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Weekly Trademark Updates

This week’s trademark updates are as follows:   Gujarat High Court issues notice to Microsoft in trademark infringement suit A local information technology company, Azure Knowledge Corporation Pvt. Ltd. had filed an appeal before the High Court against the order of the civil court seeking to restrain the global software giant, Microsoft Corporation from using its trademark “Azure”. The lower court has refused the request on grounds that the plaintiff failed to establish any loss or damage suffered by it. On appeal…

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The featured image is of the Lion Capital which consists of the Ashoka Chakra, with a horse and bull on either sides, and an hoisted Indian flag below it. The Lion Capital is the national emblem of India. The image is related to the post as it is a part of the Sinapse Series"Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress". To read the post click here.

Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 13

  India being predominantly an agricultural country, it is not surprising that one-fourth of the registered GIs are agricultural products, including food stuffs. The GI tag helps protecting exclusive products specific to a geographic location. A GI registration can pave the way for local food and agricultural products to get better branding and marketing in domestic and international markets. Earlier this year in March, nine organic and exotic agricultural products from Northeast India were accorded Geographical Indication (GI) registration. Geographical Indication (GI)…

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