Importance of disclosing status of foreign applications to the Indian Patent Office under Form 3

Section 8 of the Patents Act, 1970 casts an obligation upon the applicant of a patent under this Act who is also prosecuting the same or substantially the same invention outside…


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5 Trade Secrets I’d kill to know (or get killed if I found out)

The law of intellectual property rights is all pervasive – regardless of the industry, product, service or line of work, there is always something in a business that can be…


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Can you lose your trademark even after registration?

Yes you can unless there is proper policing done, you are highly likely to lose your trademark rights. In my previous article I had mentioned how getting your mark registered is…


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Character Merchandising in India – Licenses & Fan Art (Part Two)

In my previous article on character merchandising, I mentioned that all of us have at some point been guilty of buying merchandise of our favorite characters but how many times do…


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The law on acquiescence: Wake up before it’s too late!

Filing an application or obtaining a registration is only the first step to the long battle ahead; because once the mark has been registered, the owner has to be more vigilant in…


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Character Merchandising in India – Part One

Recently, I came across an exclusive store for Chota Bheem merchandise in Chennai that had every product (towels, bags, footwear and more) one could possibly imagine and I’m sure…


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Protecting Jewellery Designs in India – Intellectual Property Simplified

At some point in a guy’s life, he just has to buy jewellery! Whether it’s for a girlfriend or partner, going through row after row of earrings, necklaces, rings and other…


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Assignment of Trademarks in India

Trademarks like any asset can be transferred from one owner to another. The transfers could be temporary through licensing or permanent through an assignment. Assignment of a…


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Bombay HC rules on the issue of jurisdiction and cause of action in a Trademark case

The Bombay High Court in the case of Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited v. Ultratech Cement Limited recently ruled on the issue of cause of action and jurisdiction of Courts in cases…


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Madrid Protocol for the Indian Trademark Owner

When it comes to international treaties and agreements, India generally signs first and thinks later. We sign on fast and then push the limits of implementing and amending our…


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