Tag: design

Design Protection of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs)

GUI (Graphical User Interface) often pronounced as “gooey” is the interactive and visual component for computers and electronic devices. A GUI dictates and facilitates the use of icons, windows, menus, screen-layouts, drop-downs, and all sorts of interactive components of an operating system. Over the years, GUIs have driven the software industry with new attractions and … Continue reading Design Protection of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs)

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Application for Declaration of Invalidity Rejected at EUIPO

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) rejected an Application for Declaration of Invalidity filed against the Registered Community Design of our Client. Our Client, Classik International, is a Partnership Firm based in Nashik, Maharashtra, and primarily deals in pet apparel, clothes, and other pet products. They had a design for “Clothing of Pets” registered … Continue reading Application for Declaration of Invalidity Rejected at EUIPO

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Delhi High Court: Dabur “Sanitize” Soap Can’t be confused with Dettol

The COVID-19 situation has changed the buying behaviour of consumers and in a way changed the way products are being produced to meet the needs of consumers. It has created variations of products in both the hygiene and immunity areas – and most products have found room for themselves in one of these two buckets … Continue reading Delhi High Court: Dabur “Sanitize” Soap Can’t be confused with Dettol

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Jurisdictional Dispute with regards to section 22(4) of Design Act, 2000 and Commercial Court Act, 2015

The Supreme Court case of S. D. Containers vs. M/s Mold Tek Packing [1] was a matter of jurisdictional issue due to the conflict between section 22(4) of the Design Act, 2000 (hereinafter referred to as Act 2000), and Commercial Courts Act, 2015. To understand how Supreme Court addressed the issue, it is important to … Continue reading Jurisdictional Dispute with regards to section 22(4) of Design Act, 2000 and Commercial Court Act, 2015

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Crocs Inc. v. Bata India Ltd. and Others

2019 SCC  OnLine Del 6808 PARTIES The Appellate is Crocs Inc; The Respondents are, inter alia, Bata  India Ltd.,  Liberty  Shoes Ltd., Action     Shoes    Pvt.     Ltd.,     Aqualite     India    Ltd.,     Bioworld Merchandising India Ltd., Relaxo Footware Ltd., and Kidz Palace. BRIEF FACTS The Plaintiff was unsuccessful in a suit filed for design infringement as the designs … Continue reading Crocs Inc. v. Bata India Ltd. and Others

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Registered Designs (Amendment) Bill of Singapore

Registered Design Act had originally been enacted in 2000 in Singapore. This act has gone through various amendments by formal and informal consolidations in 2001[1], 2005[2], 2012[3], and 2014[4]. Major change has been brought in act in 2001 and 2005 in which this act has been revised. This article includes the proposed reforms that have … Continue reading Registered Designs (Amendment) Bill of Singapore

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Simplified account of Design Registration in India

This article is intended with covering the basic FAQs about Design registration in India. For the sake of better focusing, format of questions and answers has been adopted. Industrial Designs are protected by different laws in different countries, i.e. some countries choose to go for Patent Registration and some go for specialized systems. Unlike USA … Continue reading Simplified account of Design Registration in India

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The Billion Dollar Game: Samsung and Apple fight it out

24’th Aug 2012 was another milestone date indicating the value that IP can (of course in geographies which have respect and appreciation for IP!!!) hold and govern for a corporate. More than the award, it’s the injunction and respect for IP that matters and boosts the confidence of Corporates that have innovation as a core … Continue reading The Billion Dollar Game: Samsung and Apple fight it out

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AK 47 needs Copyright to fire?

Who would imagine that AK 47 might need copyright protection? Yes!! You Read it right!! None other than Mikhail Kalashnikov, the inventor of the AK-47 rifle had threatened India for a copyright violation. Story goes way back in 2000 when, an Indian ordnance factory had developed a replica of the AK-47, and put it on … Continue reading AK 47 needs Copyright to fire?

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