TRIPS And IPR Regime In India

The TRIPS agreement came into effect on January 1, 1995. The TRIPS agreement that is Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights includes various categories of intellectual property that are patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, trade secrets, etc. The privileges granted to individuals and organizations for their originality and advancements are a form of intellectual property. Within a certain amount of time, such rights typically offer the producer an exclusive privilege to use his or her invention. Throughout all levels-statutory, bureaucratic and judicial-the value of intellectual property in India is quite well known. This sets up minimal rules for the treatment and promotion of the rights in the member States that, with a view to reduce distortions and hindrances to world commerce, are expected to facilitate effective and consistent protection of intellectual property. The responsibilities resulting from the TRIPS Agreement correspond to the establishment of basic requirements of security within the legal structures and procedures of the Member States.

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Emerging Trends in Unconventional Trademarks

In India, The Trade Marks Act, 1999 regulates and provides for the protection of trademarks. Section 2(1) (zb) of the Act gives the definition of what a trademark is. It provides for specific criteria to be fulfilled for a mark to qualify as a trademark. It lays down that any mark which is capable of being represented graphically and can be used to distinguish the goods and services of one person from the goods and services of another can qualify as a trademark.[1] It also lays down that this mark can also be in the form of a shape of the actual product, packaging, a combination of colours, etc.

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Patent Law In Times Of Pandemic: Ensuring Affordable Access of Drugs To All

This article seeks to understand the various ramifications of patent laws worldwide and its implications in India with respect to drugs and potential vaccines for COVID 19. It also tries to analyse from a legal point of view, the different elective approaches that have been accessible to Gilead and other expected partners to guarantee reasonable access of Remdesivir, and the inspiration towards embracing voluntary licensing models.

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Intellectual Property and The World of Web

Some years ago, countries of this planet decided to globalise with unprecedented pace but they were unaware of what was about to emerge from the pot of destiny. Globalization required newer ways of connectivity and so the advent of the Internet gave a completely new dimension to the same. In the 1990s world was observing the growth of the internet, it was expanding its scope, also in the same years of the ‘90s, various commercial and non-commercial activities were being facilitated through World Wide Web. Before the involvement of commercial activities on the internet, the internet was free from intellectual property issues. But the development of commercial activities in the internet spectrum not only saw the rise of intellectual property issues on a local stage but these issues became a regular theme of public policies globally.

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