The Dismissal of the ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Case
Feb14

The Dismissal of the ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Case

  It all began last year  DBC LLC, Dallas Buyers Club right owners claimed that a few ISP’s (Internt Service Providers) including, iiNet, Dodo and Internode to supply them the information regarding the alleged downloaders of the said film. The Federal Court back then, had stayed their attempt. But, this did not include preventing them from contacting the infringers in case they the found the details to them only in case...

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IKEA loses rights to use its name in Indonesia
Feb07

IKEA loses rights to use its name in Indonesia

Furniture giant, IKEA has lost its rights to use its name in the Indonesian market after losing a trademark battle in Indonesia’s highest court to a local rattan company(IKEA-Intan Khatulistiwa Esa Abadi) in May 2015. The local Trademark laws in Indonesia read that in case a company has left its trademerk dormant for a certain period of time, they can be deleted under the law. And IKEA, according to the court’s documents,...

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Europe’s top Court considers Legality of Hyperlinks
Feb07

Europe’s top Court considers Legality of Hyperlinks

Europe’s Highest court places an unreasonable burden on every internet user, using hyperlinks, to look out for hyperlinks that infringe copyright before using it. European Union’s Court of Justice (CJEU) in 2014, in the “GS Media Saga”, decided that users don’t need a licence from the copyright holder to link to an article that had already been posted on the Internet, where previous permission had been...

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Indian Drug Patents, A Life Saver
Feb07

Indian Drug Patents, A Life Saver

  Indian Patent law has awlays been a paragon in preventing drug patent-abuse and know to be pro-public interest in development of the pharmaceutical industry. This was noticed earlier in the case of drugs entecavir(Hepatitis B) and erlotinib(Lung Cancer), the courts sought to rule in favour of public access to the life saving drug. Indian Patent Laws have further succoured the drug industry by granting compulsory licenses where...

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Europe’s Unified Patent System
Jan26

Europe’s Unified Patent System

For Almost Half-a-century, Europe has been longing for the proposal of French Senator, Henri Longchambon to see daylight. To overcome the impediments faced by inventors, the creation of a Unified Patentwas indeed imperative. This involved the usage of Europe’s enhanced cooperation mechanism, creation of unified patent court with considerable litigation. With this new system, i) there will be no need to edit validate unitary...

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The ‘Comic-Con’ and ‘Comic con’ Trademark
Jan26

The ‘Comic-Con’ and ‘Comic con’ Trademark

The popular Flagship, San Diego Comc con began in 1970 and has since been the HOly Grail to all pop-culture events around the world. Since 2013 Salt Lake had begun using the name ‘Comic-con’ (with the hyphen) which the San Diego convention saw as infinging their Trademark. The USPTO sided with Salt Lake Comic-con earlier in July but later overruled its own judgement. Both the parties are to meet the Magistrate at San Diego...

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