The WIPO Convention,1967

The World Intellectual Property Organization is a Geneva-based organisation dedicated to supporting creative activity and advancing intellectual property protection around the world. WIPO is one of the United Nations' 15 specialised agencies. The World Intellectual Property Organization currently has 193 members. WIPO's initial mission was to promote intellectual property protection, but when it joined the... Continue Reading →

 Universal Copyright Convention

The Universal Copyright Convention, (1952), was adopted in Geneva by an international conference convened under the auspices of UNESCO, which had been conferring with copyright experts from various countries for some years. The convention became effective in 1955. Its primary characteristics are as follows: (1) No signatory nation should provide its local authors preferential copyright... Continue Reading →

The Patent Co-operation Treaty,1970

The Patent Cooperation Treaty, or PCT as it is commonly known, was established in 1970. The Treaty, like any other Treaty, is a legal pact signed by several countries. The PCT's goal is to simplify the initial filing procedure, making it easier and less expensive to file a patent application in a wide number of... Continue Reading →

The Trips Agreement,1994

Various intellectual inventions and creativity have had a big impact on today's globe. The inventor's efforts to promote and defend these ideas and concepts become increasingly important as they become more popular and successful. Beyond simply transporting goods across borders, the concept of commerce and what makes trade beneficial to nations has evolved. Innovation, creativity,... Continue Reading →

Novelty as a criterion for Patent

Obtaining a Granted or Registered Patent for an Invention is a difficult undertaking. For appraising an invention, each country has its own set of rules and regulations. To obtain a Registered Patent, the applied Patent application must meet certain criteria. One of these is the Invention's novelty requirement. Every country, more or less, has at... Continue Reading →

Patent and non – obviousness

The invention's non-obviousness is one of three requirements for the grant of a patent, the others being novelty and industrial applicability. Simply defined, nonobvious as a patent word indicates that the invention must not be obvious or evident to a person of ordinary skill in the relevant field. The invention must improve on the prior... Continue Reading →

Elements of Patentability

In today's technology-driven society, intellectual property has always played an increasingly important role. Patents are a valuable asset to any organisation. As a result, an organization's innovative strength can be measured through its patenting activities. The corporation is more demanding not only in terms of the number of patents but also in terms of the quality... Continue Reading →

Major International Instruments concerning Intellectual Property Rights

Intangible assets are becoming increasingly essential in today's economic landscape. Intellectual property refers to assets that are the outcome of human intellectual creative efforts such as innovation, design, know-how, and artistic creativity. Trademarks, designs, literary works, layout designs, and trade secrets are all examples of intellectual property rights that are legally protected. The volume of... Continue Reading →

The Berne Convention,1886

Assume you spent months working on a musical composition. While you are basking in the glory of its triumph, you realise that it has been snatched by another composer from a neighbouring country. If this had occurred in 1885, it would have been legal because there was no uniform law that extended to the protection... Continue Reading →

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