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Monthly Archives: March 2021

N95: Throwing Light on the Generic Expression of Trademark Registration

N95: Throwing Light on the Generic Expression of Trademark Registration By: Surbhi Verma Face Masks are the new normal because of the widespread pandemic worldwide! For the protection and as a safeguard several masks are available in the market but N95 i.e. Not-Resistant to Oil and the respirator block 95 percent of very small particles has gained a vital standing because of its ability to cover the face property and reducing particles from entering into the mouth and keeping the virus at

Spotify’s Newly Patent Invention: A Caution for Plagiary

Spotify’s Newly Patent Invention: A Caution for Plagiary   By: Shikhar Mishra   In the past few years’ copyrights infringement in the music industry has become a persistent source of misery for writers or music composers. It is because they usually draw ideas or inspiration from the world around them. Often these writers or composer make their own music that involves substantial similarity between the creation and existing works and opens a door for a legal battle. In contemplation of this issue Spotify- a

Unbelievable Yet Believable – Nanotechnology

Unbelievable Yet Believable – Nanotechnology   By – Verbena Sharma   Nanotechnology is an area of investigation and growth that focuses on making ‘things’ on the scale of atoms and molecules, such as materials and devices. The average diameter of a human hair is 80,000 nanometres. The ordinary laws of physics and chemistry no longer applicable at such scales. One billionth of a metre is a nanometre, which is ten times the diameter of a hydrogen atom. Carbon “nanotubes” are 100 times stronger than steel, but

Intellectual Property Rights: Powerhouse for Encouraging Innovation and Creativity

Intellectual Property Rights: Powerhouse for Encouraging Innovation and Creativity   By: Surbhi Verma   Innovation and Creativity is impotent for society. We would be stuck in a static economy if there will not be much progress without creativity and ideas. Technological advances in all aspects of life have fundamentally altered the way we interact, move and operate. In this context, the term “innovation” refers to the creation, development and implementation of a new product, process or service, with the aim of improving efficiency, effectiveness or

The Transformation Route: Under Madrid Protocol

The Transformation Route: Under Madrid Protocol   By: Surbhi Verma   Can your international trademark application be converted into a National application? This question is a subject of concern due to the threat of central attack under the Madrid system. What is Madrid System? The Madrid System of the International Registration of Marks is governed by the Madrid Agreement, concluded in 1891 and the Protocol relating to that Agreement, concluded in 1989. The system makes it possible to protect a mark in a large number of

Digital Currency: The Coming Future of World

Digital Currency: The Coming Future of World   What does Digital Currency means? Digital currency is money that is only available in digital or electronic form, rather than in physical form. Digital money, electronic money, electronic currency, and cyber cash are all terms used to describe it. Understanding Digital Currency Digital currencies are intangible, and they can only be owned and traded using computers or electronic wallets that are linked to the Internet or other chosen networks. Physical currencies, such as banknotes and minted coins,

COVID 19 or CORONA: Aapda or Avasar for Pharmaceutical Industries?

COVID 19 or CORONA: Aapda or Avasar for Pharmaceutical Industries?   The worldwide pandemic (Aapda) of coronavirus disease, widely referred to as COVID-19, appeared as an Opportunity (Avasar) for the pharmaceutical industry. Apart from having a lot of pressure on the pharmaceutical industry to accelerate vaccines and treatments as soon as possible, the industry is also making an effort to obtain the benefit from their Intellectual Property.  Not only the pharmaceutical industry but the industry involved in the making of sanitizer and

Astrazeneca AB and Anr vs Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd: Refusal of Injunction for non-compliance of Patent Law

Astrazeneca AB and Anr vs Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd: Refusal of Injunction for non-compliance of Patent Law   In an infringement suit by Astrazeneca AB and Astrazeneca Pharma India Limited the defendants challenged the validity of the patent on the ground that Plaintiff has failed to disclose its patent applications in other countries. The Delhi High Court passed the judgment on 18th Nov 2020 and refused to grant an interim injunction in favor of the Plaintiff, on the ground that it failed to

Arnab Goswami in Trademark Battle with The Times Group over ‘NEWS HOUR’ and ‘NATION WANTS TO KNOW’

Arnab Goswami in Trademark Battle with The Times Group over ‘NEWS HOUR’ and ‘NATION WANTS TO KNOW’   In a recent judgment given by the Delhi High Court in Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. vs. ARG Outlier Media Pvt. Ltd. & Ors., Hon’ble Mr. Justice Jayant Nath by partly allowing the application, passes an interim injunction in favor of the plaintiff and against the defendants restraining them from using the trade mark ‘NEWS HOUR’ or any other mark which is deceptively similar

Everything You Need to Know About Deep Learning

Everything You Need to Know About Deep Learning   Deep learning is an artificial intelligence (AI) function that mimics/copies the human brain’s processing of data and pattern creation in order to make decisions. Deep learning is an artificial intelligence branch of machine learning that uses neural networks to learn unsupervised from unstructured or unlabelled data. Deep neural learning or deep neural networks are other terms for the same. Key Learning’s from Deep Learning Deep learning is an artificial intelligence function that mimics the human