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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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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.

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