How Smart would Dumb Starbucks be in India?

Dumb Starbucks impressed and gathered quite a lot of customers for free coffee on the day of their opening in Los Angeles last week. They ran out of coffee eventually but the…


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Aural and olfactory marks – I heard that it smells good

We bring to you a guest post by Keshava H. B., a fifth year law student from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun who wants to specialize in intellectual property…


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Yoga and IP: Stretched too far?

Yoga is one of the oldest physical and spiritual exercises known to mankind. It is collective knowledge and has been believed to be in existence from around 2500 B.C. Come to…


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Shopping with a Trademark Lawyer

“What the hell are you doing?” was what I heard from my wife which jolted me, shook my phone and got the photo blurred. When I looked up, I realised that there were quite a few…


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Copyright for Everyone

At the risk of over-simplifying things and shooting myself in the foot, copyright is the stream of intellectual property law that protects individual’s creative work. Take for…


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Getting Back Your .IN Domain Name – The INDRP Way

Trademarks are to the real world, what domain names are to the virtual world; Trademarks are vital to every business because they help consumers associate the goods or services…


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Start-up tips – Identifying Intellectual Property – Simplified

Following up on my earlier post about the IP clause in an employment agreement, where I mentioned the contents of the clause ought to define the Intellectual Property, I figured…


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SNACKS will always be ‘some light food’ – IPAB denies Britannia the trademark SNAX

Britannia Industries Limited had filed an application for the trademark SNAX, which they had claimed to have been using from 1965. Britannia had already registered trademarks…


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