As China is attracting more Multinational Corporation, the statistics for the first half of 2021 shows that China IP Office has granted more patents to foreign Multinational Corporation and even more trademark are registered by them. This was announced by Fuguang Heng, deputy head of the China National Intellectual Property Administration’s general office, in a news... Read More
With one of the largest economies in the world and the top ten trading nations, Canada is a highly globalized country in the world. With a strong financial system and a technology developed country with an approximate GDP worth trillions of dollars, Canada is the next stop destination for business and trade. The business always seeks to have strong TM protection, since this... Read More
Singapore has become a major hub for IP-driven companies due to its suitable environment that it provides for the companies. Companies always look for a destination that has multiple benefits and has a strong business environment. Singapore always fits in this domain and major industries and business seeks to establish their foot in Singapore capturing the market in the Asia... Read More
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), hereinafter referred to as “the Board”, of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a 'sua sponte' order dated February 24, 2021, that the patent owner’s proposed substitute claims in an on-going post-grant review (PGR) of ... Read More
Trademark infringement has become very common with the advent of increasing business of diverse nature. The nature of a trademark is very important to understand and to assume how strong the case can be. In trademark registration, It is often suggested that the mark must not be generic and should be capable of distinguishing the goods from other goods or services. The... Read More
In view of the UK's exit (Brexit) from the European Union (EU), the transition period will finally end on December 31st,2020 and the UK becomes an independent territory of the EU since January 1st, 2021. The EU Trade Marks and Registered Community Designs have direct impacts due to the end of the transition period. However, the EU patents/patent... Read More
The Plaintiffs are Nippon Steel & Sumitomoto Metal Corporation is a large steel producing company.
The Defendants Kishor D. Jain who is involved in the business of trading in steel
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RFA (OS)(COMM) 13/2018 & CM 29064/2018
The Plaintiff (appellant) Christian Louboutin Sas is a manufacturing company bearing a ‘Red sole’ trademark.
The defendants Abu Baker are associated with a similar business and carrying on... Read More
The United Kingdom Intellectual property Office (UKIPO), on 26th June 2019, granted a multimedia mark to Japan’s technology giant Toshiba. With this grant, Toshiba has become the first enterprise ever to have been granted a multimedia mark by the UKIPO. The trademark shows several multi-coloured polygons that zoom out representing an Origami and disappearing.... Read More
First time in India the term “image mark” has been used when Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) obtained the trademark for the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and Tower Wing Exterior (image) on 19th June 2016. The registration number is 3386351 and falls under Class 43 that covers “services providing food and... Read More