Tag: Trademarks

Safeguarding Success: Vital Role of IPR in the Sports Law

Introduction Sports and sports industry are booming all over the world. Asian countries, particularly India, with its many cultures and histories are also regarded as Unity in Diversity, and they are home to a large population of sports enthusiasts. Sports are becoming increasingly popular, both as a recreational activity and as an economic venture. The … Continue reading Safeguarding Success: Vital Role of IPR in the Sports Law

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Media Law’s Kinship With Trademarks

INTRODUCTION Censorship is one such monitoring agency that keeps a fair check on what should be displayed in the public domain. The existence of one such agency is to limit people from criticizing political issues, defaming the personalities of due respect, causing hurt to religious sentiments, exposing sensitive content, etc. Certain laws in India deal … Continue reading Media Law’s Kinship With Trademarks

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Milaap Social Ventures India Pvt. Ltd. vs. Google India Pvt. Ltd.

Introduction The plaintiff filed a lawsuit for an injunction to stop the defendants and respondents from using the trademark “MILAAP” illegally. The petitioners/plaintiffs in the lawsuit assert that they registered a trademark application for the registration of their mark after incorporating their office in Singapore and then in India. According to the plaint, the petitioners … Continue reading Milaap Social Ventures India Pvt. Ltd. vs. Google India Pvt. Ltd.

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Delhi Hc’s Subway Judgement: When Is A Trademark Not Seen ‘As Whole’?- Part I

Introduction Recently a single bench of the Delhi HC gave an order in Subway IP LLC v. Infinity Foods & Ors.[1] (‘Subway’) using the rule of Anti-Dissection. In this case, although the single bench acknowledged the rule of Anti-Dissection but took a calculated detour to appreciate a dominant element of the two competing marks to … Continue reading Delhi Hc’s Subway Judgement: When Is A Trademark Not Seen ‘As Whole’?- Part I

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Trademarks Licensing and Franchising in Cambodia

Introduction With a continuous remarkable growth rate of 7.7% between 1995 and 2018, Cambodia’s economy is expanding quickly (World Bank, Cambodia Overview). Cambodia has changed from being categorised by the World Bank as a low-income country to a lower middle-income country over that time. A sizeable middle class had also grown, especially in Phnom Penh. … Continue reading Trademarks Licensing and Franchising in Cambodia

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Understanding Arbitrability Of Trademarks

INTRODUCTION In its judgement in M/S. Golden Tobie Private Limited v. M/S. Golden Tobacco  Limited[1][2021], the Delhi High Court recently delved into the interpretation of Section 8 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, in regard to trademark disputes. Before delving into the topic of trademark-related arbitrability, it is important to evaluate the existing state … Continue reading Understanding Arbitrability Of Trademarks

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Protection of Geographical Indications in Vietnam

Introduction First established in 1995 through the system of appellations of origin brought by the French, the Vietnamese legal framework for the protection of GIs provides for a State-driven, top-down management of GIs that is supported by strong public policies. Indeed, beyond the strict legal scope, GIs have recently attracted an increasingly growing interest within … Continue reading Protection of Geographical Indications in Vietnam

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Golden Tobie Ltd. V. Golden Tobacco Ltd

In its judgement in M/S. Golden Tobie Private Limited v. M/S. Golden Tobacco Limited [2021], the Delhi High Court recently delved into the interpretation of Section 8 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, in regard to trademark disputes. Before delving into the topic of trademark-related arbitrability, it is important to evaluate the existing state … Continue reading Golden Tobie Ltd. V. Golden Tobacco Ltd

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Amendments of Vietnam’s Draft Intellectual Property Law

Vietnam passed its first Intellectual Property Law in its National Assembly in the year 2005. Since then, the law has been amended twice, in 2009 and 2019, to respond to the dynamic social and economic environment of the country. Recently, the Vietnamese government issued a draft 3rd Amendment to the IP Law. The amendment is … Continue reading Amendments of Vietnam’s Draft Intellectual Property Law

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The Utility of Metaverse Trademarks

When the pandemic forced billions of people indoors, it gave an impetus to those envisioning a metaverse. As the metaverse has grown in popularity, corporations have commenced filing fresh trademark applications for the virtual counterparts of products they already provide in the real world. This article discusses some recent instances of this observable trend, and … Continue reading The Utility of Metaverse Trademarks

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