Groundless/Baseless legal threat of infringement of trademarks in India

The Indian Trademark Law grant exclusive rights to the trademark owner. The exclusivity here indicates that the trademark owner has the liberty to…


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All you need to know about trademark registration in the Maldives

Unlike most countries, the process to protect trademarks in the Maldives does not include the same rigmarole of filing, examination, and…


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MCA tightens the noose – Mandatory eKYC for all Directors with Form DIR-3 KYC

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has recently notified that it would be conducting Know Your Customer (KYC) verification for all the Directors of…


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Infringement of trademarks and its remedies in India

A trademark/service mark, is a word, name, symbol or device that is used in trade in respect of goods/services to indicate the source of the…


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Customs Recordal in India – Averting the cross-border movement of infringing goods

To record an IP right with the Customs, a right holder must submit an application in writing with the necessary documents and information.


How to register your brand with the Amazon Brand Registry

Amazon Brand Registry (ABR) is medium through which sellers (who can also be businessmen, manufacturers or retailers) who are selling their products…


A brief analysis of the Annual Report 2016-17 of the Indian Intellectual Property Office

The Annual Report 2016-2017, released by the Office of the CGPDTM has provided a detailed report of the recent changes in India’s IP regime. This…


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Acting in Dual Capacity- Barred by law?

As we all know, advocates and solicitors ought to obtain a power of attorney from their clients including non-resident clients, in order to…


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Intellectual Property Protection in Maldives

The Maldives has no legislation that has been enacted in terms of Intellectual Property Rights. To circumvent this, there is sufficient trademark…


Delusion over Indian Performance Rights Society being a part of Copyright Society

In India, PRS is embodied through the Indian Performing Right Society Ltd. (IPRS), which was registered as a copyright society under Section 33 of…