Category Archive for "Blog"

Exclusive rights to use trademark as a whole and not in parts

One of the well-established principles in Trademarks law has been the concept of comparing and considering a trademark in its totality. Many a times a trademark can be a composite trademark having various elements in it, and when the same

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Indian Trademark Office strikes back – Sets 25 day countdown to reinstate 1,66,771 abandoned applications

In furtherance to the recent commotion caused by the Trade Marks Office abandoning more than 1,60,000 trademark applications overnight, the Office of the Controller General Patents, Designs and Trademarks has issued a Public Notice dated April 04, 2016 to apparently

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Indian Trademark Office abandons 1,66,771 Trademark Applications

Note: At the outset, please note that this is not an April Fool’s joke! This is very real, though the timing of it is unfortunate. The end of the financial year in India, generally has companies on edge. Accounts teams

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Trans-border reputation spills over to India

Reputation of a trademark implies to the knowledge and awareness of such trademark among the public and is the means by which a trademark is recognized. With globalization of trade and commerce, products are widely available in every nook and

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IPR and Blogging – A blog for the bloggers

If you like then you should’a write blog on it, that’s not how the song goes, but I guess you get the drift. Today, blogging hasn’t just become a hobby but also a profession. There are so many amateur bloggers

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Trademark Search: The cornerstone for your brand’s success

Trademark Search: In addition, to creating a strong trademark as your brand, it is important to ensure that the trademark you have created as your brand is not used by anyone else across the world. Though trademark law is territorial,

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If the Indian Govt has its way, trademark fees to increase by 100%

In continuation of our previous post on the draft Trade Marks (Amendment Rules) 2015 issued by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry on November 19, 2015, here’s the latest update on the proposed amendments. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, the Minister of

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Freedom of Panorama

The concept of “Freedom of Panorama” is a copyright exception wherein the law permits taking photographs, video footage and creating other images (such as paintings) of buildings, sculptures and other art works which are permanently located in a public place, without

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What to do when an Injunction is not enough to stop the infringement

The Latin term ‘Ubi Jus Ibi Remedium’ means; where there is a right there is a remedy. In this context, there is a remedy when there is a breach of a courts order to stop a person from dishonoring the

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Taxes and Intellectual Property – Royalty payments in India

Intellectual Property Rights are one of the most valuable assets of organizations. To maintain a fine balance between promoting research and development and economic growth, various countries have different strategies regarding granting of intellectual property rights as well as other

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