Russia: Free use of patents14 September 2023
Two authors who do not know each other can create similar but creatively independent intellectual property objects. In copyright law, this situation is called “parallel creativity”.
India: The perils of not naming the correct inventors13 September 2023
When an invention is created by the joint efforts of many persons, all of them qualify to be named as inventors in the patent application. What happens if one is left off?
Tiger Pictures Entertainment Ltd v. Encore Films Pte Ltd: An expedited process in the interest of ju...13 September 2023
ASEAN: Emerging trends in Southeast Asia’s autonomous vehicle patent landscape30 August 2023
While there has been an unprecedented interest in Southeast Asia as a patent filing destination, the autonomous vehicle technology patent landscape in the region remains nascent.
India: Extent of estoppel in an infringement suit against a cited mark29 August 2023
The Battle of Zeniths: A Single Judge Bench has ruled that the marks of Zenith Dance Institute had been infringed by those of the defendant, Zenith Dancing and Music.
India: The missing elements in the patent specification31 July 2023
The patent law in every jurisdiction mandates that the patentee fully disclose the invention in the patent specification filed along with the application.
Singapore: Revocation of registered design on grounds of lack of novelty31 July 2023
Singapore courts have ruled in Soon Ailing v. Chen & Partners, on revocation of a registered design application based on lack of novelty.
Russia: Features of claims for the protection of the right to a brand name in the current practice o...31 May 2023
This article examines the problematic issues that arise in law enforcement practice on the protection of the exclusive right to a company name.
India: The Delhi High Court’s Decision in OpenTV31 May 2023
Arguably, Section 3(k) and Section 59 objections are the most recurring objections during the examination of patent applications by the Indian Patent Office.
India: Some thoughts on due diligence and safe harbor31 May 2023
The Indian government has declared 2020-30 as the Technological Decade – or “Techade”. The Digital India Act is expected to completely overhaul India’s law and policy regulations in the digital space.
Singapore: Who Owns the Copyright?31 May 2023
When a client secures the services of a photography studio for a photo-taking session, who owns the copyright to the photographs taken during that session?
Singapore - Substantiation of Allegation of Bad Faith May Entitle Tribunal to Declare A Trademark In...30 April 2023
Swiss Company Vetements Group AG (the “Applicant”) sought to invalidate the following mark
The burden of proof and evidence in disputes about company names in conflict with the requirements o...28 April 2023
According to Part 1 of Article 65 of the Arbitration Procedure Code of the Russian Federation, each person participating in the case must prove the circumstances to which he refers as the basis for his claims and objections.
Examining the intersection of online fantasy sports with personality rights28 April 2023
As we immerse in the exponential digital growth in India and internationally, we find ourselves coming face to face with the growing realities of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and online fantasy sports (OFS) and their intersection with various legal pri...
India: Simplification of fast-track mergers28 April 2023
Restructuring helps streamline the operations of the company. However, many companies think twice before going in for such restructuring as it is a costly and time-consuming process and involves approvals from various regulatory authorities.