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Trademark registration in Maldives by publishing trademark cautionary notice

Intellectual Property protection in Maldives

Protecting your Intellectual Property in the Maldives The Maldives has no legislation that has been enacted in terms of Intellectual Property Rights. To circumvent this, there is sufficient trademark protection that has been offered by way of acquiring public recognition through cautionary notices.…


Restoration of a lapsed patent in India

Patent protection is granted for a period of twenty years by the Indian patent office. For the patentee to enjoy the benefits of his patent, the renewal fees must be paid on time. Renewal fees are payable before the expiration of the second year from the date of the patent in respect of the third…


Trade Marks Rules, 2017 – What it means for Startups & SME’s

The Controller of Patents, Designs and Trademarks through a public notice dated November 19, 2015 brought to the notice of the public the draft of the Trademarks Amendment Rules, 2015 proposing to amend the Trademark Rules, 2002 and had invited comments from the public and stakeholders within 30…


Trademark registration in Maldives by publishing trademark cautionary notice

Trademark registration in Maldives

All you need to know about trademark registration in Maldives The Maldives has experienced substantial growth in the last decade, largely driven by economic activities and the businesses in Maldives venturing into the global area. But over these years, the importance of protecting Intellectual…


What are the steps involved and the costs to register a trademark in India?

Your brand is the most valuable asset of your business and you should take some time to choose the right service provider. You can ask your service provider to provide you with a list of trademark they have helped register. Trademark records and their details are made available to the public and…


Trademark Search: The cornerstone for your brand's success

Trademark Search: In addition, to creating a strong trademark as your brand, it is important to ensure that the trademark you have created as your brand is not used by anyone else across the world. Though trademark law is territorial, with the advent of the Internet and mobile technology, the world…


Freedom 251 phone icons – Ring any Bells?

My day in office began with the conversation on whether my colleague was lucky enough to order the Freedom 251 smart phone, supposedly the India's first and cheapest smartphone (around USD 4) which was launched yesterday by Noida-based company Ringing Bells. While everyone is curious to see how the…


5 things every Software Developer should include in his Software Development Agreement/Contract

The legal issues surrounding software development can be sometimes complex and often confusing. It is not unusual for developers to take up development gigs without any formal engagement in writing resulting in bitter experiences. By understanding the importance of agreements in a software…


Proof of Right for Indian Patent Applications

Section 7(2) of the Indian Patents Act states that where the patent application is made by virtue of an assignment of the right to apply for a patent for an invention, the applicant is required to furnish, either at the time of filing the application or within six months of the date of filing of…


Proposed Amendments to Trademark Law in India – Fee Hike and More.

Nov 2016 Update: We are hearing reports that the amendment will come into force this month. While nothing has been confirmed as yet, it appears that the amendments will be published in the Gazette shortly. The Controller of Patents, Designs and Trademarks recently through a public notice dated…