Category Archive for "Startups"

Pitfalls to Avoid in Indemnification Clauses in Tech Licensing agreements

Image designed by Freepik   Before signing a technology licensing agreement, carefully review all its provisions, including the indemnification clauses. Regrettably, this very important part of a licensing agreement is often treated as a boilerplate provision. Don’t make the mistake

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Trade Marks Rules, 2017- Dissected, Scrutinized and Simplified

Seems like the month of March is jinxed with respect to Trademarks in India! March 2016, we witnessed the infamous “Mass abandonment” of over one lakh trademark applications and a year later in March 2017, the Indian Trade Marks Office

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Trademark Rules 2017- The Top Six Changes

The Trade Mark Rule 2017 came into force on March 6, 2017 with several changes to the existing trademark practice. While there are numerous amendments, I’ve listed the top six changes Classification of Applicants The Trademark Rules 2017 has specified

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Trade Marks Rules, 2017 – What it means for Startups & SME’s

The Controller of Patents, Designs and Trademarks through a public notice dated November 19, 2015 brought to the notice of the public the draft of the Trademarks Amendment Rules, 2015 proposing to amend the Trademark Rules, 2002 and had invited

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Sole Proprietorship or incorporate my LLP/Pvt Ltd company in India

Image Designed by Freepik Starting your own business requires passion, zeal and aptitude for that business. But once you have decided to start on your own, there are a hundred and one questions zooming through your mind. This article aims

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IP Office appoints Facilitators under SIPP – Startups to get pro-bono services

With the Government’s recent proactive steps in improving Intellectual Property protection with a focus on Startups through the  “STARTUP INDIA” drive, Selvam and Selvam is pleased to announce the appointment of the Managing Attorney, Raja Selvam, as a “Facilitator” under

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Software Piracy raids on Startups – Know your rights

So you’ve just set up your company, and working at acquiring clients, you pounce on the phone as soon as it rings/ rush to the door at the prospect of a new client walking through the doors. Not all calls

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Freedom 251 phone icons – Ring any Bells?

My day in office began with the conversation on whether my colleague was lucky enough to order the Freedom 251 smart phone, supposedly the India’s first and cheapest smartphone (around USD 4) which was launched yesterday by Noida-based company Ringing

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IP Office joins Startup India Campaign – Launches Scheme and Facilitators

Image from here Of late there has been a humongous upsurge in the number of Startups being launched in India, and alongside catching up pace, is the awareness about importance of protecting the intellectual property rights. The early stages in

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Trademark Infringement and Jurisdiction – What it means to carry on business

Image from here Trademark law in India provides that a plaintiff can file a suit for trademark infringement in a district court within the jurisdiction where the plaintiff is actually and voluntarily residing or carrying on business or personally working

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