Category Archive for "intellectual property"

Delhi High Court reverses arbitrator’s award on thoughtworks.in

The Delhi High Court recently passed an order reversing the holding of a INDRP complaint where the Arbitrator passed an award against Thoughtworks Incorporated, a US company in favour of Super Software Private Limited, an Indian company with regard to

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Trademark Protection in Maldives

Maldives is one of the very few countries to sway the hearts of many by sheltering a compendium of unique resources and picturesque handicrafts. Though the country is home to rare talents such as its intricate embroidery and coir making,

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The Case of the Innocent Domain Squatter

We all have different reasons for getting into the study and practice of law. Regardless of whether you have parents/family members with a thriving practice who need an heir, to not getting into any other course or if you’re like

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11th Edition of NICE Classification to come into force in 2017

The World Intellectual Property Organization [WIPO] recently passed a notification in their Gazette dated October 24, 2016 notifying the public that the NICE Classification of goods and services was to be amended and that the eleventh [11th] edition was to

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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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No Protection For Generic Domain Names

Given the augmenting cyberspace era, domain name disputes are on an ultimate rise and there have been numerous judgments pronounced on domain name disputes and majority of these disputes are focused on the interplay between trademarks and domain names. Last

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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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Infringement of a trademark also depends upon the similarity between the target customers

The criteria for determining trademark infringement primarily depends on two major factors; ie- identity or similarity between the registered trade mark and the infringing mark and the identity or similarity between the goods or services respectively covered by the two

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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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