27 Sep 2016

Three-Dimensional printing (3D printing or Additive Manufacturing) refers to the development of 3D physical objects from 3D digital model data in computer-aided design (CAD) or additive manufacturing (AM) file formats using computer-controlled 3D printers. The CAD files could be generated by scanning the real world objects that need to be printed or by designing objects digitally on a computer. 3D printing enables printing of any 3D physical object and considering the application of 3D printing technology in numerous fields, there is no doubt that it is one of the more important and exciting emerging technologies. 3D printing mitigates the complexities involved in manufacturing across various sectors and simplifies the processes.>>

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19 Sep 2016

In its recent judgment on Cub Pty Ltd. Vs. Union of India (Foster’s Beer), the Delhi High Court concluded that for capital gains arising from the sale of intangible assets such as trademarks, brand logos etc., the situs of the owner of the intangible asset should be considered. This judgement relied on the legal maxim Mobilia Sequuntur Personam, which literally means “movables follow the law of the person”. Intellectual properties being “movable properties”, the court applied this maxim and concluded that income from assignment of trademarks is taxable only in that jurisdiction where the owner of the mark is resident.>>

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02 Sep 2016

The Cabinet’s nod to the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 on 24th August 2016[1] is undoubtedly a remarkable initiative to bring more clarity to the grey area of surrogacy regulation in India. However, it has raised many issues and concerns. India, where commercial surrogacy has been legal for more than a decade, has become an attractive worldwide hub for commercial surrogacy, and has led to various issues and unethical practices such as coerced and forced surrogacy, exploitation of surrogate mothers, abandonment of surrogate babies, importing human embryos and gametes etc. This situation created a pressing need for better regulation of surrogacy in India.>>

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01 Sep 2016

This morning, when I opened my inbox, one email in particular surprised me. The email contained our first ever “e-certificate” for a trademark application filed just about one year ago! In the past, such prompt action by Indian IP Offices was almost unheard of. But clearly, the technology-enabled procedural changes introduced over the past year or so have begun to bear fruit.>>

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