KhelAdhikar

Play it Even

Tag Archive for ‘IPR’

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.

Continue Reading →

Rule 40: A Necessary Evil to Prevent Unnecessary Illusion

By Rishika Mendiratta (Co-Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar) and Palak Nagar (Associate at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas)

This article analyses Rule 40 of the Olympic Charter which impinges on the thin line between upholding the ethical values of the event and its inclination towards over-commercialization. It was passed in 1991 in order to prevent the unofficial sponsors from unauthorised association with the games which might jeopardise the interests of the event in terms of earnings as well as brand value.

Continue Reading →