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From China with Love: The Xiaomi Story

This image depicts a brand new MI 3 Phone which is a product of Xiaomi. This image is relevant as this article is all about the entry of Xiaomi into the Indian Market. Click on this image for more information

This post was first published on December 19, 2014.

 

Just a few months ago, this particular cellular company took the market by storm and made its stand in the 3rd rank of the world’s cellular companies. It not only pleased consumers, but also gave tough competition to leading brands in the market. As a matter fact, the phones sold like hot cakes within minutes of its release on one of the biggest online shopping destinations, Flipkart. More recently, the company got into a patent spat, the first of them, with another biggie, Ericsson. Even more recently, the ban was partially lifted.

Xiaomi is the name that jumps to mind immediately. This phone gained all the stardom due to its amazing specifications. It did not provide any specification out of the box when compared to its competitive brands but what it did provide was all the highly featured specifications which the leading brands sell for very high cost. Xiaomi sold the same specifications for half the cost. This low cost phone with high end specifications was then known to be a “Chinese iPhone”. Xiaomi, having moved out of China, has made its stand in seven countries in Asia and is on track to sell 60 million smartphones this coming year.

Harmonious Construction Can Ignore the Term Clause

This post was first published on 25th May, 2012.   The plaintiff Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd. has filed this petition in the Delhi High court against Amit Sharma & others. The case has been decided on 16th May 2012. Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd. contended that it held copyrights over the song “Thodi si jo pee le hai” from the movie “Namak Halal” and prayed towards restraining the Defendants from using the “Thodi si jo pee le hai” in their film “Department”; from releasing or distributing the film without deleting the portion of the song and also from exploiting the audio rights of the film...

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Patent statistics, US PTAB upholds Motorola’s patents, Nvidia accused of patent infringement and more

“Indian Patent Statistics, Interesting Inventions, IPA4SME Campaign begins with a bang, first call for applications is now open, Vietnam in talks to develop its IP strategy by the year 2030, European Patent Office holds Search Matters conference in Munich, Germany, USPTO maintains validity of Motorola Solution’s patents despite objections raised by Hytera, Nvidia faces accusations of patent infringement” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Quote of the Week “If you didn’t have patents, no one would bother to spend money on research and development. But with patents, if someone has a good idea and...

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Apple sues Qualcomm again, Major Setback to Bayer, Delhi HC allows export of patented drug and much more.

This is an image of a black-board on which the word News is written which depicts the latest Intellectual Property Updates. To know more about this image, click here.

Intellectual Property updates Hello there Intellepedia readers. All of us realize that we live in a world where everything is instant. When one can have instant food, instant television and an instant date, why not some instant news? In our endeavour to bring to you Intellectual Property updates from across the globe, we are kick starting today a brand new approach to learning. All we ask of you is to brace yourself for the exciting IP journey ahead! Aikya prevails over IKEA in Trademark dispute In a recent judgement delivered by the district court in New Delhi, the famous Swedish brand ‘IKEA’ lost...

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Toyota Wins the ‘Prius’ Trademark Dispute

The featured image shows the logo of toyota Company. The post is about a recent trademark dispute regarding the use of the mark PRIUS. To know more, please click here.

Toyota, one of the leading giants in the automobile industry, sensed a huge relief when the Delhi High Court on 8th of July, 2016 delivered its judgment in its favour. This trademark dispute was pending in the court for seven long years, before the court found the defendants conduct to be dishonest. The Delhi High Court in the case of Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha vs Deepak Mangal & Ors., CS (OS) 2490 of 2009, also known as the Prius Trademark case, found the defendants conduct to be dishonest, who was carrying on the business of selling indigenously manufactured spare parts in...

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Grumpy Cat gets into an IP Spat

The feature image is the image of a plush toy of Grumpy cat. The post is about an IP infringement law suit that teh grumpy cat company has filed against Grenade beverages. To read more click here.

“Don't make me Grumpier than I feel already, or I WILL see you in Court.” - Grumpy Cat Note: Dear Readers, you will probably best enjoy this post after viewing this video of Grumpy Cat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoSep_Otcvg Yes, Grumpy Cat a.k.a Tardar Sauce has achieved more than most humans, she is the first cat to have been immortalized by Madame Tussauds wax museum as of 8th December 2015. She has authored three books, been on the American Idol and featured on the covers of Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine. Grumpy Cat went viral on the Internet after her owners posted a photograph,...

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Phonetic Justice for Trademark

Alt. Text: This image depicts the Skype Trademark. This image was used because this post relates to a case involving Skype. Click on the image to read full post.

  This article was contributed by Swastika Chakravarti. How important are phonetics in trademarks, you ask? The General Court of the European Union has an answer for you. In deciding a matter between Pay TV giant, Sky and Microsoft (owners of Skype), the Court relied on the similarity of signs in terms of concept and phonetics to deny Microsoft a trademark for Skype in Europe. Holding that the pronunciation of ‘y’ in Skype is no shorter than in Sky, the Court seems to feel that ‘Skype’ is most obviously identifiable with the commonly used word 'Sky'. The logo of a cloud helps...

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