Brand Protection and John Doe Orders; in the light of Amway’s case

Category: International IPR

Intellect inside intellectual property valuation

Written By: Bibhudatta Kar Intellectual Property (IP), such as patents, trademarks or copyrights are the assets of every commercial or non-commercial undertaking. Licencing and legal enforcement of such intellectual property rights have become common in the market, to ensure its protection and to exclude competitors from a particular marketplace. The demand for the utilization of […]

Copyright Vote: YouTube may end up paying more to artists.

Written By: Sanghamitra Panda YouTube, the largest video sharing website on the internet, may have to share its revenues because of the landmark vote that happened recently in Brussels. YouTube, the popular medium of many for their daily dose of music and videos, generates revenue from the advertisements, premium channels, and film rentals as well […]


Written by: Stuti Raibagkar and Stuti Yagnik It’s now easier for startups from all over world to file a patent in India.  The Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2016, an amendment by DIPP (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) which have made the startups eligible to get 80% rebate on their patent application fees. This amendment hasn’t […]

Uber- Alphabet: Tussle for Self-driving Technology

Written by: Stuti Raibagkar Here is one more for the biggest ride hail Company- Uber. It is already dealing with numerous court cases and is facing criticism for its law Enforcement evading software. Now it is faced with one more lawsuit and this relates to Intellectual Property. Alphabet- Google’s parent company has sued Uber for […]


Written By: Godhuli Nanda Amidst the month long New Year celebrations of 2016, the controversial battle for the safekeeping of “Free Basics” was taking a wild turn. For the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the month of January was quite busy with floating papers, debates and what not. And by February they were hip […]

It’s Ranbaxy versus FDA……Again!!

The Ghost of FDA continues to haunt Ranbaxy. After blacklisting all of its Indian facilities, the FDA (US Federal Drug Administration) has now annulled its tentative approval to grant Ranbaxy a market exclusivity which latter had procured for manufacturing generic versions of two off-patent drugs. This missed opportunity is going to cost Ranbaxy more than […]

UK Court orders the blocking of music download sites

About ten major music record companies of United Kingdom filed a copyright infringement suit against six leading internet service providers (ISP) in the High Court of Chancery Division. The claimants claimed that certain websites had infringed the copyrights act and sought a court order to stop downloading the copyrighted materials of the claimants from the […]