Indian eSports Industry

By Arpita Dutta, Legal Consultant, Louis International Patent Office Online video games are inseparable from the eSports in terms of growth factors. In eSports, the payers intend to cherish their career as professional or amateur video game players and actively participate in the tournaments. Therefore, a high level of recognition in the multi-player videogames is indeed essential for eSports industry. Looking into the growth of the online game players in India, the industry predicts a positive shift. Many industries have been affected due to COVID19. However, the lockdown became a thriving factor for the eSports industry. Housebound people are driving to accept a new model of engagement through eSports. And around 35% higher usage has been noticed in multi-player modes in online gaming. Many eSports platforms have reported double-digit growth…
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India Trademark Registration and Fees

■ Authority: Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trademarks, CGPDM ■ System:Madrid Protocol ■ Classification:The Nice Classification ■ Introduction:The Statement of Use is the most unique pattern in the Indian trademark practice compare to Taiwan. A Trademark use is the fundamental concept in trademark law, therefore a register mark needs to use, and a continuous 3-year non-use of the mark can be revoked in Taiwan, whereas in India the basic requirement of the registration is use. This first to use concept can be considered as a great remedy for Bad Faith Registration of the mark. Even a register trademark can be cancelled by the prior user with a valid evidence that can prove the mark was used by the prior user earlier than the registered trademark. It is…
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Indian Patent & Design that need to know

Patent ■ Authority: Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trademarks, CGPDM, generally known as the Indian Patent Office (IPO) ■ Evolution of the Indian Patent Act: ■ Type of Applications:   Provisional Application: invention is still under experimentation stage Ordinary Application: without claiming any priority Convention Application: claiming a priority PCT International Application: Under Patent Cooperation Treaty PCT National Phase Application: national phase application in India Patent of Addition: slight modification Divisional Application: invention may divide and file two or more applications ■ Basic points in Indian Patent application: 1: Important time frame: Term of patent protection Right of priority Average wait time Grace Period 20 years Within 12 months 5~6 years 12 months 2: Basic requirements & Process: Language Hindi/ English Documents Legal information, Technical information, Power of attorney, Verified English translation of…
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