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Deadwood Trademark

Introduction The purpose of a trademark is to identify a manufacturer or trader’s goods as their own so that he or she may later profit from the reputation for those items that may have been established by superior skill, diligence, and entrepreneurship. An authentic trademark assures the buyer of the origin and calibre of the … Continue reading Deadwood Trademark

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Protection of Trademarks in China

Introduction Foreign companies entering the Chinese market need to familiarize themselves with its complex trademark regime, which both facilitates protections while also imposing certain unique limitations that brands must work around. China’s trademark regime follows a first-to-file system and so does not recognize international trademarks if they are not registered in the mainland. While China … Continue reading Protection of Trademarks in China

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Protection of Geographical Indications in Singapore

Introduction Following the European Parliament’s consent for the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA), the Registry of Geographical Indications was launched by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore to allow registration of geographical indications effective from 01 April 2019. [Image source:iSTOCK] Prior to this, trader or association of such producers or traders of any GI … Continue reading Protection of Geographical Indications in Singapore

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Pose And Its Ip Laws

Introduction: Recently Usain Bolt moved to register his signature victory pose under US Trademark Law. Considering the pose to be a mark in today’s world as people get attracted to style when they are entertained and pose is one of its forms where the entertainment and sports industry use the different poses of celebrities for … Continue reading Pose And Its Ip Laws

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Levi Strauss And Co. Vs. Imperial Online Services Private Limited And Ors. –A New Development In The Realm Of Unconventional Trademarks.

INTRODUCTION This case of Levi Strauss & Co. v. Imperial Online Services Pvt. Ltd. is bound to become a pivotal event in the realm of non-traditional trademark protection. The primary issue, in this case, was whether or not stitching patterns qualified for trademark protection under the Trade Marks Act, 1999. This suit was filed in … Continue reading Levi Strauss And Co. Vs. Imperial Online Services Private Limited And Ors. –A New Development In The Realm Of Unconventional Trademarks.

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Reinforcing The Test of Deceptive Similarity Under Trademark Law- Cadbury Gems VS Jamesbond

Trademark is one of the intellectual property which can be created by any person with his labor and intellect. Basically, a trademark can be any word, phrase, symbol, design or a combination of all these things which helps to identify any goods or services. Whenever a goods or services is associated with any mark, it … Continue reading Reinforcing The Test of Deceptive Similarity Under Trademark Law- Cadbury Gems VS Jamesbond

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Spotify vs Opstify

A Swedish audio streaming and media service provider founded in 2006 by Daniel Ek, Spotify opposed a mark proposed for registration by Opstify Corporation vide the opposition notice dated 13th July, 2021. The former is the world’s largest music streaming service provider with over 356 million monthly active users. According to Trademark Trial and Appeal … Continue reading Spotify vs Opstify

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EVFTA Agreement

The EU is currently one of Vietnam’s leading partners in trade with two-way turnover in 2019 reaching 56.45 billion USD, of which the exports reached nearly 41.5 billion USD and imports from the EU have reached nearly 14.9 billion USD. The commitments on intellectual property between the 2 sides have met the needs and expectations … Continue reading EVFTA Agreement

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Harpic vs. Domex: Who’s better

Advertisements form an important factor of the marketing strategy of an organization. It is common that there is competition in the market and hence, certain firms tend to disparage the goodwill of another company. In common parlance, comparative advertisement means advertisement of a particular product by comparing with the competitor’s product for showing why it … Continue reading Harpic vs. Domex: Who’s better

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Trademarking Sportsperson Celebration Moves

Sports have always been a component of human culture. Modern sports have been recorded as long back as 2000 BCE. The inaugural Olympic Games in Greece in 776 BCE aided the global development of competitive sports. Sports have grown in prominence throughout time. For example, when the Persians invaded Greece, Athens had problems assembling its … Continue reading Trademarking Sportsperson Celebration Moves

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