Posts Tagged "Trademarks"

Difference between filing a trademark as a word and as a logo

Indian Trade Mark law saw its origin back in 1940 with the Indian Trade Marks Act thereafter increasing the need for protecting trademarks attributable to the rise in growth of trade and commerce. Since then, the trademark law has been

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Mediation in cases pending before the Trade Marks Registry, Delhi

With the amount of pending matters piling up across the five Trade Marks Registry offices, desperate measures have been taken by the Registry to reduce the burden and for speedy disposal of all pending matters. As a welcome attempt to

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Will the auctioning of trademarks bring back the good times for Kingfisher?

The abandonment of trademarks by the Registry and the events that ensued did steal the spotlight from another trademark issue that has come out at the same time. Right after the (for the lack of a better word) flight of

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The Case of the Early Bird and Trademark Squatting

Let’s take a huge scoop of hypothesis and say that, Ben and Jerry ice-creams forgot to register their trademark in India, and in 2016 when they tried to come into the Indian market they see that there has already been

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SPORTS – Intellectual Property has got your back!

Gone are those days where sports were played as a result of passion and recreation. No one considered sports as a profession or a career. Today, it has become a huge business opportunity where people can mint money. The number

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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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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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Curse of phantom trademarks

   Phantom trademarks – What are they? An anomaly to our Indian trademark law is the concept of Phantom marks. Phantom trademarks are marks containing elements such as words, designations or phrases that are unfixed. It might incorporate a date,

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Proposed Amendments to Trademark Law in India – Fee Hike and More.

Image Source Nov 2016 Update: We are hearing reports that the amendment will come into force this month. While nothing has been confirmed as yet, it appears that the amendments will be published in the Gazette shortly. The Controller of

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Video games and trademarks – Play it right!

In my previous article, I’d written about how different aspects of the video game (story line, source code, characters, background music, screen shots, packaging) can be protected under the laws of copyright. In addition to this, there are different aspects of the trademark law that a game developer will have to keep in mind while creating a game is a world of unending possibilities.

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