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Are Arms and Ammunition Patentable? | IP Conversations

Guns and other firearms are certainly inventions which require a lot of intellectual input and effort. However, the patentability of such arms and ammunition is not simple. Read this IP Conversation to find out! Hey IP Geek.  I heard that guns and other projectile weapons are not patentable in India....

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What is the Doctrine of Exhaustion In Copyright Law?

Introduction Copyright law plays a crucial role in protecting the creative works of individuals and incentivizing innovation. However, in an increasingly global and digital marketplace, striking a balance between the rights of copyright holders and the interests of consumers can be challenging. One key principle that seeks to address this...

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What’s An Invention That Optimizes AC in ATMs? | IP Conversations

Patented inventions are unique and innovative by definition, and they have a number of diverse functions. For example, did you know about the invention that can help optimize energy efficiency for Air Conditioning Units in  ATMs? Read this IP Conversation to find out!” Hey IP Geek. Have you noticed how...

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How Does Cybersquatting Effect Online Brands?

Cybersquatting has emerged as a significant concern in the digital era, posing a threat to brand owners and trademark holders. In India, where technology adoption and internet usage have witnessed a rapid surge within the past few years, the issue of cybersquatting has become increasingly prevalent and threatening. This blog...

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Can Copyright Law Safeguard Character Costumes?

Introduction In the 1930s, this new concept of protecting the characters and character merchandising came into existence when The Disney Studios started to protect and licensed their characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie and Donald Duck. Then in the later years a store was established through which all these characters...

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What Is Patent Anticipation? | IP Conversations

One of the most important requirements for any invention to quality for a patent is novelty. But how and why can your invention fail to satisfy the novelty requirement? Read this IP Conversation to find out!” Hey IP Geek. Patents need to be novel, which means they must be new....

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Patents Simplified: Compressible Mortar and Pestle

Background Do you think only highly technical features will get you a patent? The following patent might prove you wrong.  This year, the Indian Patent Office granted a patent (Application Number: 202221057032) to a Compressible Mortar and Pestle. The set of instruments known as a mortar and pestle has been...

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How Can We Safeguard Trade Secrets in the Digital Era?

Why Is There A Need to Focus on Digital Protection? In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the protection of trade secrets has become an intricate challenge, necessitating a re-evaluation of conventional legal beliefs and established frameworks. Via this blog the author tries to delve into the intricacies of safeguarding trade...

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Why Should You Do A Patent Search? | IP Conversations

Inventing a unique product or system and then applying for a patent on it can be a costly and complicated process. But do you know that a Patent Search can greatly help the risk factors involved in this process? Read this IP Conversation to find out! Hey IP Geek. I...

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Do Fictional Characters Have Copyright Protection?

A fictional character is a make-believe individual depicted in work of fiction such as Spiderman, Harry Potter might as well be Santa Claus, basically imaginative creations that exist solely in fiction. These characters have become a part of global consciousness and to preserve the integrity copyright protection becomes paramount.  Fictional...

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What Are Trademark Classes? | IP Conversations

Trademarks are required to be unique, but bid you know that theoretically speaking, you can have two identical marks which do not conflict with each other? This is possible because of the existence of  trademark classes. Read this IP Conversation to find out! Hey IP Geek. Is it possible to...

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