Tag: copyright

  • Can Sports Moves be Patented under the Indian Patents Act ?

    Can Sports Moves be Patented under the Indian Patents Act ?

    By Abhay Singh (student of OP Jindal Global Law School) and Sakshi Pawar (co-founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar) “Inventions Change the World, Not Patents” ― Kalyan C. Kankanala Our Guest Contributor Abhay Singh and Managing Editor Sakshi Pawar contemplate the possibility of patenting sports moves in India. The granting of a patent to any inventive step is contentious because it drives competitors away and competition is the very essence of any riveting gameplay. However, there are rarely unique sports moves created that change the effectiveness of the play, such that it seems unreasonable to deny incentives to those who do. Battling the contentions for and against patenting of sports moves, this article shines a light on the less emphasized but much needed sports IPR debate in India.

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  • A Primer on Esports in India- Analysis of Player Contracts and Intellectual Property Issues

    A Primer on Esports in India- Analysis of Player Contracts and Intellectual Property Issues

    By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar) The last article brought to you an analysis of the Esports governance model in the country. This week Rishika Mendiratta brings to you an article on player contracts and Intellectual property issues relating to Esports in India.

  • The commercial handshake: Exploring the pervasiveness of IPL-IPR

    The commercial handshake: Exploring the pervasiveness of IPL-IPR

    By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar) The transition from Orwell’s interpretation of, “Sports is war minus shooting” to Andre Maurious’ description of, “Business is a combination of war and sport” encapsulates the present scenario of societal and commercial inter-linkages of the sports industry. In the Indian context, IPL is the best example justifying this scenario. The following article tries to explain the rationale, means and instances of Intellectual Property Protection in the Indian Premier League.