Rights of Farmers

What are Farmers Rights under the Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Act, 2001?

The Act provided rights to the farmers which are defined below in detail:

A farmer who has bred or developed a new variety is entitled for registration and other protection as a breeder of a variety under this Act.

The farmer’s variety is entitled for registration if the application contains declaration as specified in clause (h) or sub-section (1) of section 18.

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Patent protection in outer space

STATUS & ISSUES OF PATENT PROTECTION IN OUTER SPACE: DEVELOPMENTS IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA & EP

INTRODUCTION

  • Technological advancement in human sphere has not been independent or divorced from technological development in the outer space.
  • Globalization of space activities resulted in enhanced importance of IPR.
  • Space research through international cooperation is preceded by a necessity of a strong legal framework.
  • Private participation encouraged if protected by a sound legal framework.

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Advantages of Copyright Protection

Why should I go for Copyright Protection?

Most of the artists and publishers often think whether it is worthwhile to go for copyright protection for their literary or artistic work. Below are some of the advantages of copyright protection which will help then figure out the importance of copyright protection.

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Advantages of Industrial Design Protection

Why should companies go for Industrial Design Protection?

Most of the businesses often think whether it is worthwhile to go for design protection. Below are some of the advantages of design protection which will help them figure out its importance.

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Basic Criteria for Design Protection

Can I get Industrial Design protection?

Industrial design cannot be granted to every design. In order to receive a design protection, it must fulfill the various criteria. Each country has different criteria for providing the design protection. However, some of the common requirements which are necessary for the protection of an industrial design are:

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Importance of Trademark Protection

Why should companies go for Trademark Protection?

Most of the businesses often think whether it is worthwhile to go for trademark protection. Below are some of the advantages of trademark protection which will help then figure out the importance of protection.

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Basic understanding for Trademark Protection

Can we get Trademark Protection for our logo or mark?

Trademark protection cannot be granted to every mark, logo etc. In order to receive a trademark protection, it must fulfill the various criteria. Each country has different criteria for providing the trademark protection. However, some commonly followed criteria are listed below which are mandatory in terms of calling an item as trademark-able.

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Legitimacy of Unfied Patent Court

EUROPE UNIFIED PATENT COURT- DECIPHERING THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND LEGITIMACY OF THE ORGANIZATION

The debate surrounding the intellectual property legislation in the European Union has now reached a unique point of convergence. Recently, the German constitutional court’s decision to rule upon the legitimacy of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) has left experts in the field wondering about the possible implications on the intellectual property regime, should the verdict be rendered in the negative. While the proposal to establish a UPC has been in the pipeline for quite some time now (owing to the numerous loops inevitably created by a regime as diverse and huge as the European Union), the festering problems plaguing the European Patent Office (EPO) seems to have strengthened the belief of lawmakers that a unified patent legislation may just be the much-needed shot in the arm for a systematic patent protection mechanism. Any discussion on the UPC, however, would be incomplete without attempting to understand the trajectory undertaken by the proponents of the unitary patent system, its pitfalls and advantages, the impact and why is there a need for a singular body to regulate the system of grant of patents in the European Union.

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Trademark Protection

What is Trademark Protection?

Trademarks are another way of protecting the Intellectual Property. Trademarks are generally provided for the protection of a sign, expression or a design. Trademark is a protection which is provided with a sign, name or logo of an organization or can also be given to a certain product or services of a particular source. The protection helps in recognizing sign/expression or making it one of its kinds in a unique manner. The protection of a trademark is performed for protecting the reputation established by an organization or many organizations in the market. Various infringing parties launch products in the market with the same name as that of an already launched product belonging to a reputed organization.

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Copyright Protection

What is copyright protection?

Copyrights are a part of the Intellectual property. Unlike patents which protect the technological ideas and inventions, copyrights are essentially used for the protection of literary works, artistic works, musical works, dramatic works and other intellectual works. In simpler words, copyright provides the protection of the expressions of an individual.  The expressions relate to an individual’s thinking and mind process. For example, an author writes a new novel or a music director composing a new song or a lyricist writing the lyrics of a new song. Thus, copyright covers works of art, photos, pictures, songs, music, sound recordings, books, manuscripts, publications, plays, movies, shows and other performance arts. Copyright will not protect the process through which a particular work was created or the use of information within it. Copyright can be defined in following ways:

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