Category: Trademark

Sri Lanka Acceded to the Madrid Protocol

Sri Lanka, in 2017, made significant policy decisions through concerted discussions on the importance of “value-added” products to enhance the revenue through exports in Sri Lanka. ‘Branding’ is one of the major value additions but has not received its due recognition and importance. Protecting the brands implies registering the requisite trademarks. Trademarks provide the required … Continue reading Sri Lanka Acceded to the Madrid Protocol

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Trademark Objections Reasons And Response

Filing for a trademark can be a tedious process and if not done in a proper manner, it can lead to several objections to the application. A Trademark Officer is the one who can object to the trademark application. After receiving the application for Trademark registration, a Trademark Officer can raise objections due to several … Continue reading Trademark Objections Reasons And Response

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How to Sound Trade marks Register Explain With Examples

Introduction How to Sound Trade marks Register : In India, sound can be copyrighted as a succession of musical notes with or without words. Sound trademarks are widely popular in the United States, and knowledge of them is rapidly growing in India. In India, sound that is graphically represented by a succession of musical notes … Continue reading How to Sound Trade marks Register Explain With Examples

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Trademark Infringement In India’s Pharmaceutical Companies

Introduction Trademark Infringement In India’s pharmaceutical Companies is prospering, with tremendous expansion over the last few decades. The Indian government is working hard to promote this business by enacting and implementing laws that are in line with international norms. Intellectual property rights protection is becoming increasingly important for businesses as the market expands and industry … Continue reading Trademark Infringement In India’s Pharmaceutical Companies

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Customs Measures Against Sale Of Infringing Goods

There are various ways to protect one’s Intellectual Property in a particular jurisdiction and also for the enforcement of rights associated with it. One can get the IP registered and move to the court in case it is infringed by someone to get appropriate remedies. But what happens in the case of import-export of goods? … Continue reading Customs Measures Against Sale Of Infringing Goods

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Willful Ignorance Cannot Be Considered As A Defense In An Infringement Suit

Luxottica Group is an Italian corporation having a registered office in Washington. The company is involved in the business of Luxury eyewear manufacturers and is holding registered trademarks. The company brought a contributory trademark infringement action under the Lanham Act against Airport Mini Mall, which owned discount mall whose subtenants were selling counterfeit eyewear, mall’s … Continue reading Willful Ignorance Cannot Be Considered As A Defense In An Infringement Suit

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Colour As A Trade Dress In The Pharmaceutical Industry

Introduction The notion of trade dress is defined in Section 2(zb) of the Trademarks Act 1999, which defines a ‘trademark’ in broad terms, including shape, packaging, and color combinations, as long as they can be graphically depicted and identify goods or services. Colors and color combinations are important in distinguishing products on the market. A … Continue reading Colour As A Trade Dress In The Pharmaceutical Industry

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Trademark Symbols And Registration In India

Trademarks protect the owners of goods or services that engage in markets through businesses. These marks affect the interest of the business, proprietor, or service providers as it helps consumers identify their goods in the market. In India, the law that offers trademark protection is the Trademarks Act, 1999 (“Act”) read with applicable Rules. The … Continue reading Trademark Symbols And Registration In India

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Understanding Unconventional Trademarks (Part I)

Traditionally speaking we have for the longest time associated trademarks with words, logos, pictures, or combination thereof. But in recent times, this norm has been challenged by the introduction and growth of acceptance of unconventional trademarks. The unconventional trademark is a broad and inclusive term for all those marks that don’t fall in the conventional … Continue reading Understanding Unconventional Trademarks (Part I)

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