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DESIGN AMENDMENT RULES, 2021

The Draft Design Amendment Rules was published on 18th October, 2019, and was open to objections or suggestions from any person likely to be affected, for a period of 30 days. After much awaited time, on 25th January 2021, the Design Amendment Rules, 2021 was officially published in the Gazette. The key

By |2021-02-04T09:52:11+00:00February 4th, 2021|IP Unplugged, Uncategorized|0 Comments

DATA AND FACT BASED PROTECTION

We all remember the excitement when we had our first computer and cell phones. These electronic gadgets store and transmit information in a structured way. Databases serve as the repositories of these information or data. Today, as we take our activities online, computer servers hold collective information about our shopping preferences, medical records, political

By |2021-01-28T05:14:10+00:00January 28th, 2021|IP Unplugged, Uncategorized|0 Comments

GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF NON-TRADITIONAL TRADEMARKS-(Part III)

With the passage of time the concept of conventional trademarks like plain words, logos and designs have evolved to incorporate non-conventional elements that help in identifying source of goods/services. One of the prominent branding strategies of 21st century is the use of non-traditional trademarks like, smell, sound, shape, taste and colour marks. Although non-traditional

By |2021-01-25T05:29:20+00:00January 22nd, 2021|IP Unplugged, Uncategorized|0 Comments

TYPES OF NON TRADITIONAL MARKS-(Part II)

Trademarks have been in existence for a rather long time  but non conventional trademarks are of recent origin. In India, very few companies have identified the importance of registering their non-conventional trademarks. As the modern market for trade has been confined to social media and technology, there is an urgent need to protect non-conventional

By |2021-01-22T11:37:08+00:00January 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A BREAK FROM THE TRADITION- A SERIES ON THE NON TRADITIONAL MARKS (Part I)

Trademarks act as the lungs of advertising or promoting a brand. Companies by providing satisfactory goods and services stand out in the market, earn goodwill and register their trademark for their consumers to distinguish its product from other products in the market. Considering the main aim of registering a trademark, which is to protect

By |2021-01-22T11:35:03+00:00January 13th, 2021|IP Unplugged, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR COPYRIGHT PROTECTION: SPOTIFY USING AI TECHNOLOGY TO DETECT SONG PLAGIARISM

Spotify is seeking a patent for its “Plagiarism Risk Detector And Interface Technology” which is basically an AI technology to help songwriters find out if their song duplicates elements  of other song compositions in real time. The whole invention works in a way that Spotify would allow for a lead sheet which is a

By |2020-12-18T13:24:54+00:00December 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments