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,…


Amendments to the Canadian Trademark Law – A Glimpse

Canada has announced that the anticipated changes to the Trademarks Act will finally be coming into force on June 17, 2019. The changes are expected…


Cadbury and Purple – to be or not to be?

Cadbury in 1995 filed an application to claim rights over the colour mark for the shade Pantone 2685 C. Cadbury’s 1995 (original) application was…


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Pakistan IP Office announces increase in the Official Fee for filing & prosecution of Trademarks

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) of Pakistan has announced that there will be an amendment to the official fee for all the procedures related…


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India approves the proposal for accession to The Nice Agreement, The Vienna Agreement & The Locarno Agreement

The accession is expected to instil confidence in foreign investors, applicants, businesses in relation to the protection of their Intellectual…


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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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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…