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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Company gets an injunction against former employees for using internal client database.

The Plaintiff, Vogueserve International Private Limited, is an Indian company which was engaged in the business of trading of home textiles, home decorative, furnishing and…


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Start-up tips: Employment Agreements – Intellectual Property Clause Simplified

My first job was at a start-up company – It was a part time job during law school, and I was working for a company that conducted creative theme based tours and events around the…


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Trademark filings in India to get a tad more expensive

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry through the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has published a draft of the amendments to the Trademark Rules 2002 on August 01,…


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Unauthorised use of trade mark – How would you remedy it in India?

In Utopia, I believe competition among similar businesses would be healthy and fair. However, in the real world, the Darwinian principle of survival of the fittest applies. We…


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Sugar and spice and everything NICE

A trademark that has been registered is valid for the goods or services that it has been applied for.If I file a trademark WONKZOO for legal services, aside from the fact that I…


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