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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week's trademark updates are as follows -   Karnataka HC Overturns Civil Court Order – Allows Vogue Institute to Retain the name ‘VOGUE’ Overturning the order passed by the Bengaluru City Civil Court, the Karnataka High Court has allowed the Vogue Institute to retain the name ‘VOGUE’ in their name and their trademark. The Karnataka HC stated that the test applied by the Trial Court to assess whether a common person would be confused upon seeing the word ‘VOGUE’, was…

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How to Choose a Patent Attorney: Important Considerations When Choosing

How to Choose a Patent Attorney: Important Considerations When Choosing

When you have an idea for a new product, it’s exciting. But until you file for a patent, that idea is also very fragile. If someone else comes up with the same ideas and files for a patent first, your idea could be stolen from you before you even get a chance to protect it. Read More. Continue Reading How to Choose a Patent Attorney: Important Considerations When Choosing

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Why Perform an IP Audit? 5 Reasons

Why Perform an IP Audit? 5 Reasons

When you’re launching a new product, service, or marketing plan, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and forget about all the pitfalls that lie ahead. An intellectual property audit is an excellent way to identify potential IP opportunities and risks before they become real problems. Read More.. Continue Reading Why Perform an IP Audit? 5 Reasons

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How many of these brands do you know?

On August 15th 2022, the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (“CGPDTM”) notified a list of trademarks which would be added to the list of Well-known Trade Marks in the Trade Marks Journal No: 2065. The Registrar of Trade Marks considered requests received under Rule 124 of the Trade Marks Rules 2017, which allows any trade mark owner to file a request in Form TM-M requesting the Registrar to declare their trademark as 'well-known'. This list of well-known…

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CASE BRIEF : Havells India Limited. vs. Shanghai CET Electric Co. Ltd. & Ors.

Facts of the Case: Havells India Limited, the Plaintiff, filed an application against Shanghai CET Electric and others (hereinafter together referred to as the Defendants) alleging them to be guilty of committing Contempt of Court for violating the orders passed by the Honourable Court dated – 10.01.2019 and 31.05.2019 (hereinafter the “1 st order” and “2 nd order”, respectively). The Court in its 1 st order, after establishing a prima facie case having been made…

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CASE BRIEF : Osram GmbH & Anr. Vs. Tejmeet Singh Sethi & Anr.

Facts Plaintiffs, M/s Osram GmbH and Osram Lighting Private Limited [“OLPL”] filed a suit against Mr. Tejmeet Singh Sethi and Mr. Hartej Singh Sethi (Defendants) claiming their rights in the registered Trademark “OSRAM”. This mark was adopted by OLPL internationally in 1906 and later registered in India in 1945 by General Electric Company Limited. Plaintiffs were engaged in manufacturing a range of products comprising Lumilux Plus Fluorescent Lamps, CFL lamps and other related products. Plaintiffs found that Defendants, who were…

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Mechanism of Hearings before Trademark Office to Change

Mechanism of Hearings before Trademark Office to Change

Pawandeep Singh vs The Registrar Of Trademarks & Anr. Background This case deals with a problem often faced by trademark attorneys during hearings. Several attorneys are given slots during a fixed time, and they are heard one after another. Sometimes examiners are unable to complete all hearings during the allotted time, and hearings are adjourned. In the present case, an order was passed with respect to a trademark application relating to the mark. SWISS, without hearing the Trademark Agent. Two hearing…

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Recent Developments & Principles governing Well-known Trademarks

Have you ever wondered why well-known trademarks are given or accorded a wider protection? To answer that, you may read our previous post on  'An insight into Well-known Trademark'. Now, lets look at the Recent Developments in the Well-known trademark regime and what are the principles that govern them with the help of cases. Recent Developments Prior to the Trademark Rules 2017, the requirement for getting a trade mark declared as a well-known one was only by way of legal proceedings…

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Weekly Patent News

Changes to UK IP Law from 1st January 2021, Indian Designs added to WIPO Global Design Database, AI related patent applications double and more

In this week’s Patent News – Indian Designs added to WIPO Global Design Database; EPO invalidates Amgen’s patent claims protecting drug - Praluent, rules in favor of Sanofi and Regeneron; TikTok Inc. files suit for declaratory relief against Triller; Jury verdict directs Apple to pay $500 million to VirnetX by way of damages; UK IPO publishes information on the changes to UK intellectual property law from 1st January 2021; USPTO hosts ID5 6th Annual Meeting, commemorates the 5th anniversary of…

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The Business of Intellectual Property For Start-ups

Register for a Free Webinar on Intellectual Property For StartUps – July 17th, 2020

Intellectual Property is an important business tool in the hands of Start Ups and small companies. Its value  assumes higher importance  during a crisis. As many businesses work hard to survive the  crisis posed by the COVID pandemic, the crisis has opened   new avenues to  innovative and creative Start Ups. Start Ups that are able to build strong and valuable IP during this time, whether related to COVID or not, have a unique opportunity to succeed and thrive. In order to …

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