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The Future If – Artificial Intelligence & Copyright Law

The Future If – Artificial Intelligence & Copyright Law

23 April 2018

Expression and creativity are no loner innate only to humans.

Definitions of ‘Import’ and ‘Export’ for Trademark Infringement Purposes in Singapore Clarified in Louis Vuitton Case

Definitions of ‘Import’ and ‘Export’ for Trademark Infringement Purposes in Singapore Clarified in L...

22 February 2018

Case of Louis Vuiton Malletier v. Megastar Shipping Pte Ltd [2007] SGHC 305.

Indian Patent Office Shows Trend of Speedy Grants

Indian Patent Office Shows Trend of Speedy Grants

07 February 2018

Measures taken to reduce the backlog bearing fruits.

GI Registration for Rasgulla: Sweet News to be Taken With a Pinch of Salt?

GI Registration for Rasgulla: Sweet News to be Taken With a Pinch of Salt?

07 February 2018

The newsfeeds of intellectual property enthusiasts and connoisseurs of fine desserts were recently inundated with news of rasgulla - a syrupy desert of dumplings popular in India - being granted geographical indication registration in India.

Brunei's Patent Examination System to Increase Efficiency Through Agreement with Japan

Brunei's Patent Examination System to Increase Efficiency Through Agreement with Japan

18 December 2017

BruIPO and JPO initiative to improve procedural efficiency.

Bolar Provision Applicability to Exports

Bolar Provision Applicability to Exports

18 December 2017

Analysis of application of Bolar Provision.

IP During Challenging Economic Times

IP During Challenging Economic Times

18 December 2017

The increased realization and dependence on innovation and a strong intellectual property management strategy can be seen in even the smallest of companies up to the biggest multinational corporations in practically any industry as they invest in IP...

Definition of PHOSITA Revisited in a Recent Judgment

Definition of PHOSITA Revisited in a Recent Judgment

18 December 2017

How was the PHOSITA definition interpreted?

Making Scents of Olfactory Marks

Making Scents of Olfactory Marks

18 December 2017

Not only do scents add commercial value to a product, but they can also perform as a distinctive feature of a product. Manish Biala and Ashutosh Upadhyaha explore the use scent marks in Europe, the United States and - perhaps one day - India.

Obviousness – A Vague Phantom

Obviousness – A Vague Phantom

14 November 2017

Biodiversity and the Patent Law – the Indian Scenario

Biodiversity and the Patent Law – the Indian Scenario

14 November 2017

The Use of Survey Evidence in Trademark Disputes

The Use of Survey Evidence in Trademark Disputes

14 November 2017

Survey evidence has traditionally been used in trademark infringement disputes to establish a likelihood of confusion. Over the years, survey evidence has also been relied upon by persons aggrieved by an entry on the Register to establish non-use of...

Accelerated Examination in the Philippines Through PPH Partnership with EPO

Accelerated Examination in the Philippines Through PPH Partnership with EPO

01 November 2017

In recent years, the European Patent Office (EPO) has partnered with several domestic patent offices in Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programmes, with the aim of speeding up examination processes for corresponding applications filed in participati...

The Law Relating to Divisional Patent Applications – An Overview

The Law Relating to Divisional Patent Applications – An Overview

20 October 2017

Section 10 of the Indian Patents Act provides for the "Contents of a complete specification of a Patent Application," wherein sub-Section 5, it specifically provides the extent to "what can be claimed" as distinguished from "what is disclosed in the...

Recent Advances in the Indian Trademarks Office and the Way Forward

Recent Advances in the Indian Trademarks Office and the Way Forward

19 October 2017

How has the Indian IP office modernized over the last year?

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