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…

Statutory Licenses And Internet Broadcasting

In a recent judgement, the Bombay High Court had clarified an issue of copyright law that is likely to have an immediate impact on the rise in…


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…


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…


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…

How Toyota turned the table for Trans-Border Reputation in India

Trans-Border reputation is a concept that has been well founded in the Indian legal system since the landmark Whirlpool decision in 1996. This…

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Ownership of family trademarks

Family trademarks are marks which are used by a person for his family business, where the trademark ownership lies with each member of the family.

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The case of Toyota Prius & trans-border reputation

Toyota failed to establish the trans-border reputation of the mark PRIUS.