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Trademark Violations in Comparative Advertising

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This post was first published on December 2nd, 2012. Comparative Advertising is, as the name suggests, advertising that compares one product or service with another. Comparison is made with the intention of increasing the sales of the advertiser either by suggesting that the advertiser’s product is of the same or better quality to that of the compared product. The aim of such advertisement is to bring to public knowledge an honest comparison of one’s products with those of competitors.  Promotion of market transparency is intended but has other advantages such as regulation of prices and stimulating competition for improvement in products. Comparative...

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Value of IP for Small and Medium Enterprises

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This post was first published on March 14th, 2013.   Contrary to popular belief in India, Intellectual Property (IP) is neither a boon nor a curse for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Just like other business tools, it is a tool that can provide business and competitive advantage, provided an SME wishes to gain such an advantage. The wish must obviously be backed by appropriate steps in the right direction, in the light of the SMEs business goals. While the overarching objective of this series is to indicate various elements of the path to gaining business value, this article will focus only...

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Weekly Copyright News: Madras HC Lifts TikTok Ban, Complaint Against ‘Mental Hai Kya’, and more

Madras High Court Lifts Ban on TikTok App; Indian Psychiatric Society Files Complaint Against 'Mental Hai Kya'; Piracy Lead to Increase in My Fan Base in China: Aamir Khan; Kalank Leaked on Tamilrockers Soon After Release; US Court: Site Owner Not Vicariously Liable for Developer’s Infringement; Photographer Sues McGarryBowen and Clorox for Copyright Infringement; MTVA to Sue Dutch Political Party for Copyright Infringement; EFF Intervenes in Stream-Ripping Court Battle; Game of Thrones Episode Leaked and Viewed 55 Million Times in 24 Hours Before Release; Bumblebee Movie Helps Boost Hasbro; ‘Spiderman: Far From Home’ Collaborates with Doritos for Worldwide Promotions; Eros...

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Weekly Trademark News: PVR Cuts Ties with Justdial, Save the Planet T-shirts by Hard Rock, Jeeraphool Rice GI and Other News

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Indian Trademark Statistics for April (Third Week), Apple Loses Battle for One More Thing, Save the Planet T-shirts, Abby Viral Launches Official Merchanise and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Mass advertising can help build brands, but authenticity is what makes them last. If people believe they share values with a company, they will stay loyal to the brand" –Howard Schultz INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has been slow in its day to day activities. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearing has decreased...

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Differentiating Patents and Industrial Designs

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Patents and Industrial Designs are both subsets of Intellectual Property Rights, along with Trademarks, Copyrights, Geographical Indicators, etc. Although these two types of Intellectual Property Rights are very distinct in nature, many tend to confuse the two. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), patents are an “exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides, in general, a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem.” Patent rights are granted to an inventor, by the government, and it permits such inventor to exclude others from making,...

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Weekly Patent Updates: Apple and Qualcomm settle all patent disputes, World IP Day events, BRICS IP heads meet in South Africa, Kerala Agricultural University to receive National IP Award 2019 and more

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“Indian Patent Statistics, Indian Patent Grants, Interesting Inventions, First Examination Report (FER) Statistics, MNLU to organize a Faculty Development Program on IPR, on World IP Day, IPR Cell of Kerala Agricultural University to receive National IP Award, 2019, Apple and Qualcomm settle their differences with a six-year patent license agreement, 11th meeting of IP Heads of BRICS held in Cape Town, South Africa and other patent news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Patents are like fertilizer. Applied wisely and sparingly, they can increase growth. But if you apply...

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Weekly Copyright News: 30 Torrent Sites Blocked, Notices to Makers of Tashkent Files and Dabangg 3, Avengers Playmoji, and more

Delhi High Court Restrains 30 Torrent Sites from Uploading Copyright Content; ‘Tashkent Files’ Maker Gets Legal Notice; Archaeological Society Sends Notice to Dabangg 3 Makers; Tweet Reporting DMCA Takedown Mishandling Gets Take Down Notice, Starz Apologises ; US Court: Wilful Action Required for Copyright Violation; Amazon to Launch Ad-Supported Music Streaming Service to Rival Spotify; Google Collaborates with Marvel Studios to Bring Avengers Endgame Playmoji on Pixel 3; CD Baby Partners with Audible Magic to Spot Copyright Infringement, and more. Copyright Quote I think that the use of copyright is going to change dramatically. Part of it is economics. There is just...

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Weekly Trademark News: Five Varieties of Indian Coffee Gets GI, Chanel Defends Coco, Surf Excel Trade Dress Infringement, IP Innovation Gallery, and Other News

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Indian Trademark Statistics for April (Third Week), Bieber Beauty Trademark, Trade Dress Infringement over Surf Excel, Endangered Species Footwear Collection and more, brought to you by the Trademark Attorneys at BananaIP (BIP) Counsels. TRADEMARK QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Define what your brand stands for, its core values and tone of voice, and then communicate consistently in those terms" –Simon Mainwaring INDIAN TRADEMARK STATISTICS In the last week, the Indian Trademark Office has been slow in its day to day activities. The total number of applications disposed through show cause hearing has decreased by forty percent (40%). Similarly, the total number of registrations granted has...

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Weekly Patent News: WIPO India Summer School, IP Innovation Gallery opening soon, IPR workshops, Mega patent infringement lawsuit against Apple, patent research grants and more

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“Indian Patent Statistics, Indian Patent Grants, Interesting Inventions, WIPO Academy to host WIPO – India Summer School, IP Innovation Gallery at RGNIIPM, SEVEN Networks files a mega patent infringement suit on Apple Inc., EPO refers G3/19 issue to the Enlarged Board of Appeals, EPO invites proposals for patent research grants and other patent news updates” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “Ideas in your mind have no patent value. They must be expressed or reduced to practice before it is too late” – Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Author, Professor and...

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Weekly Copyright News: EC Issues Notices to TV Channels, Stalls Modi Biopic; Twitter Removes Trump Tweet; GoT Final Season Merchandise, and more

Filmmakers Issue Notice to Sunil Shetty for Interfering in Daughter Athiya’s Film, PVR Approaches SEBI against Screwvala Tweets, EC Issues Notice to Zee TV and &TV for Promoting Govt Schemes, EC Stalls Release of Modi Biopic, Twitter Removes Trump’s Video Citing Copyright Infringement, Rappers TeeFlii and 2 Chainz Face Copyright Infringement Charges, Reddit to Mass Delete Content from Piracy Thread, Vodafone Ireland to Follow ‘Three-Strike’ Policy for Infringers of Copyright, Viacom’s Pluto TV Scores 700 Hours of Content in Latest Deal with BBC Studios, Amazon Looks to Expand Latest Video Streaming Product, Cinepolis Hosts India’s First Movie Marathon, Game of...

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