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Significant changes brought about by the Indian Patent Amendment Rules, 2018

The following are the significant changes which were brought about by the Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2018 and subsequently published in the Official…


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Guide on trademark registration, renewal and trademark opposition in Qatar

An application for registration of a trademark has to be filed before the trademark office in Qatar. If a foreign applicant is applying for…


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Understanding Domain Name Disputes and Dispute Resolution Mechanism

Domain names play a vital role in business as it has been used by the common public to identify the business. A dispute in relation to the domain…


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Groundless/Baseless legal threat of infringement of trademarks in India

The Indian Trademark Law grant exclusive rights to the trademark owner. The exclusivity here indicates that the trademark owner has the liberty to…


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All you need to know about trademark registration in the Maldives

Unlike most countries, the process to protect trademarks in the Maldives does not include the same rigmarole of filing, examination, and…


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Infringement of trademarks and its remedies in India

A trademark/service mark, is a word, name, symbol or device that is used in trade in respect of goods/services to indicate the source of the…


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Customs Recordal in India – Averting the cross-border movement of infringing goods

To record an IP right with the Customs, a right holder must submit an application in writing with the necessary documents and information.


A brief analysis of the Annual Report 2016-17 of the Indian Intellectual Property Office

The Annual Report 2016-2017, released by the Office of the CGPDTM has provided a detailed report of the recent changes in India’s IP regime. This…


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Acting in Dual Capacity- Barred by law?

As we all know, advocates and solicitors ought to obtain a power of attorney from their clients including non-resident clients, in order to…


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Intellectual Property Protection in Maldives

The Maldives has no legislation that has been enacted in terms of Intellectual Property Rights. To circumvent this, there is sufficient trademark…