Category Archive for "Startups"

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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Protecting business processes as Intellectual Property in India

Image from here Business processes: Very often people hear about how intellectual property protects all creations of the mind and immediately think their ideas have monetary value. Often times, when talking to people about patents, and their requirement for novelty,

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Trademark and Startups: 4 Frequently Asked Questions

When starting a business I’m sure there are a multitude of questions that go through every entrepreneur’s mind. Barring the basic questions of whether or not to go ahead with launching something, on the trademark front there are a couple

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Brainstorming to name your startup? Read on…

There was once a group of youngsters sitting in a café scribbling over their notepads, almost spilling the coffee in the heat of their arguments. They were in a heated brainstorming session regarding a suitable name for their startup. A

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Why should you register your Trademark?

Trademarks are at the sine qua non of any business; right from your name or the logos representing your brand, to the names of specific products or services – any particular term or slogan that is unique to your business are the

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4 things you need to know while responding to provisional refusal from the Indian Trademark Office under the Madrid Protocol.

Madrid protocol – India Deadline to respond to objections: The deadline to respond to objections raised by the Indian Trademark Office is 30 days from the date of receipt of the provisional refusal notification by the applicant. Accordingly the date

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