Category Archive for "Trademarks"

The Mind-Boggling Rubik’s Cube

I’m sure most of us would have certainly asked our parents for the Magic Cube to play with, as a child. Whether we solve the puzzle or not, as kids, we would have been enchanted by the colorful cube and

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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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How to get a “well known” trademark status for your mark in India

What is a well-known trademark? The Trademarks Act, 1999 has defined a well-known trademark under Section 2(zg) of the Act as ‘mark which has become so to the substantial segment of the public which uses such goods or receives such

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Trademark Infringement and Counterfeiting

Counterfeiting and infringement are two concepts that are often considered synonymous and similar to one another and the differences between the two are most often overlooked. Counterfeiting as defined in the English dictionary and as commonly understood by the general

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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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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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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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The Trademark Rules 2017 – The online filing system version 3.0

The Trademark Rules 2017 were finally notified on March 6, 2017 after months of speculation and several mistimed email blasts notifying people of its imminent adoption. The crux of the draft rules hasn’t changed, since its publication in November 2015

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Memoirs of the Indian Trademark Office

I still remember the first time I looked into the Indian Trademark Office website while interning, memorizing the domain name www.ipindia.nic.in, little knowing I would plunge into it and never forget it. The journey of the Indian Trademark Office has

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“TATA” A Well-Known Trademark

In a recent judgment, the Delhi High Court pronounced that the mark TATA has acquired the status of a “well-known” mark on account of its usage for a long period of time. The concept of well-known trademarks and infringement of

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