inventions and the workings of intellectual property in the world around him. John and...

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IP Overview | Patent Opposition in India

What is a patent? The patent refers to the exclusive right which is granted to an inventor for inventing a new product or process, which offers a new method of doing something or provides a technical solution to a problem. The owner of the patent acquires monopoly rights and can...

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IP Simplified | Overview of the Patents Act, 1970

What is a Patent? A patent is the exclusive right granted for an invention, which may be a product or process. The first patent was awarded in Italy in 1416, for a device for turning wool into felt. Soon thereafter, the Republic of Florence granted a patent to Filippo Brunelleschi in 1421 for his architectural...

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What Kind of Drugs Can Be Patented in India? | IP Conversations

Why? What? When? How? These are some of the most used words in John’s dictionary. He’s pretty curious about the workings behind what happens in his life, and many of those have to do with the inventions and the workings of intellectual property in the world around him. John has...

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What is the Idea-Expression Dichotomy In Copyright Law?

Ideas, Expression, and Copyright Can you copyright an idea, and if not why not? And if yes, what kind of ideas can be copyrighted? People in creative fields may have wondered about this at some point or another, because ideas are the lifeblood of the careers. Copyright is essentially protection...

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What is the Patent Cooperation Treaty?

International Patent Filings In our previous article, we discussed forms of international patent filing and went into more detail on the Paris Convention, which essentially gives an applicant a 12-month window after the initial application to file their patent in other member states. The propriety date for each of the...

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