India: Managing the IP Lifecycle 2018/19

Detailed articles exploring the key themes that emerge across the IP lifecycle in India

Articles

Start-ups, data privacy and trade secrets

Anand and Anand

For many start-ups, the data they possess is their biggest source of value. These fledgling companies must have a defined strategy for protecting data as both a business asset and an IP right.
Tusha Malhotra and Rashi Punia

Protecting trade secrets in India

RNA, IP Attorneys

One of the biggest challenges that businesses face is the protection of their confidential business information. Not all types of information qualify for protection under the patent and copyright laws, but India offers avenues for trade secret protection.
Ranjan Narula and Rachna Bakhru

Protection of GUIs under the Designs Act

Obhan & Associates

Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) are interfaces that allow users to interact and exchange information with electronic devices. Since GUIs are increasingly key to success in the market for software products, their protection has become more important than ever.
Essenese Obhan and Sneha Agarwal

India’s CRI patent examination guidelines: three revisions, three visions

Khurana and Khurana Advocates & IP Attorneys

Despite – or perhaps because of – the three attempts by the Indian Patent Office to establish guidelines on computer-related inventions (CRIs), a great deal of confusion remains. This chapter looks into the evolution of the guidelines and what it means for IT businesses.
Abhishek Pandurangi

The patent opposition process

LexOrbis

India's patent law provides for both pre-grant and post-grant opposition. This provides efficient and effective tool for parties interested in preventing or revoking the grant of a non-meritorious patent in an economical and swift manner.
Rajeev Kumar and Pankaj Musyuni

The interplay between patents and anti-competitive practices

Inttl Advocare

Antitrust laws aim to foster competition in the market by preventing abuse of dominant positions – which patent rights naturally create. But the two fields of law are not necessarily antithetical, as both aim to balance interests and protect public interests.
Mamta Rani Jha

Protecting intellectual property in media and entertainment

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

With more growth and investment, new players on the rise and rapid advancements in technology, the protection and enforcement of intellectual property has gained more importance in media and entertainment. A number of pressing issues related to this sector have come to the fore in India.
R Parthasarathy

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