Intellectual Property Rights

Personalising your attacks? Mudslinging gets everyone dirty

I believe most lawyers feel parental about their clients’ rights. It is difficult not to when we put in so much effort into identifying, defining and protecting those rights. In doing so, more often than not, we come across some really nasty notices and briefs from lawyers we don’t even know and we…


Intellectual Property Dispute: Brahmos ’ Head-On Collision With Fiit Jee Ltd!

For those of you who are wondering if they you have hit the wrong blog, please sit back. This is indeed about Intellectual Property and what I have referred to (in my title) is about the trademark ‘BRAHMOS’. As most of you would be aware, the term ‘BRAHMOS’ is quite popular in relation to…


How Smart would Dumb Starbucks be in India?

Dumb Starbucks impressed and gathered quite a lot of customers for free coffee on the day of their opening in Los Angeles last week. They ran out of coffee eventually but the publicity continued! Oh, they aren't associated with the REAL Starbucks and even admit that they consider them as models.…


Selvam & Selvam wins the 2014 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award "IP Trademarks Law Firm of the Year in India"

The New Year starts with a bang!  A big THANKS to all our clients and associates who have placed their trust in us and given us the opportunity to work with them and for them. This past year with all its ups and downs has certainly been very rewarding in terms of our aspirations and in retrospect,…


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 that, that would be a good aspect to cover – Identifying IP. I’ve attended many IP seminars and conferences conducted…


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

Plaintiff- Vogueserve International Pvt. Limited Defendants - Rajesh Gosain & Ors Court- High Court of Delhi Coram – Justice Mukta Gupta Brief facts: The Plaintiff, Vogueserve International Private Limited, is an Indian company which was engaged in the business of trading of home textiles, home…


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

I thoroughly enjoyed the work, the adrenaline and the energy and I do know that entrepreneurs (like most individuals) are a little hesitant to engage lawyers and entrust them with their ideas. So I’m writing this post and hopefully few more along these lines, which will deal with general…


How to Create & Protect Your Startup Name?

A common misconception among many entrepreneurs is that they should use a name that best describes their business, products or services. Their intention is to enable customers to easily remember them. Some tech businesses use generic names so as to increase web traffic on key word searches.…