Among the most perilous issues plaguing the Indian art world is rampant circulation of forged and counterfeit pieces. This practice has affected several Indian artists.
Art and antiquities are subject to a wide range of legal concerns, including valuation, sale, and transfer of property, as well as civil and criminal liability. Conflicting claims, inconclusive documentation, and the application of archaic law plague the legal resolution of theft, counterfeiting, and damage in the art world.
The housing of art collections privately or with museums and galleries, and the repatriation of national treasures lost during India’s colonial dominion under the British, both present legal challenges.
The plaintiff, in this case, is Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha and they seek to prevent the defendant, a spare parts supplier by the name M/S Prius Auto Industries Limited, from the usage of the trademarks- “Toyota”, “Innova”, and “Prius”. According to the finding of the court, two of the three trademarks mentioned, namely Toyota and […]
Intellectual property rights create a situation in which the inventor or the creator enjoys full ownership and rights to commercial exploitation of his creation while everyone else is excluded. The justification is that such a creation, if it has material value, must benefit the creator while preventing others who would otherwise commercially exploit the concept […]
WIPO defines copyright as the right of creators to ownership of their creations and to make use for commercial or other purposes. Copyright today covers literary creations, printed material, computer programs, data, audiovisual media, dance, paintings and drawings, photographs, sculpture, architecture, ad material, technical drawings and others that are the outcome of intellectual effort. From […]