Tirur Betel Leaf Receives GI Tag

  Geographical Indications Registry has recently granted Geographical Indication (GI) tag to Tirur Betel Leaf from Kerala. Also known as Tirur Vettila, the betel leaf is cultivated in Tirur, Tirurangadi, Tanur, Kuttippuram, and nearby areas of Malappuram district in Kerala. The high content of chlorophyll, protein, and antioxidant capacity is what makes this product unique.
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Turkish Government Seeks to Create its Trademark for Health Care Tourism

Health Minister of Turkey, Fahrettin Koca has recently proclaimed that the Turkish government now aims for its trademark in health care tourism and that the process has already begun. With the upgraded services featuring competent experts, cutting-edge technology, and affordable prices, Turkey has attained a significant momentum in health care tourism and has also become
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EA files a Trademark Application for Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

EA, the second-largest gaming company in America and Europe has recently filed a trademark for the name “Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville.” Named as Electronic Arts, EA is an American video game company having its headquarter in Redwood City, California. Popped up on the records of EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), the filing
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6 Simple Steps to File a Utility Patent in the US

When it comes to patents, inventors often refer to utility patents. It is because these patents cover the most prevalent categories of invention. They grant protection to new ideas that produce unique and useful products. As the utility patents can prevent a lot of inventions from being used by other people or companies without permission
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New Patent Application Shows Walmart is Seeking its own Cryptocurrency

The retail giant Walmart emerges as the latest entity to move into the space of cryptocurrencies by applying for a new patent focusing on Walmart’s currency. It appears that the retailer is emphasizing a high-profile invasion into the stablecoins arena with the fiat-pledged cryptocurrency. Walmart filed a Patent Application covering a way for making use
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IGBA Addresses Intellectual Property and Regulatory Convergence Concerns

Abbreviated as IGBA, the International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association, has recently released a report on the way trade agreements can nurture the generic and biosimilar medicines and enhance patient access to care. In the report, the association said that it firmly supports the rules-based multilateral trading system and sets out its priorities for the
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What Are The Different Types of Trademarks?

Trademark, which owns the ability to distinguish your products from the competitors’, is one of the many forms of Intellectual Property (IP) available in the industry. With the capability of defining the products’ origin and quality, a trademark not only avoids the infringement issues but also creates goodwill that enhances the brand reputation. It is
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Is the IP Assignment Agreement and IP License Agreement the same or different?

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), enable the companies to generate remarkable revenue by marketing the products while ensuring their protection. It makes Intellectual Property (IP) comparatively more valuable than tangible property. That’s why it is crucial to safeguard your IP through trademarks, patents, copyrights, or other legal doctrines. The granted IP rights sometimes provide a more
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Gurugram-based Startup Rivigo obtains US patent for its Relay System

Rivigo, a tech-enabled Indian logistics startup on 30th July 2019 proclaimed that its unique driver relay system has recently obtained patent rights by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The granted patent involves a model that utilizes algorithms to develop an “Intelligent driver allocation system,” which determines the availability of the drivers, enabling
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Strategies to Manage Patent Costs

Due to the concerns related to budget cuts, the finance and Intellectual Property (IP) teams of companies that need to obtain patents year after year, are under enormous pressure. Besides, people usually want to get their inventions patented in all countries worldwide, but unable to do so because the process appears quite expensive. Therefore, it
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