Registration

A Guide to registration of Copyrights- Cinematograph Films

The objective of this guide is to lay down comprehensive and definitive guidelines for examination and registration of works falling under the category of cinematograph film. Firstly, before laying down the procedure for registration of cinematograph films we need to understand as to what…


Cadbury and Purple - to be or not to be?

When we speak "chocolates," Cadbury's is the first which springs in our mind. We know that the world-renowned confectionery brand Cadbury has been using the colour Purple to wrap its indiscriminately loved chocolates since 1905. Cadbury battled hard to protect the same.  However, after decades-long…


Guide on trademark registration, renewal and trademark opposition in Qatar

Number 9 of 2002 on Trademarks, Trade Names, Geographical Indications and Industrial Designs governs the procedure for application and registration of a trademark in Qatar. Marks that can be registered as a trademark in Qatar: All distinctive and graphically representable signs, such as words,…


How to register your brand with the Amazon Brand Registry

Amazon Brand Registry (ABR) is medium through which sellers (who can also be businessmen, manufacturers or retailers) who are selling their products on Amazon get an opportunity to protect their trademarks from getting infringed by any third party or a potential competitor. The ABR allows sellers…


Protecting your brand/trademark with the Amazon Brand Registry

In spite of being a developing country, India has shown immense growth in the e-commerce sector. Amazon is one such e-commerce site which is widely known and as any other e-commerce business, it allows sellers to sell their products on their website. Since there are thousands of sellers on Amazon,…


New initiatives from the copyright office for registration of copyrights in India

Digital technology is drastically changing our ways of life, whether it's home or office and the Copyright office is no exception to it. In its attempt to use the technology and to enhance transparency in Copyright prosecution in India, the Copyright Office recently issued a Public Notice wherein…


Automation of generation and issuance of patent grant e-certificates in India

In lines with the “E-Registration Certification” initiative of Trade Marks Office, the Controller of Patents and Designs recently issued a notice, whereby automating issuance of patent grant e-certificates with effect from July 03, 2017. The notice states that the generation of all patents granted…


Registration of Trademarks in Foreign Languages: Indian Perspective

In India, a trademark can be registered in any regional or foreign language. The representation of a mark that includes words in a language, other than Hindi or English and characters others than Roman or Devanagari are registrable under Indian law by virtue of Rule 28 of Trademark Rules 2017. Rule…


Priority Trademark Application In India – All You Need To Know

The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property that was signed in Paris pertains to industrial property in a broad sense including trademarks, patents, trade names and geographical indications amongst others. The Convention predominantly deals with three categories namely national…


What are the steps involved and the costs to register a trademark in India?

Your brand is the most valuable asset of your business and you should take some time to choose the right service provider. You can ask your service provider to provide you with a list of trademark they have helped register. Trademark records and their details are made available to the public and…