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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The Story Mark

Infopreneurship is the new buzz word and means creating original content information products then monetizing it in entrepreneurial ways. These infopreneurs, or entrepreneurs who…


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Delhi High Court holds that a Trademark cannot be removed for non renewal without giving notice to the proprietor

The respondent, Malhotra Book Depot was a partnership firm which registered the mark MBD on November 23, 1970. The registration was subsequently renewed once in 1977. Over the…


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Vulgar Trademarks ; Suit up – It’s time for free love.

Going through over thousand trademarks published each week in the Indian Trade Marks Journal is a rather cumbersome task, but the marks that you come across in there sometimes are…


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My Christmas Present from the Indian Trademark Office – Part 2

In my previous post I put up information about the examination process that I received from the Trademark Office in response to an application under the Right to Information Act.…


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