Protection of Indigenous Cultural Heritage in India: Laws and Policies

Culture and its legacy play a vital role in various societies around the world. Every different society has developed a distinct culture and has developed its distinguished knowledge and biological resources. This provides a discrete identity to the societies and forms its heritage. The protection of such cultural heritage and traditional knowledge from misuse andContinue reading “Protection of Indigenous Cultural Heritage in India: Laws and Policies”

Law and Cultural Appropriation

The word Cultural appropriation is originally derived from Sociologist writings of the late 20th Century (the 1990s) and is said to be first used by indigenous people of those countries who have had a history of Colonization like Canada and the United States (The Week 2019). In simple terms, it means the use of culturalContinue reading “Law and Cultural Appropriation”

Artificial Intelligence in The World of Intellectual Property Rights

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been in this world for quite some time yet it still doesn’t cease to amaze us. It all started when in 1955 the “Logic Theorist”, was used to do automated reasoning, by Newell and Simon. AI is reaching new heights every day as it can cook, sing, talk and do allContinue reading “Artificial Intelligence in The World of Intellectual Property Rights”

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)

Headquartered at Geneva, Switzerland, World Intellectual Property Organisation, is a global forum for Intellectual Property (IP) service, policy, and information[1]. It is a self-funding agency of the United Nations with 193 members currently. WIPO is a force for progressive change, helping the world take into account public interest and developmental needs. One of their mainContinue reading “World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)”

Intellectual Property Rights and the Big Screen

For understanding Intellectual Property Rights, we need to have an idea of what intellectual property is; Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce[1]. In most of the countries, there are four types of Intellectual properties- Copyrights, Trademarks,Continue reading “Intellectual Property Rights and the Big Screen”

Intellectual Property amidst COVID-19

COVID 19, short for Corona Virus Disease 2019 has taken the world by storm. Intellectual Property has also been affected. The outbreak of the pandemic saw the cancellation or postponement of various IP events namely the ‘MARQUES Spring Meeting, the IACC Annual conference, ICANN’s Mexico meeting, and the INTA annual meeting. Certain remedial measures wereContinue reading “Intellectual Property amidst COVID-19”

Overlaps in Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property [‘IP’] refers to any creation or product of using the mind and presenting a new literary or artistic work, invention, design, symbol, images, or even names. This work is like any other property, and thus IP rights are provided for exclusive control and protection of such intangible assets. Article 27 of The UniversalContinue reading “Overlaps in Intellectual Property Law”