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Intellectual Property and Their Role in Olympic Games

Hundreds of countries and Thousands of athletes from all around the world participate in Olympic Games; these are the world’s truly global, multi-sport, celebratory athletics competitions. At the Olympics, the world came together to try to win, was inspired and united. Greek and first Olympic inspired the Olympics were held in ancient Greek in 8th … Continue reading Intellectual Property and Their Role in Olympic Games

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Delhi High Court comes up with the Intellectual Property Division (IPD) for handling IP matters

With the abolishment of various Boards and Appellate Tribunals by Tribunals Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021, which was promulgated by the President of India and was notified on 4th April 2021, The Delhi High Court (DHC) has now established an Intellectual Property Division (IPD) to deal with matters related to Intellectual Property … Continue reading Delhi High Court comes up with the Intellectual Property Division (IPD) for handling IP matters

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A Critical Analysis of Singh & Singh Dispute Order

Recently, the Delhi High Court through its judgment vide order dated 2nd June ’21, temporarily restricted the Canada based law firm named Singh + Singh Lawyers LLP (S&S Canada) from violating the trademark rights of the India based law firm Singh & Singh Law Firm LLP (S&S India). Through this article, the author aims to … Continue reading A Critical Analysis of Singh & Singh Dispute Order

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Demystifying the Conundrum of Arbitrability of Disputes Concerning Trademarks

Introduction The Delhi High Court, through its judgement, in the recent matter of M/S. Golden Tobie Private Limited v. M/S. Golden Tobacco Limited, dated 04-06-21 delved into the interpretation of section 8 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act in relation to the disputes involving Trademarks. The Hon’ble court considered this dispute concerning the breach of … Continue reading Demystifying the Conundrum of Arbitrability of Disputes Concerning Trademarks

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Legality of Using Common Terms for Trademark in View of Various Indian Cases

“India is a multilingual country, which can make brand management difficult. The fact that one word may have many synonyms in another language, as well as the variety of languages and scripts, can increase the possibility of infringement and pass off”[1]. Trademarks are the intangible assets of the proprietor. A proprietor spends time and resources … Continue reading Legality of Using Common Terms for Trademark in View of Various Indian Cases

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Hero Electric v. Lectro E-Mobility: Arbitrability of IP disputes

On 2 March 2021, the Delhi High Court settles the debate on Arbitrability of IP disputes in the case of Hero Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. v. Lectro E-Mobility Private Ltd. [1]The case dealt with the dispute between the Munjal family groups over the trademark ‘Hero’.In this case, the Delhi HC indemnified the position of IP … Continue reading Hero Electric v. Lectro E-Mobility: Arbitrability of IP disputes

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Offences under Copyright Act and Trade Marks Act: Bailable or Not?

Recently in the matter of Piyush Ranipa v. the State of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court among other issues decided upon the question of whether offenses under the Trademarks Act, 1999 and the Copyright Act, 1957 are bailable offenses or not. In the present matter a company named ‘Jain Irrigation System’ i.e., the Complainant Company … Continue reading Offences under Copyright Act and Trade Marks Act: Bailable or Not?

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Trademark Registration Procedure In U.S.

Introduction Once you have chosen your mark that you want to protect, the next step is the registration of that mark. In the U.S. the registration for the mark is done at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the process of obtaining a registered trademark in the United States typically takes about … Continue reading Trademark Registration Procedure In U.S.

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IPAB Puts Stay On Use Of Trademark N95

On 4th December 2020, the IPAB, Delhi passed an interim stay of operation on the trademark registration of the word “N95”- with registration number 4487559 in class 10. The rectification application was filed under section 57 of the Trade mark Act, 1000 for the removal of the “N95” label. The court held that N95 mark … Continue reading IPAB Puts Stay On Use Of Trademark N95

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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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