Trademarks – A sanctioned vent for cultural appropriation?

Imagine not being able to label your lungis, as “lungi” because a juggernaut has registered a trademark for the word? Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it?…


Draft Model Guidelines on implementation of IPR policy for Academic Institutions

The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management, under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DIPP) floated a 23 page model…


The Trademark Office to the rescue; to rectify errors and issue fresh Trademark Registration Certificates.

Trademark holders can finally stop fretting over errors in their trademark registration certificates with the much-welcomed notice by the Indian…


An Overview of Standard Essential Patents

Did you know that there is an entire system that dictates the quality and features of technological devices, which everyone in the industry has to…


As Vistara Takes off –Legally

It is of common knowledge that planes fly by taking off, but sometimes they just have to take off in the other sense of the word! Rightfully!


Infringement & the Essential Feature of a Trademark

The importance of a Trademark and the benefits it confers on a business entity cannot in any manner be overlooked. A dispute arose between Max…


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…