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Trademark Infringement & Their Defenses in India

Introduction The Trademarks Act, 1999 is the legislation that protects trademarks in India. The Act lays down the principles handling registration, protection and penalties against infringement of trademarks. Trademarks are given the status of intellectual property over the globe. There are numerous worldwide & national organizations which try to protect trademark as an intellectual property. … Continue reading Trademark Infringement & Their Defenses in India

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Protection Of Acronyms Under Trademark Law

Acronyms are defined as the abbreviations of longer words formed by the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase. While the trademark is defined as “A mark capable of being represented graphically and which is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one person from those of others.” From … Continue reading Protection Of Acronyms Under Trademark Law

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Character Merchandising, Through Trademark Licensing

Character merchandising promotes a character, fictional or real, through portraying its essential personality features, such as its appearance, sound, image, or name by way of various goods or services. Merchandising is regarded as lawful when it is exploited either by the owner himself or through the operation of law or by way of an assignment … Continue reading Character Merchandising, Through Trademark Licensing

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Trademark Licensing in India

Trademark licensing is the process wherein a registered proprietor of a trademark authorizes a third party to use the mark in the course of trade without transferring the ownership of the mark. The licensing of the trademark allows the registered proprietor to let others use the mark without assigning the ownership of the mark. The … Continue reading Trademark Licensing in India

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Cost of Registering a Trademark in Southeast Asia

Trademark is a recognizable emblem, symbol, or phrase that is used to refer to denote a certain product or service. This trademark helps differentiate similar products or services offered by other companies or organizations. It basically acts as a recognition mark that the product or service belongs to a specific company. ASEAN stands for Association … Continue reading Cost of Registering a Trademark in Southeast Asia

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Fashion & Intellectual Property

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel Fashion industry is at an all-time high and the present size of the market is a $US1 Billion. Many established players together … Continue reading Fashion & Intellectual Property

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Update on Recent Stakeholder Meeting Held On 03.08.2018 at IPO, Delhi

Few of the following issues with respect to various field of Intellectual Property, were raised by the stakeholders : I. Patents: a) E-communication, websites and allied issues FERs are not notified to the applicants leading to abandonment of application. The Patent Office website do not provide for Sequence Listing uploading in txt. format and the … Continue reading Update on Recent Stakeholder Meeting Held On 03.08.2018 at IPO, Delhi

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Unboxing The Confusion In Marks Of Pharmaceutical Products

It is not new that the Supreme Court had cautiously laid down the seven principles for determining confusion or deceptiveness in pharmaceutical products. The landmark case of Cadilla held that medicines are boon but if given wrongly it can have life-threatening impact. Thus, there need not be an iota of confusion in the mind of … Continue reading Unboxing The Confusion In Marks Of Pharmaceutical Products

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IPL (Indian Premier League) And IPR (Intellectual Property Rights)

People of India see cricket not only as the most popular sport in India but also they follow it as a religion which accounts for such great success of IPL tournaments in India. There is a lot of money invested and involved in organizing IPL and the role played by IPR in making it a … Continue reading IPL (Indian Premier League) And IPR (Intellectual Property Rights)

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Thank ‘God’! It Is Not Trademarkable: Analysing the Monopoly over the Names of Gods and Holy Books

Rumors have it that Hindus have 33 Crore Gods. From an IPR perspective, it simply means that there are 33 crore names that are in a fix as potential trademark names. The recent judgment of Bombay High Court in the case of Freudenberg Gala Household Product Pvt. Ltd. v. GEBI Products Ltd has opened the … Continue reading Thank ‘God’! It Is Not Trademarkable: Analysing the Monopoly over the Names of Gods and Holy Books

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