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Intellectual Property Questions for CLAT PG Exam 2024

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : March 4, 2023


CLAT PG Exam paper can occasionally have questions on the topic of Intellectual Property. We know that Intellectual property law is enforced to safeguard the rights of the owners and creators of inventions, writing, music, designs, and other works and is known as intellectual property.

There are several Intellectual Property laws like copyright, trademark, patent, Trade secrets, Geographical Indications, Designs, etc.

Several law colleges offer Intellectual Property law - 5-year integrated law course, Intellectual Property Law - LLM course, and PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Law courses at NLUs

Note that these questions hold easy to moderate difficulty levels. Therefore, scoring can be quite easy for Intellectual Property questions for CLAT PG exam 2024. Questions are asked in a very basic format. 

Although these Intellectual Property questions can rarely occur, the syllabus for CLAT LLM 2024 includes this topic in addition. This article consists of sample questions that might appear in your CLAT PG Exam 2024. 

How to Prepare for Intellectual Property Questions for CLAT Exam 2024? 

The syllabus of CLAT exams includes Intellectual Property Questions, and you can prepare for these questions by following the tips below. 

  • Understand the concept, rights, copyrights, patents, trademarks, etc., by referring to various study materials online and offline. 
  • Refer to relevant authors for the specific topic.
  • Know the pattern and marks allotted for this section. 
  • Buy materials online or offline, having solved sample questions and gathering previous 5 years’ questions papers to widen your knowledge and be prepared for the type of questions that can appear. 

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Intellectual Property Questions format and type of questions

  • The type of questions asked in this section is in MCQ format. 
  • A question will be framed in the form of a paragraph, and 4 answers will be provided. 
  • You must carefully read the questions and corresponding options to choose the right answer. 
  • The correct answer carries a +1 mark, and an incorrect answer has a deduction of -.25 for each incorrect answer. 

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Sample Intellectual Property Questions for CLAT Exam 2024

A list of Sample Intellectual Property Questions has been gathered from previous year's question papers that can help you with your preparation for CLAT exams.

1. Cook's Kippers Ltd has been smoking kippers in Whitby, North Yorkshire, for over forty years and has recently applied to the UK Trade Marks Registry to register 'WHITBY KIPPERS' as its trademark. Cook's Kippers has always sold its kippers under that name and has established a national reputation for its kippers. There is substantial evidence that consumers associate the trademark with Cook's Kippers Ltd. The application has been opposed by Whitby Smoakies Ltd, a small company based in Staithes, North Yorkshire, just up the coast from Whitby, on the grounds that WHITBY KIPPERS is descriptive and is a geographical name under s 3(1)(c) of the Trade Marks Act 1994.

Which one of the following is the most likely outcome of the opposition hearing?

  • The opposition will be successful as registration of the trademark will prevent other kipper smokers and fishmongers based in Whitby from describing their kippers as 'Whitby Kippers' or even 'Kippers from Whitby.'
  • The opposition will be unsuccessful as the opponent's trading name is deceptive, and it is not established in Whitby.
  • The opposition will be successful as the trademark is clearly unregistrable on the basis of the absolute grounds of refusal in that it consists exclusively of a sign or indication that may serve, in trade, to designate the kind, quality, quantity, intended purpose, value, geographical origin, the time of production of goods or of rendering of services, or other characteristics of goods or services.
  • The opposition will be unsuccessful because Cook's Kippers Ltd should be able to show that the name has acquired a distinctive character due to its use before the date of the trademark application.

The right answer is that the opposition will be unsuccessful because Cook's Kippers Ltd should be able to show that the name has acquired a distinctive character due to its use before the date of the trademark application.

2. Francis is a University lecturer who specializes in intellectual property law. Recently, he applied for and obtained the registration of the domain name 'www.renault.org'. He did not have permission from Renault’s car manufacturer to do this. Francis has not made use of the domain name but recently wrote to the Renault car company offering to sell the domain name for £150,000. The car company brought legal proceedings against Francis, and the court ordered him to transfer the domain name to the car company.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the possible basis for the court order?

  • The court order was based on trademark infringement by Francis.
  • The court order was based on the English law of unfair competition.
  • The court order was based on the fact that Francis is in possession of an instrument of deceit.
  • The court order was based on the tort of malicious falsehood as Francis has made an unwarranted demand with menaces.

The right answer is that the court order was based on the fact that Francis possesses an instrument of deceit.

3. Which of the following is not protected by trademark laws?

  • Logos
  • Book titles
  • Pseudonyms
  • Trade dress

Answer - Book titles

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4. Hall Mark is 

  • Trademark
  • Certification Mark
  • Collective Mark
  • Both (a) and (b)

Answer - Certification Mark

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5. The judgment in the given passage has been pronounced by

  • Delhi High Court
  • Chennai High Court
  • Maharashtra High Court
  • Gujarat High Court

Answer - Delhi High Court

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General Questions 

1. Who is the first owner of a Book's Copyright

a) Author
b) Publisher
c) Translator
d) Printing press owner

Answer -  Author

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2. Who must apply before the registrar to be a registered trademark user? 

a) Those who are the proprietor of the trademark 
b) Proprietor of the trademark and the other person who wants to be a registered user has to apply jointly
c) Those who want to be a registered user 

Answer - Proprietor of the trademark and the other person who wants to be a registered user hasn't to apply jointly

3. Can the patent be granted? 

a) Process
b) Ideas
c) both product and process
d) product 

Answer - Both product and process

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Frequently Asked Questions

Start with understanding the basics and solve sample questions.

No, however occasionally questions will be asked

Yes, ideally they are easy.

Basic format questions are asked. 

Easy to moderate questions are asked in this section. 


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