Statutory Licenses And Internet Broadcasting

In a recent judgement, the Bombay High Court had clarified an issue of copyright law that is likely to have an immediate impact on the rise in popularity of music streaming…


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Cadbury and Purple – to be or not to be?

Cadbury in 1995 filed an application to claim rights over the colour mark for the shade Pantone 2685 C. Cadbury’s 1995 (original) application was filed only for chocolates in a…


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Pakistan IP Office announces increase in the Official Fee for filing & prosecution of Trademarks

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) of Pakistan has announced that there will be an amendment to the official fee for all the procedures related to Trademarks by amending the…


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India approves the proposal for accession to The Nice Agreement, The Vienna Agreement & The Locarno Agreement

The accession is expected to instil confidence in foreign investors, applicants, businesses in relation to the protection of their Intellectual Property in India. The accession…


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Significant changes brought about by the Indian Patent Amendment Rules, 2018

The following are the significant changes which were brought about by the Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2018 and subsequently published in the Official Gazette. It came into force on…


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Guide on trademark registration, renewal and trademark opposition in Qatar

An application for registration of a trademark has to be filed before the trademark office in Qatar. If a foreign applicant is applying for registration, a local agent must apply…


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Understanding Domain Name Disputes and Dispute Resolution Mechanism

Domain names play a vital role in business as it has been used by the common public to identify the business. A dispute in relation to the domain name arises when any party…


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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 utilize his/her trademarks…


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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 advertisement but is merely on the basis…


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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 all companies by linking it to a…


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