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The featured image shows a thief stealing some data. The post is about cybersquatting in general and talks about the case of domain name dispute of Jimmy choo. To read more click here.

‘Choo’ Only What You Can

Cybersquatting is no stranger to us, considering the increasing number of cybersquatting incidents that have come to light in the recent years.  Cybersquatting is registering, using or selling of a domain name with the intention of benefiting from the name, popularity or goodwill of another’s business, trademark or brand. The Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) has been established in the United States to protect the trademark owners from the unlawful actions of cybersquatters. The Act prohibits such practice as registering…

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The image is of a stop sign with a man screaming stop and his hand gesturing stop as the post is about the staying of all TM registry's abandonment orders by the Delhi High Court. To read more click here.

Delhi HC stays abandonment orders issued by the TM Registry

  As all of you may be aware, we have been covering all latest developments about the hasty mass abandonment of trademark applications by the Trade Mark Registry on a regular basis. As per the Registry, such action was taken due to the non-receipt of trademark responses to Examination Reports, within the statutory limit of 30 days. Earlier this week we reported about the public notice issued by the Controller General of Patents Trademarks and Designs stating the following- “It is…

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The featured image is of a hashtag as the post is about hashtag trademarks. To read more click here.

Keep your hashtags safe!

What is a hashtag? Well you don’t want be caught asking that question in the ‘Twitter era’! While some Twitter users might think you have probably been living under a rock, we’ll clarify your doubts. A hashtag, popularized by Twitter of course is a word or phrase preceded by a hash sign (#) which is widely used on social media to identify messages or posts or “tweets” relating to a particular topic.  It is a great way for a number…

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The featured image is of a surprised cat, as the post is about the subbed mass abandonment of TM application my trademark office. To read more click here.

The Immaculate Trade Mark Office and the Mystery of the Abandoned TM Applications

In a follow up to the mass abandonment of trade mark applications the Sinapse Team was informed by a source that a group of lawyers in Mumbai had approached the Controller General of Patents Trademarks and Designs today, to convey their grievances regarding the mass abandonment of applications. However, the group was informed that the Controller was not available/accessible to discuss this (pressing) issue. Secondly, the lawyers were also instructed to nominate a representative from amongst them, who could speak…

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The featured image is of the lion capital of ashoka pillar which is the national emblem of India. The post is about the new public notice issued by the TM registry with respect to the wrongful issuing of abandonment orders for multiple Trade marks. To read more click here.

Trade Mark Office issues public notice regarding mass abandonment of applications

Following the en masse abandonment of trade mark applications the office of the CGPTD has issued a public notice, today 4th April, 2016, ‘relating to “treating applications as abandoned” in want of reply to Examination Report containing office objection within prescribed period.’ In the notice it is stated that as per the requirements of the Trademarks Act, 1999 all such application where the examination responses, to the examination reports of such applications, were not received within the 30 days time…

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The featured image shows the image of a traffic light and the words No, Maybe, Yes where the yes is ticked. The post is about the recent finding of the Delhi high court in the case of ericsson versus CCI. To read more click here.

Delhi High Court finds CCI Competent

In the most recent development in the Ercisson versus CCI battle, the Delhi High Court on the 30th of March, 2016 has dismissed the petition filed by Ericsson in the case of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ).  v. Competition Commission of India & Anr. In the order passed by Justice Vibhu Bakhru, the court stated that ”Merely because certain reliefs sought by Micromax and Intex before CCI are also available in proceedings under the Patents Act does not exclude the subject…

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The featured image is of the lion capital of ashoka pillar which is the national emblem of India. The post is about the new public notice issued by the TM registry with respect to the wrongful issuing of abandonment orders for multiple Trade marks. To read more click here.

En Masse Abandonment of Trade Mark Applications by the Indian Trade Mark Office

  It has been brought to the notice of SiNApSE Team that  numerous trade mark applications have been abandoned by the Indian Trade Mark Office in one shot. One person estimates the number to be more than 1.5 lakh applications. The reason as stated by one source is that the trade mark applications  are showing as abandoned because examination responses were not filed on time. One lawyer reports that the Trade Mark officials are claiming that all examination reports, which have…

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Top TED talks on Patents

We all love a good TED talk, an insightful and informative talk given by someone who understands the subject matter he or she is discussing.  For all our readers who are not aware of what TED talks are, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. These TED talks are held all around the world and are primarily educational in nature. The talks do not focus on any one topic or subject, as the talks are delivered by speakers coming from…

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The featured image shows the figure of a woman teaching. This post is about the governments decision to allow US trained patent examiners to examine indian patent applications. to read more click here

Government Bats for US trained Patent Examiners

India has seen a lot of chaos in the field of IP within the last decade. From amendments to draft amendments and propositions to impositions, IP in India has seen it all. In the past year alone we have witnessed 3 major amendments being proposed to the Patents Act and Rules and Trademark rules. Further, we have had several major discussions including discussions on the IPR policy for India, guidelines for examination of patents, software patents, etc. The trend…

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The featured image shows the cartoon of a Pirate. This post is about the Pirate bay company being sued for copyright infringement. To read more click here.

Copyright Pirates! BREIN is coming for you!

  Well we’re all aware how heinous a crime piracy is and how every year the entertainment industry suffers a loss of millions of dollars due to it. For more than a decade anti-piracy organizations have been targeting pirate websites to curb instances of piracy. One such organization is BREIN (Bescherming Rechten Entertainment Industrie Nederland, which roughly translates to association for the Protection of the Rights of the Entertainment Industry of the Netherlands), a Dutch organization which has been an active…

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