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PayPal and Paytm Trademark Dispute

The featured image is of TM which is the abbreviation for Trademark. the post is aboutthe new trademark rules, 2017. To read more click here.

  Paytm, the largest e-wallet company in India, which saw a drastic surge in user volume post-demonetization, has found itself embroiled in a controversy over its logo with the US-based PayPal, also a digitized payment system. Paypal claims that Paytm’s logo is ‘deceptively and confusingly similar’ to that of the global giant’s. PayPal further claims that Paytm is free-riding on the goodwill of PayPal. What is similar between the two logos is that the first syllable of both the logos is dark blue while the second syllable is a light blue. Secondly, the word ‘Pay’ is common to both logos.   Contents of...

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Improved IPO process, their impact and the way forward

The featured image is of the national emblem of india as the post is about the meeting between the IPO and the IP stakeholders held recently to discuss the improvments made to the IPO processes and their imapct. to read more click here.

  A meeting with IP Stakeholders was held by the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks to discuss the steps taken by the IPO for improving processes within the IPO & the impact these steps have made. The IPO said that it had taken the following steps to streamline the patent process: Updating of the Application Numbering System – This step was taken to bring the Indian patent application numbering system at par with the international practice and to improve the electronic processing of applications. Merging of Requests of Examination (RQ) across four branch offices, based on RQ...

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Fallacies Synonymous with Intellectual Property Law

The Featured image is a cartoon of a person holding their head and three questions marks around it. The post is about an article published by the Hindu questioning Patents and Patent systems. To read more click here.

Well, needless to say, Intellectual Property Law is such an area of law which is somewhat alien to a large section of public. What prompted me to write this article are the constant queries that I receive from people around me, being an Intellectual Property Attorney. Through the medium of this article, I would like to draw the attention of readers towards various misconceptions about Intellectual Property Law. And mind you, there are a lot. I take this opportunity to present my own list of most common fallacies, which are as follows: Patent, trademark, copyright are all the same thing Intellectual property...

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Instagram opposes Microsoft over the use of the suffix ‘gram’

The featured iamge shows the instagram written in bold black letters. The paost is about the brewing trademark battle between Microsoft and Instagram. To know more, please click here.

Instagram, the Facebook-owned photosharing app has opposed tech giant Microsoft over the usage of the trademark suffix ‘gram’ that Microsoft intends to use for its products. Instagram has endeavoured to block Microsoft from having ‘Actiongram’ federally registered as a trademark owing to the use of the suffix ‘gram’. According to Instagram’s Notice of Opposition with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) the company is convinced that it “will be damaged by the registration of the Actiongram mark,” as Microsoft’s “goods claimed in its application are related to the goods and services offered by Instagram in connection with its Instagram trademarks.” The...

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Rubik’s Cube loses EU trademark battle

The featured image shows a Rubik's cube and a person trying to figure the puzzle. The post is about the latest decision by the EU court regarding trademark over Rubik's cube. To know more, please click here.

Rubik’s Cube is the most renowned and an iconic 3-D combinatorial puzzle of all time. This multi-coloured puzzle was invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. This puzzle is the bestselling toy of all time with over 350 million Rubik’s cubes having been sold worldwide. Along with that it has won “Toy of the Year” in 1980 and 1981 and has combined total of over 43 quintillion different possible configurations to solve it. On 10 November 2016,this iconic puzzle lost its key trademark battle after 10years of long legal scuffle. European court of justice (ECJ) struck...

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Trademark backlog to be finally reduced?

The featured image shows the symbol of a registered trademark which is TM. The post is about the recent notification which has been issued by the Trade Marks registry for filing Examination Responses. To know more, please click here.

Recently, while giving a written reply to one of the matters in Lok Sabha, the Commerce and Industry Minister of the incumbent government, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, emphasized that the government has taken steps to reduce the increasing backlog of the Trademarks Registry of India. She stated this while addressing the concern mounting over the daunting backlog of the Trademarks Registry. She also asserted that 21,706 applications have been abandoned or rejected during the period of 2015-16 due to the efforts of the government and pointed out that the government is proceeding in the right direction. In her reply, she suggested hiring...

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Weekly IP News

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Hello Readers! Hope you all had a great weekend. Let us take a quick look at what happened in the past week, with this Weekly Warm up. Kriti versus Bob: Who owns the copyright? This post discusses the recent copyright controversy between Kriti, a short film by Shirish Kunder and Bob, a short film by Aneel Neupane.The short film, Kriti, was uploaded on YouTube on June 22, 2016. This short film by Shirish Kunder had gained immense popularity within two days of its online release. Both the short films have been taken down by YouTube, following the allegations of copyright infringement. This...

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NIPR Policy – Action points on Geographical Indications, Trademarks and Designs

The featured image shows the first page of the National IPR Policy document. To read more about the National IPR Policy, click here

The National IPR Policy for India, released on 13th May 2016 outlines seven broad objectives laid down by the policy, as discussed in the earlier posts accessible here and here. This post will focus on the aspects of Geographical Indications, Designs and Trademarks dealt by the new IPR Policy. The policy highlights the lack awareness of IP benefits and rights among possible IPR generators and holders. The Policy addresses the concern that Geographical Indications (GIs) needs to be promoted especially in rural and remote areas, which can tap the commercial benefits of the rich heritage in India. GIs can make a difference...

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'How to' of IP Commercialization – I

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.

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 IP. The final step is trying to secure protection for the identified IP.     How to Monetize Trademarks? The most essential part of every business is...

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IP for Start-ups : A Presentation by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at CII Hyderabad

The following presentation was delivered by Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala at the one day Seminar on ‘IPR Management for Startups in Electronics and ICT Sectors’ on 6th May 2016, in Hyderabad, organized by Andhra Pradesh Technology Development & Promotion Centre (APTDC) of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY). Participants of the seminar included Budding Entrepreneurs, Managers/Executives in Startups and Professionals in various functional areas of Startups such as Research & Development, Marketing, Brand Management, Business Development, Directors, Design, Legal and IP departments who seek to integrate IP strategy into the Business Management...

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