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Priority Trademark Application In India – All You Need To Know

The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property that was signed in Paris pertains to industrial property in a broad sense including trademarks, patents, trade names and geographical indications amongst others. The Convention predominantly deals with three categories namely

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Escalation in the Trademark Fee – Trade Mark Rules, 2017 comes into force

The much-awaited Trade Marks Rules 2017 has finally come into force as of March 6, 2017. Although the new rules aim at simplifying the trademark prosecution as a whole by reducing the number of forms from 75 to 8, incorporating

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DU Copyright Case – Easy Access to education or yet another loop hole

The much-anticipated ruling in the appeal filed by the Publishers in The Chancellor, Masters & Scholars of University of Oxford v. Rameshwari Photocopy Services case was pronounced on December 9, 2016 by the Division Bench of the Delhi High Court.

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Punitive Damages denied for Trademark Infringement

In our earlier posts, we have covered the importance of damages in trademark infringement suits and the types of damages as well. The Courts in India have taken a liberal stand while granting nominal and compensatory damages. However, when it

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ISRA wins yet another case at the Delhi High Court

The Indian Singers’ Rights Association (ISRA) on 30th September won yet another case at the Delhi High Court against Night Fever Club & Lounge, Delhi. This is the second of its kind in recent times with the first being two

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Financial Times – The never ending trademark battle

The legal battle between The Financial Times Ltd (FTL) and Times Publishing House Ltd (TPHL) over the trademark rights to the term “FINANCIAL TIMES” and “FT” has been going on for over two decades now and continues to do so.

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A new occurrence in the Delhi University Copyright Case

The much spoken about verdict pronounced by Justice Endlaw on the Delhi University Copy right case has yet again grabbed everyone’s attention as the Publishers filed an appeal against the decision. The Delhi high court after a series of litigation

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Initiative by IPAB to expedite administrative proceedings

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (“IPAB”) was constituted by the Indian Government on September 15, 2003 to hear and adjudicate appeals against the decisions of the Registrar under the Indian Trade Marks Act, 1999 and the Indian Geographical Indications of

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A breakthrough for Indian Copyright Law

The Delhi High Court on the 16th of September, 2016 pronounced a landmark verdict in the case of The Chancellor, Masters & Scholars of The University of Oxford & ors. Vs. Rameshwari Photocopy Services & Anr that is likely to

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Indian Judiciary takes a stand on the concept of Trade Dress

Trade dress relates to the visual or other appearance of a product that may withal include its packaging, combination of colours, textures, graphics, shape which could be registered and protected from being exploited by competitors in connection to their business

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