Category: Trademark

Sholay Trademark Infringement Case – The Need To Strengthen Trademark Protection For Cinematography

The legendary Amitabh Bacchan starrer “Sholay” is apparently one of the most popular and recognized movies of Bollywood. The instances and the characters of the movie have been engraved in public memory and have a wide fanbase. Over the years the movie has earned the status of being the most iconic film of all times. … Continue reading Sholay Trademark Infringement Case – The Need To Strengthen Trademark Protection For Cinematography

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Well-Known Trademark Under The New UAE Trademark Law

In late 2021, to mark the 50th anniversary of the United Arab Emirate’s formation, the United Arab Emirates government introduced fifty new legislation. One of the long-awaited new laws was the United Arab Emirates Trademarks Law – Federal Trademarks Law No. 36 of 2021 (the “New Law”). With the introduction of the new law, United … Continue reading Well-Known Trademark Under The New UAE Trademark Law

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The Indian Aroma: Protecting Through Unconventional Trademarks, ‘Smell Marks’

What is the music that comes up before your favourite cartoon show ‘Doremon’ airs? The famous theme song we are all so familiar with. What sets Pepsi and Coke apart before you have even tasted it? The shape of their bottles. Similarly, when you enter Starbucks, what intrigues your senses? Of course, the distinct aroma … Continue reading The Indian Aroma: Protecting Through Unconventional Trademarks, ‘Smell Marks’

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Discrimination As A Ground For Refusal Of Trademark Registration Vis-À-Vis The Fair And Lovely Case

Trademarks are essential in ensuring brand performance and consumer certainty. Despite this fact, there are certain grounds which when practised by brands and companies could lead to the refusal of registration of their trademarks. One such ground that has not gained much acclaim in the Indian jurisprudence is “Discrimination”. On July 2nd, 2020, the FMCG … Continue reading Discrimination As A Ground For Refusal Of Trademark Registration Vis-À-Vis The Fair And Lovely Case

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Naked Licensing Of Trademarks: An Outlook Into The Legal Disposition Existent In India And The US

The term “licensing” entails a form of permission or sanction given by the owner to another party to use the property of the owner, provided the conditions imposed on the usage of the property is duly followed. The concept has seen its extension in the field of Intellectual Property Rights, especially in the practise of … Continue reading Naked Licensing Of Trademarks: An Outlook Into The Legal Disposition Existent In India And The US

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Investopia Summit: The First Trademark Registration After Uae Accesion To The Madrid Protocol

The International framework on Madrid Protocol creates a unified platform for attaining Trademark registration and protection across the various countries which has acceded to it by way of a single application. The UAE Ministry of Economy has registered the Investopia summit as its first trademark under the system by, as the country is seeking to … Continue reading Investopia Summit: The First Trademark Registration After Uae Accesion To The Madrid Protocol

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MakeMyTrip vs Booking.com- Injunction on the usage of Adwords

Infringement and Passing off of trademarks are strictly prohibited by the legal provisions and judicial precedents. When a person uses a trademark without permission, it amounts to infringement. Passing off involves creating some false representation that is likely to lead someone to believe that the goods or services are those of someone else. The organization … Continue reading MakeMyTrip vs Booking.com- Injunction on the usage of Adwords

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UAE’s Accession to the Madrid Protocol

A trademark can be any word, phrase, symbol, design or a combination of these factors that identifies an organization’s goods or services. The trademark exclusively identifies a particular product and adjoins the recognition to a particular brand or company. A trademark simply differentiates one company from the other. Trademark registration is a process of ensuring … Continue reading UAE’s Accession to the Madrid Protocol

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Protecting Confectionary trademarks in the Middle East countries

Confectionery “companies are going to extraordinary measures to safeguard themselves in an increasingly competitive industry with ever-increasing stakes. Global brand owners are zealous in their efforts to deny their competitors any advantage, trying to safeguard even the tiniest aspects of their brands. This blog focuses on trademark concerns in the confectionary sector, particularly in the … Continue reading Protecting Confectionary trademarks in the Middle East countries

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GCC Trademark Law And Protection Of Cosmetic Products

Recognizing the importance of trademarks in the world of trade and business, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia adopted the Trademark Law by Royal Decree No. M/21 of 28 Jumada I 1423 on August 7, 2002. Saudi Arabia accepted the Gulf Cooperation Council States’ (Hereinafter referred to as “GCC”) New Trademarks Law (Hereinafter referred to as … Continue reading GCC Trademark Law And Protection Of Cosmetic Products

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