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Conducted a five-day training course on enforcement of IPR laws from July 29th to August 2nd, 2019

Central Detective Training Institute at Ghaziabad, with a mandate to provide training to
in-service police personnel from the ranks of Sub-Inspector to Deputy Superintendent of
Police to hone their investigative skills by imparting the latest knowledge of scientific
techniques and best practices in the investigation, conducted a five-day training course on
enforcement of IPR laws from July 29 to August 2, 2019. Two out of the five days were
dedicatedly allotted to United IPR with the objective of training the officers on Patent,
Copyright and Trademark laws, along-with the investigative skills required to identify
and distinguish between genuine and counterfeit products.
The training was attended by 22 Police Officers from various districts in the state of Uttar
Pradesh and Delhi. The emphasis was at sharing specific inputs and intelligence on
the identification of products and of suspicious goods. The participating right-holders included Hugo Boss, Huda Beauty, Monster Energy,
Limited Brands (Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, and La Senza), L’Oreal, Procter &
Gamble, Polo Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, and Crocs.
Among the several courses run by the institution, the course on IPR laws has gained a great
deal of attention, as in many cases of IPR enforcement the officers were not familiar with
the penal provisions and technical distinctions enabling them to successfully prosecute,
convict and penalize the accused. The syllabus of the course was designed to provide
maximum exposure to the participating officers and was upgraded to make it more
relevant and topical. We are confident that with these regular efforts on capacity building of Indian
enforcement agencies, the attitude and environment will be more conducive to IPR
enforcement.

IPR Training with Nhava Sheva Customs (Mumbai Zone II) on August 1, 2018

In India, the Custom authorities have played and continue to play a crucial role in anti-counterfeiting and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. The port of Nhava Sheva which comes under Mumbai Customs– Zone 2, is the largest container port in India and accounts for approximately 40 percent of the nation’s overall containerized oceanic trade. In the recent years, Nhava Sheva has witnessed an increased load of imported shipments and consequent increase in the number of seizures of counterfeit goods triggered by the various intelligence agencies within the Customs formations – particularly by the Special Intelligence and Investigation Branch (SIIB), Central Intelligence Unit (CIU), Marine & Preventive (M&P) as well as the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).

IPR Training with Kolkata Customs, on 11th July, 2018

India has become one of the most revered destinations for investors with an ever-increasing market escalated by persistent demand for consumer goods. However, the issue of counterfeiting remains a common concern to all the right-holders, as its impact cuts across various sectors affecting the revenue, health and employment and it continues to be a menace to the society costing billions in revenue to the nation.

IPR Training with Goa Police, on 20th June, 2018

Introduction

Counterfeiting is a serious crime and challenge of counterfeited and pirated goods has emerged as a global problem and a threat to all modern businesses, affecting their profits, their reputation and the safety of their consumers. No country is immune from the impact of counterfeiting and piracy and no single sector can be said to be an exception. Thus, there is a constant need for rigorous enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs).

Legal Requirements to keep a registered patent alive in India

A patent grant gives a patentee the exclusive right to make or use the patented article or the patented process. A patentee can prevent all others from making or using the patented article/process until the patent expires i.e. for 20 years from the date of filing in India. The patentee also has the right to assign the patent, grant licenses under, or otherwise deal with it for any consideration.

NOKIA & XIAOMI: Sign Landmark Patent Licensing Agreement

Nokia Xiomi Agreement

The first week of July 2017 comes up with a paradigm in patent licensing when two global cellular technology leaders, Telecoms network equipment maker Nokia and Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced business collaboration and a multi-year patent agreement, including a cross-license to each company’s cellular standard-essential patents.

3D PRINTING: IS COPYRIGHT LAW READY?

3D Printer

3D printing concept is the biggest and the most technologically advanced development made in the present century. Today, we cannot say that the 3D printing technology is new to us but its real life applicability is unimaginable with far reaching implication. Technology is best if regulated by law because it may be both a bane and a boon for the society.

Liability of Online Intermediaries viz-a-viz Copyright Infringement

What is Copyright?

World Intellectual Property defines copyright as, “copyright (or author’s right) is a legal term used to describe the rights that creators have over their literary and artistic works. Works covered under copyright range from books, music, paintings, sculptures and films, to computer programs, databases, advertisements, maps, and technical drawing”.