Copyrightability of Characters: A study in light of proper allocation of Performers’ rights

By Pallavi Verma, RMLNLU Editor's Note: This article discusses the relevant laws and international conventions that deal with the protection of a performers' copyright. The author restricts this analysis to the right of a performer over his/her portrayal of a fictional character in a TV show/ … [Read more...]

Interplay Between Competition Law And IPR In Its Regulation Of Market

Shubhodip Chakraborty Editor's Note: Markets are governed by different regulatory mechanisms. One of the important objectives of the mechanism is to strike a reasonable balance between the conflicting interests among the various stakeholders. Free market operates automatically because of … [Read more...]

Evaluation Of India’s Stand On Pharmaceutical Patenting

Aakansha Bhola Editor's Note: Patents are intellectual property usually possessed by the industry. They usually protect the commercial right of the patent-holder. But before further elaboration on this, understanding the concept of intellectual property is necessary. Intellectual property is … [Read more...]

Right to Health vis-à-vis Patent Protection: The Indian Scenario

- Rahul Vicky, CNLU Patna Introduction In India, all drugs were generics before 2005 because there were no product patents for pharmaceuticals. India became fully TRIPS compliant in 2005 through the introduction of pharmaceutical patents, with legislation that included safeguards to protect … [Read more...]

International Developments Relating To Protection Of Traditional Knowledge

- Navin Anand, CNLU INTRODUCTION Traditional knowledge has been defined as ‘a body of knowledge built by a group of people through generations living in close contact with nature’. The protection under intellectual property rights (IPRs) of traditional and indigenous knowledge (TK) has received … [Read more...]

Intellectual Property Rights in Pharmaceuticals

By Amitav Singh, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi “Editor’s Note: With the rapid advancement of science and technology, the pharmaceutical industry has been flourishing the market with life saving drugs. Intellectual property rights of pharmaceuticals is governed by patent law. … [Read more...]