Trademark Pulse pulses the Deceptively similar Pulser

The business was with respect to hard boiled candies and the trademark had gradually acquired popularity among the public since then. The candies…


architecture

No Moral Rights over Destruction of a Work: Delhi High Court

In the world of construction, an architect holds a remarkable position. An architect quite often turns to be the ultimate decision maker on any…


Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board recently held hearings for trademark matters in July 2019. The cause list was sent on a rather short…


The Curious Case of ‘Legal Fakes’

A classic examples of legal fakes is the case of Supreme Italia, a company that has established its presence depending solely on the concept of legal…


Adidas Losses Battle Over its Three-Stripe Trademark

The name Adidas is not new, and neither are its products. But in a major twist and what appears to be a blow, the European Court has ruled that the…


Exploring the Not-Very-Common Provisions of Section 9

Section 9 per se is not an easy provision to get through, laying down several criteria for determining if a trademark is entitled to be accepted.…


No Removal of Registered Mark for Non-Renewal Without Notice; Delhi HC Rules… Yet Again

Justice Midha, in his order dated May 28, 2019, reiterated the mandatory nature of Section 25(3) of the Trademarks Act, 1999. As we have noted…


India’s Accession to WIPO Agreements – A Step Towards Knowledge Driven Economy

The three WIPO Agreements have received accession from the Indian Government.[1]The three Agreements were introduced through the WIPO treaties…


Protection of Hashtag Trademarks – #cautionwithtrademarks

When the use of the hashtag trademark suggests any sort of connection or link with the trademark owner or creates a likelihood or association with…


What’s in a Shape – Protection of a Shape as a Design v. Trademark

One of the significant judgements from the recent time is the order of the Delhi High Court in the popular Crocs case. In an order dated March 6,…