Delhi High Court throws some "light" on comparative advertisement in India

The High Court of Delhi recently dealt with a case of comparative advertisement, yet again. The only thing that set this case apart from the recent comparative advertisement cases…


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Intellectual property cross-overs in the real and fantasy worlds

Have you wanted to visit the Maclaren’s Pub or Central Perk and live your moment from How I Met Your Mother or Friends? Have you wanted to taste the Bertie Bott’s Every Bean…


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Bombay HC discusses trademark issues in modern times

Of the several cases of trademark infringement and passing off that are decided by the Courts, some cases are known for clarifying the position of law on an issue and some for…


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Trans-border reputation of global trademarks in India

You have a brand but you don’t’ sell the products under that brand in India and neither do you hold a trademark registration for the mark in India. Meanwhile, someone in India…


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Agreements on trade secrets and confidential information – Enforceable in India?

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.This is rather apt for the India IP scenario where many individuals and companies have been approaching the Courts with…


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Do I really need an IP/ Contract lawyer when I have Google

I swear I can almost hear that thought passing through the cerebral cortex of many a client when it comes to discussing charges. Never mind that, as a part of a mid sized firm, I…


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Rectification of trademark in India on grounds of non-use

Rectification of the register is a proceedings in which a party seeks to remove a registered trademark from the register. In India, Section 47 of the Trademarks Act lays down two…


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Rajnikanth’s personality rights – It’s only his. Mind it!

Celebrities in India (particularly actors and film makers) have become extremely vigilant of their rights. There has been a considerable increase in the number of cases requesting…


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Privacy policy-Why do I need it for my website?

Did you know? By merely browsing a website on the internet, you have actually agreed to the website’s terms and conditions and privacy policy? Now that you are anyway bound by it…


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