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Addressing the Challenges of Dormant Registered Trademarks in China: A Comprehensive Regulatory Approach

Corporate Law : Explore the challenges of dormant trademarks in China & a comprehensive approach to regulate them. Learn about causes, risks & tai...

May 8, 2024 141 Views 0 comment Print

Characteristics and Qualities of Perfect Trademark

Corporate Law : Learn about the characteristics and qualities of a perfect trademark, including uniqueness, ease of pronunciation, memorability, a...

April 10, 2024 639 Views 0 comment Print

Understanding Genericide and Its Impact on Trademarks

Corporate Law : Learn about genericide in trademarks, its impact, and strategies to prevent it. Get expert legal advice from Compliance Calendar t...

April 2, 2024 315 Views 0 comment Print

Trademark Fashion Statements: Cultural Significance of Fashion Items & Accessories

Corporate Law : Explore the cultural significance of fashion items and accessories and the role of trademarks in safeguarding brand identity in th...

March 26, 2024 294 Views 0 comment Print

Trademark Disputes and Alternative Dispute Resolution 

Corporate Law : Discover how to navigate trademark disputes in India with alternative dispute resolution methods. Learn about ADR benefits and its...

March 18, 2024 807 Views 0 comment Print


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Company Secretaries in Practice can act as IPR/Trade Marks agent: ICSI

CA, CS, CMA : Company Secretaries in Practice are allowed to be registered as Trade Marks Agent under Rule 144 of the Trade Marks Rules, 2017, r...

May 18, 2023 3585 Views 0 comment Print

Rajasthan High Court Restrains Bureau of Indian Standard from interfering use of Trade Mark by Cement Company

Corporate Law : A writ petition is filed before Hon’ble Rajasthan High Court, Jodhpur while challenging the Circular dated 28.08.2020 being issu...

May 18, 2021 783 Views 0 comment Print

India, Denmark sign MoU on Intellectual Property cooperation

Corporate Law : The Union Cabinet in its meeting dated 15.09.2020 gave the approval for signing the MoU with Denmark in the field of IP Cooperatio...

September 26, 2020 387 Views 0 comment Print

Brief steps/stages for granting a trademark

Corporate Law : A trademark application is processed in accordance with The Trade Marks Act, 1999 and The Trade Marks Rules, 2017. 1. Application ...

September 22, 2020 585 Views 0 comment Print

ICAI Advisory on unauthorised use of Trademark ‘ICAI’

CA, CS, CMA : Mark 'ICAI' which is the acronym of the Institute has acquired a distinctive character and as it exclusively considered to be asso...

May 31, 2020 3102 Views 1 comment Print


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Trademark Disputes: Shyam Sel and Power Limited vs. Shyam Steel Industries Limited – A Case Study

Corporate Law : Dive into the Supreme Courts judgment in Shyam Sel & Power Ltd vs Shyam Steel Industries Ltd case regarding trademark infringement...

April 2, 2024 126 Views 0 comment Print

NCLAT Rules NCLT Can Decide Trademark Issues in IBC Cases

Corporate Law : Gloster Cables claims ownership of the GLOSTER trademark in a dispute with Fort Gloster during insolvency proceedings. Learn about...

March 3, 2024 306 Views 0 comment Print

Delhi HC Awards ₹12 Lakhs in Castrol vs. ‘Newcast Roi Racing’ Trademark Infringement Case

Income Tax : Explore the Delhi High Court's landmark judgment awarding ₹12 lakhs to Castrol in a deceptive trademark case against 'Newcast Ro...

February 26, 2024 465 Views 0 comment Print

Theobroma vs. Theos: Delhi High Court Resolves Bakery Trademark Battle

Corporate Law : The Delhi High Court settles the trademark dispute between Theobroma Foods Pvt. Ltd. and Theos Food Pvt. Ltd. Read the full judgme...

October 22, 2023 1014 Views 0 comment Print

Bombay High Court’s Landmark Ruling on Trademark Use in Meta-Tags

Corporate Law : Discover groundbreaking People Interactive v. Gaurav Jerry case where Bombay High Court deems trademark use in meta-tags illegal, ...

October 4, 2023 7770 Views 0 comment Print


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Draft Trade Marks (1st Amendment) Rules, 2024

Corporate Law : Explore the proposed Trade Marks (1st Amendment) Rules, 2024 by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Learn about adjudication pr...

January 2, 2024 1398 Views 0 comment Print

Comments invited for declaring two or more prime constituents of commodity on front side of package with Brand Name/ Logo

Corporate Law : The common or generic names of the commodity contained in the package and in case of packages with more than one product, the name...

August 16, 2022 531 Views 0 comment Print

Guidelines for submission of Cash/Non-Cash documents at Trade Marks Registry

Corporate Law : It has been brought to the notice of the under signed that the documents submitted at the counter of the Trade Marks Registry, Mum...

January 9, 2020 585 Views 0 comment Print

All about Trade Mark and Trade Mark Application in India

Corporate Law : A registered trademarks agent may apply in Form TM-G for alteration of his name, address of the place of residence, address of the...

March 6, 2017 12870 Views 0 comment Print

Process for trademarks made fully automated

Corporate Law : The process relating to generation & issuance of registration certificates for applications made for registration of trademarks ha...

July 28, 2016 19157 Views 0 comment Print


New Trademark Rules (search gets free and Application gets costly)

January 19, 2011 171 Views 0 comment Print

Intellectual Property Office has also issued the public notice that “The fee for filing of application to register a trade mark for a specification of goods or services included in one class has been increased from Rs.2,500/- to Rs.3,500 /-. The abov

Govt allows Online Search of Trademark /patents and increases filing fees for patent and trademark application

January 18, 2011 926 Views 0 comment Print

Patent and trademark seekers will no longer have to wait for weeks to get the go-ahead for their applications from the government’s patent registrar . The commerce and industry ministry has thrown open the entire trademark and patent database for fre

Depreciation is to be allowed to the assessee on the `brand’ received by it under the scheme of amalgamation

December 26, 2010 1461 Views 0 comment Print

The AO further made a disallowance of a deduction of Rs.6,94,02,867/- u/s 40(a). The assessee claimed that certain disallowances were made for expenditure in the earlier years in the case of KEC Infrastructure Ltd. and as the payments of these disallowed expenditure were made during the year, the assessee claims that the same should be allowed in its han

No restriction on using common descriptive expression for goods

November 10, 2010 375 Views 0 comment Print

A division bench of the Delhi high court last week dismissed the appeal of Marico Ltd against its rival in cooking oil market, Agro Tech Foods Ltd, over the use of expressions exclusively claimed by the former. Earlier, a single judge bench had held

Facility to Free online search of availability of trademark likely to be available in the next few weeks

October 22, 2010 327 Views 0 comment Print

An entrepreneur wanting a trademark now will be able to search the registry online without any cost whether a particular symbol or design is available and not booked already. The facility, to be extended by the Controller General of Patents, Designs

Soon Just one Application for Getting Trademark in more then one Countries

August 12, 2010 441 Views 0 comment Print

Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Trademarks (amendment) Bill of 2009, which enables a person or an enterprise to seek registration of a trademark in any of the 84 member countries of the Madrid Protocol through a single application. The amendment bill, which provides for a simplified trademark registration process,

Word ‘T’ is not the Monopoly of Tata Group

April 27, 2010 379 Views 0 comment Print

Telco has lost its trademark violation case against the Super Cassettes Industries in the Delhi High Court which allowed the electronics company to use letter ‘T’ in its T-SERIES mark, saying it was not its “monopoly”.

Delhi HC dismissed ITC appeal on use of trademark by Philip Morris’ in relation to its Marlboro brand of cigarettes in India

January 16, 2010 309 Views 0 comment Print

The Delhi High Court today dismissed an application by ITC Ltd for grant of an injunction against the use of a device mark by Philip Morris in relation to its Marlboro brand of cigarettes in India. The trademark action filed by ITC was based on the registration and use of its wellknown W-namaste logo

A study on Patent infringement Law in India

December 3, 2009 10216 Views 0 comment Print

A Patent confers the exclusive right on the Patentee to make, distribute or sell the invention in India. This exclusive right is for 20 years. After 20 years, that invention becomes a public Domain. An infringement would be when any of three rights is violated. A Patentee may assign/ license all or some of these rights. The exercise of the rights so transferred in favors of the assignee or the licensee by the assignor or the licensor would not amount to infringement of the Patents.

Frequently Asked Questions about Trade Marks

March 16, 2009 433 Views 0 comment Print

1. What is a trade mark? A trade mark (popularly known as brand name) in layman’s language is a visual symbol which may be a word signature, name, device, label, numerals or combination of colours used by one undertaking on goods or services or other articles of commerce to distinguish it from other similar goods […]

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