What is a provisional application and its complete specifications?

What is a provisional application and its complete specifications?

A patent is an exclusive right or title that is conferred to a person or an inventor by the government, for an invented or manufactured article, for a limited period, so as to prohibit others from using, exploiting or selling an invention. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) defines a patent as an “exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem.

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Penalties and reliefs under the Patents Act

Penalties and reliefs under the Patents Act

Chapter XX of the Patents Act, 1970 lays down the provisions on penalties under the Patent law. Section 118 to Section 124 lays down the various parameters for imposing penalties for acts which are prohibited under the Patent law. The penalties envisaged under the Act are in the form of fines, imprisonment or both.

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Online/Cyber Stalking

Online/Cyber Stalking

This ‘virtual space’ has enabled people to interact with one another and provides a convenient and accessible medium to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, and data. In today’s digital age, people are influenced as well as become increasingly dependent on the Internet for entertainment, communication via electronic mails, instant messages, video chats, voice mails and messages, business transactions, banking etc.

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Public Interest Litigation- Genesis and Evolution

Public Interest Litigation- Genesis and Evolution

The concept of public interest law was widely adopted in the USA and was used extensively during and after the social turmoil of the 1960s. The concept of public interest law was demonstrated and applied by Louis Brandeis, who in his legal practice actively advocated for the interests of the general public.

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International Arrangements under Patent Law

International Arrangements under Patent Law

This international aspect of protecting inventions under the patent law has been introduced under Chapter XXII of the Patents Act, 1970 which deals with International Arrangements. The patent applications which are received under the aegis of the Paris Convention, 1883 and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), 1970 to which India is also a member are dealt with under the provisions of this chapter.

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What are the grounds for refusal of registration of a trademark?

What are the grounds for refusal of registration of a trademark?

The Trade Marks Act, 1999 defines a “trademark” under Section 2(1)(zb). A trademark means “a mark capable of being represented graphically and which is capable of distinguishing the goods and services of one person from those of others and may include the shape of goods, their packaging and combination of colours.”

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Critical Analysis of the legal framework on Cyber Child Sexual Abuse Material in the Indian Context

Critical Analysis of the legal framework on Cyber Child Sexual Abuse Material in the Indian Context

Human activities in the age of digitization have increasingly become dependent on technology, especially information technology. The Internet and the plexus of computer networks have provided an instantaneous means of exchanging and accessing information around the globe, transcending national and geopolitical boundaries.

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