Patent Application Process

Introduction The word “Patent” is derived from the Latin word, ‘patere’, which means, “to lay open”. A patent is an Intellectual Property sanctioned to the inventor by the concerned government for a finite period (usually 20 years from the date of filing). The inventor is a granted patent for the novel creations, which forbids others from exploiting the invention except the inventor. According to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), “A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general,…

PROCESS FOR TRADEMARK REGISTRATION

INTRODUCTION Trademarks are used to identify and protect words and design elements that identify the source, owner, or developer of a product or service. Trademarks are generally considered a form of intellectual property and may or may not be registered. To qualify as a trademark it should be a mark that can be represented graphically. The mark used should also be distinctive, i.e. it should enable consumers to differentiate the goods of the trader from that of his competitors in the marketplace. It includes: “a device, brand, heading, label, ticket,…

APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR A GUN LICENSE IN INDIA

Introduction India has staunchly advocated the policy of non-violence which rose to prominence during the independence struggle. However, both individuals, as well as nations, are inevitably required to be forewarned as well as forearmed in the event of any imminent danger. However, the law must establish a uniform and balanced procedure to ensure that such an opportunity is not abused by the citizens. Accordingly, the legal framework with regard to obtaining a gun license is governed under Sections 3,4,13 – 18 of the Arms Act, 1962 and Arms Rules, 2016.…

CHALLENGES TO ARBITRATION AS A MEANS TO DISPUTE RESOLUTION

INTRODUCTION A Country that is well known for its culture, natural beauty, and tasty cuisine land whose people have experienced repressive, authoritarian, and totalitarian leaders. Place full of vast potentials but living with low development and a struggling economy. Government fighting with corruption and well knew to a party to it. Then, an international community  Decide to provide foreign assistance in many forms including rule of law development assistance, despite all these steps country struggles with overcrowding cases both civil and criminal, and the question was raised why don’t we…

Procedure for Complaint under Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy

Abstract In the new era of emerging technologies, there are various platforms in cyberspace being created every day. With the development of new web portals, domain names, and social media applications, the need to register their Intellectual Property Rights has elevated. Even when registered the well-known marks might be used with a bad motive to disturb the competition and to create confusion among the consumers. This is called Cybersquatting. To avoid cybersquatting the World Intellectual Property Organizations has come up with many solutions and one of them is Uniform Domain…

Live-in Relationship between two consenting adults is not an offence

The Indian Society, in the past few years, has seen a drastic change in its living pattern. Concepts like Live-in relationships, etc. have come into existence which is slowly and gradually changing the mindsets of the people in India. However, such a shift from marriage to a live-in relationship is being highly criticized and condemned by the society since in India, marriage is regarded as a legitimate and a legal relationship between a man and woman while in the case of a live-in relationship, the man and woman are not…