Our Associate, Nikita Lakhani discusses “SEPs and FRAND: A Break Down” With the ever-increasing penetration of technology in our day-to-day lives, life without gadgets and electronic devices is hard to imagine. Right from the WiFi in our homes to the Bluetooth in our mobiles, technology surrounds us wherever we go. In such a thriving digital […]

Our Associate, Rishikaa discusses “Analyzing the concept of IPRs in creations of AI – Part 2: Granting Legal Personality to AI for purposed of IP law – A World View” This post is the second of the four-part series on Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) and its affair with Intellectual Property (“IP”) Law. The first part of […]

Our Associate, Alvin Antony discusses “The future is here, but are we ready! – Analyzing the concept of IPRs in creations of AI – Part 1: Qualification of AI” In recent times, the role of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) in everyday life of people has increased substantially. Consequently, discussions regarding role of AI in various sectors […]

Our Associate, Tiyasa Banerjee discusses “Personality Rights vis-a-vis Copyright Infringement“ Who will reap the benefit of a picture with millions of likes? The photographer who captured the image that reached millions of people, or the subject matter in it? A very neglected yet important question to dwell upon is whose rights will be protected in […]

Our Associate, Abdul Hannan discusses “Associate and Series Trade Marks — Explained” Developing a successful brand takes considerable effort, both in terms of the time and money expended. Thus, when a brand becomes reputed or known to consumers in the relevant market, brand owners try to capitalize on such reputation, by creating sub-brands or a […]

Our Associate, Surabhi discusses “Comparative Advertisements: The Confines of Law in India” It would not be an exaggeration to say that “comparative advertisement” is one of the most efficacious forms of advertisement. While this term has not been defined in any statute of Indian law, the term is commonly used to describe advertisements where the […]

Our Senior Associate, Ajaya Kumar discusses “Virtual Hearings at the Trade Marks Registry” Much like many establishments in the legal field, the Trade Marks Registry has quickly adapted to a new working style—from offline to online!  In a big announcement made late last year, the Registry commenced virtual hearings in October 2020!   In late October […]

Our Associate, Vishesh Kumar discusses “De Minimis in Copyright Law – Trivial or Proceed to Trial” In the digital era where almost everyone is a vlogger or an influencer, where does one draw the line between an actual case of copyright infringement or an ‘infringement’ too trivial to even act against?   For further clarity, […]

Our Associate, Rishikaa discusses “The Nifty Affair of NFTs and Copyright” If the last decade was all about blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, this decade has started with spotlight on another type of digital asset, namely NFTs a.k.a Non-Fungible Tokens.  NFTs sent ripples through the art, legal, and technology worlds, when a graphic designer sold a […]