Maximizing Intellectual Value since 2004

The featured image shows a man standing on a pile of money. This post is about how a person can make money from IP. To read more click here.

'How to' of IP Commercialization – I

We all know that Intellectual property is intangible in nature. Why then do so many people value Intellectual Property? especially business oriented companies and individuals. This post attempts to answers this simple question. Intellectual property is actually the tangible expressions of ideas such as inventions literary and artistic works, designs and symbols, names and images used in commerce. The first step in protecting the IP is to identify that what kind of IP one has and the next step is to evaluate such…

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This image depicts the 'Trademark' and 'Registered' symbols. This post is a part of a series on what marks are permissible as trademarks. Click on the image to read the full post.

Grounds for Refusal of Trademark Registration – Part II

In the previous blog post, we discussed Section 9(1) which laid down a few absolute grounds for refusal of registration of trademarks. Today, we’ll explain in detail, Section 9(2) which states: "A mark shall not be registered as a trademark if: It is of such nature as to deceive the public or cause confusion; It contains or comprises any matter likely to hurt the religious susceptibilities of any class or section of the citizens…

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