Trademark Litigation

May 17, 2021, 10:22 pm

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

May 15, 2021, 8:41 pm

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

March 23, 2021, 12:47 pm

INTRODUCTION

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

November 27, 2020, 10:45 am

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

March 28, 2020, 5:23 pm

RFA (OS)(COMM) 13/2018 & CM 29064/2018

PARTIES

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

April 13, 2019, 5:01 pm

Introduction

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.[1] The registration number is 3386351 and falls under Class 43 that covers “services providing food and... Read More

April 13, 2019, 9:39 am

An unconventional trademark is a type of trademark which does not fall in the category of conventional trademark or traditional trademark. An unconventional trademark is mainly in the form of sound marks, smell marks, shape marks, and color marks. An unconventional trademark must possess the communicative ability to be able to differentiate goods and services from one person... Read More

February 14, 2018, 6:17 pm

Technological developments have attained a rapid pace that has resulted in extreme industrial competitiveness. Big players are investing enormously to protect their Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). On other hand, Start-Ups having limited resources and manpower, struggle to file protection for their IPR. But it is equally important for them as well to protect their... Read More